Culture & Heritage and Northern Ireland Tourism
A young destination in tourism terms, Northern Ireland’s heritage stretches back thousands of years. Our culture is a fascinating blend of influences which mesmerise visitors through its complexities and rich layers rooted in history and contemporary society.
As our tourism experience brand Embrace a Giant Spirit promises, Northern Ireland has a giant spirit and it's our culture and heritage which helps bring this to life.
A vibrant and daring arts scene, a year-round programme of arts and cultural events and festivals, and pretty-much everyone who lives here in some way reflect our culture and heritage.
Along with our unique coastline and rolling green countryside, culture and heritage are key drivers of tourism visits to Northern Ireland. Since the uniqueness of our culture and heritage sets us apart from other destinations, Tourism NI are committed to supporting the development of authentic, socially sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly tourism experiences which enable visitors to experience culture and heritage.
These experiences should be easily accessed, available to book in advance and open the majority of the year.
If you are a business or organisation operating an arts, culture or heritage led tourism experience or you are thinking of opening up to visitors, get in contact with us talk through the market opportunity and learn more about business supports available.
For the latest culture and heritage strategies and plans please see below:
Strategies and Plans
A Prospectus for Change
A Strategic Framework to unlock the potential of heritage-led tourism in Northern IrelandPDF
NI Heritage Delivers: Treasure the past. Enrich the future.
Nurturing a living past is essential to health and wellbeing, cultural and economic regeneration, and a shared sense of optimism.PDF