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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ, Northern Ireland
(+44) 028 90 534800
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Ranked #32 of 122 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was an interesting place and especially helpful when looking up ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. Staff very helpful and the building quite nice.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Called in to look for 1940's images. This was my first time and I had to register and get my photograph taken for a pass but that's valid for a year. It's a new building with fantastic computer reference facilities and staff to help. There's even a cafe on site as it'll take a while to research. Although there's ticketed... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Though I had very, very little time to visit the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, I wanted to make it a priority during my short stay in the Belfast area. Sadly, that time was even more limited than anticipated. My partner and I had debated whether or not to visit one research facility (PRONI) or another (Ulster Heritage Foundation).... More 

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Regina, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place is amazing. There is so much information, so many different aspects and everyone is very friendly and helpful. It's well worth a visit whether you have ancestry in Northern Ireland or not. The eatery inside is very nice too and clean. The records are wonderfully kept whether it's microfilm or paper form. You could be at this building... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went here to further research our Scots-Irish ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. The librarians were all very helpful, and there was lots of information, but unless you are well-prepared and know exactly what you are looking for, you need more than one day to tap into all the resources. They are very organized there with their registration procedures,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Ever wondered what is the 31st most popular attraction in Belfast, according to TripAdvisor? Look no further: Shower, pre-drinks then head down to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Discover how suspiciously close your ancestors lived near one another before they emigrated out of this place as quickly as they could.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have been tracing my Family Tree for many years and was looking forward to my first visit in the new building but I was deeply disappointed. The building is very large but could be certainly accommodated much better. The place is very dull and empty because of the size of the place. The staffs customer service is very poor... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a great way to get in touch with your roots. The building is very professional and clean, the staff was incredibly helpful, and it was all completely free. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Having visited in 2007, it was nice to have a new building with lots of computers and copiers available. The staff was so helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us. There is a café onsite for lunch but we did not take time to eat as our time was limited. The location is near the Titanic center... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and brother visited the PRONI as they were researching my family history. Unfortunately due to commitments they could not stay as long as they would have liked. The staff were very helpful and friendly. My husband said it was a much better experience than his visits to the National Archives.

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