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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 #38 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Government Buildings
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
Champaign, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Glossop, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
131 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I only went here to kill time on my last day and had low expectations but there was a brilliant local history exhibition, a 911 exhibition and art on display with free info leaflets about NI. A little gem of a find and a nice cafe too!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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187 reviews 187 reviews
44 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I am a regular visitor to PRONI and have also brought a number of friends from overseas here in the past 12 months. It is always a delight to visit this beautiful bright building (such a contrast to PRONI's original location) and the amount of information available to view is completely staggering. And it's all for free. The staff throughout... More

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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
85 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I have to say I wasn't sure what I would find, but I was delightfully surprised by this facility. The people were friendly and helpful. The space is very modern and minimalist...I was thinking moldy and dusty stacks of books... I met a genealogist, Bob Murray at the PRONI whom I contacted at the last minute. Nor only did he... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is down at the Titanic quarter in Belfast it has all the records you would every need to trace your family history it also have a Café in it and it is very easy on the pocket

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