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Filming and Photography at National Museums Northern Ireland

Unique locations offering a wealth of commercial media opportunities 

From an authentic 1900’s village and farm, to the American Frontier and modern museum galleries, the backdrop options are endless. Our spaces have been featured on entertainment shows such as Blue Peter and the Antiques Roadshow, documentaries including Great Coastal Railway Journeys, A Stitch in Time, Family Footsteps; and TV series’ Dalgleish, Treaty 22, The Car Years and much more. 


Plan your project with us

We are here to guide you through every stage of the process. From site visit, administration and pre-planning through to managing your production day. Our dedicated staff are happy to assist. 

We also have a large car park at the Ulster Transport Museum which can be used as a unit base for any local productions. Located on the main A2 Belfast to Bangor Road this is a convenient location for productions. 

Take a look at some of the projects filmed across our museums below...

Based on Niall Williams' best-selling novel. Starring Pierce Brosnan and Helena Bonham Carter, Four Letters of Love follows in the footsteps of recent Irish storytelling films like Banshees of Inisherin and the Quiet Girl. Nicholas and Isabel were made for each other but how will they ever know it? As ghosts, fate and the sheer power of true love pull them together, so too does life threaten to tear them apart. 

Watch on: Release date is TBC

A father and daughter struggle in the midst of the famine in Ireland. Faced with the grim reality of eviction and starvation, a young girl learns just how far her father is willing to go to survive. Starring Sam Keeley, Cameron Barron and Conor Hackett.

In season two of the hit Channel 4 series, the four girls and the ‘Wee English Fella’ travel to the Ulster Folk Museum & Ulster Transport Museum, and as per usual they get up hilarious antics and mischief. 

Watch on: Channel 4 or Netflix 

A historical drama made by BBC set during the Second World War, following the lives of ordinary civilians caught up in the war. 

Watch on: BBC Iplayer 

Based on the 2013 fantasy novel by Soman Chainani, two friends Sophie and Agatha attend an enchanted school, putting their friendship to the test as their fortunes become reversed. 

Watch on: Netflix

Based on the Adam Dagliesh novels written by PD James in the 1960s, Dalgliesh is a TV drama  featuring detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, who investigates mysterious crimes in 1970s England.

Watch on; BBC Iplayer 

In this BBC NI series, four of Northern Ireland’s most promising fashion designers take ondesign-based challenges, to prove they have what it takes to make it in the cut and thrust world of contemporary fashion. In series two episode one, aspiring fashion designers are inspired by the Ulster-Scots influence on Ulster's once mighty textile industry.  

Watch on: BBC One Northern Ireland 

A satirical comedy set in Northern Ireland, Give My Head Peace first aired in 1995 but has recently enjoyed a revival of Christmas specials and a mini-series. 

Watch on: BBC One NI

Agatha & The Truth of Murders is a Channel 5 historical drama film about Agatha Christie becoming embroiled in a real-life murder case during her 11-day disappearance in 1926, as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale's goddaughter