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Welcome to the PRONI website

Welcome to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).  PRONI aims to identify, preserve and make available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory.


You can carry out research in PRONI free of charge.  To register you must bring photographic ID to obtain a visitor pass.  You can complete and return your PRONI registration form in advance.  See visiting PRONI for further details on registration and opening hours.

What can I do at PRONI?

Use PRONI's collection of archives
to research your family and local history. Browse our information leaflets, search our online archives and visit PRONI.
Attend talks or events being held throughout the year.  You can also plan group visits.  Join our mailing list to ensure you never miss out on what's happening.



Machinations Exhibition launched at PRONI

Twelve original artworks created by 20 community groups from across NI are on display at PRONI from 2nd – 13th March 2015.  Forming part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival, Machinations is the result of Big Telly Theatre Company's pioneering intergenerational programme called Spring Chickens, using everyday objects to explore stories of identity through moving sculpture, display and sound.  

Accounts of the Conflict - A Workshop

As part of Creativity Month, PRONI is pleased to host a workshop on the Accounts of the Conflict: The Challenges and Opportunities in Creating a Digital Archive of Personal Accounts of the Troubles, 4th March 2015, 10.30am-12 noon. This will be lead by Professor Gillian Robinson and Dr Brendan Lynn from the Ulster University. Visit our talks and events page for further details
PRONI Web Archive  

Launch of PRONI Web Archive

PRONI is pleased to announce the launch of its online Web Archive.  The archive contains over 100 websites of social, historical and cultural importance and is now available to view online.  Visit the PRONI Web Archive page for further details.