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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Department for Communities (NI)

Printed and manuscript maps of Northern Ireland but also of Ireland and parts of the Republic of Ireland, including historical and pre-OS maps (1550-1850); OS larger scale maps for the Northern Irish counties (1:10,560 (1830s, 1860s, 1900s and 1920-30); 1:2,500 (1900s, 1920s)); and 19th century town plans.


2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ

Main contact

Dr Glynn Kelso

Telephone number

(028) 9053 4800

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri 09.00-16.45 (Document ordering times: 09.00-16.15); Thurs 10.00-20.45 (Document ordering times 10.00-20.00).


No appointment is necessary. You must register as a Visitor to access records onsite - please bring photographic ID on your first visit.


Visitors can photograph most documents (excluding those with specified restrictions) free of charge using their own digital camera, mobile phone or tablet. Self-service copying and professional copying also available.


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