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The Old Museum Building
The Old Museum Building
The Old Museum Building


Welcome to the Hands-On Heritage NI project, this project will provide a programme that combines traditional heritage engagement and outreach with the introduction of a range of new digital engagement technologies, to better connect people and communities with built heritage.

We are in the first year of development of the project working on resources to help deliver our outreach and engagement programme in 2021-2022. See below for a taste of what’s to come:

Heritage How To? Short guides

After consulting with the public in Summer 2020 the themes of the Heritage How To? Guides that we will be producing guidance on are outlined below. These titles are currently in development, coming Spring 2021:

  • Maintenance of Historic Buildings;
  • Funding;
  • Planning a Heritage Project;
  • Traditional Building Skills;
  • Heritage at Risk;
  • Recording Historic Buildings;
  • Researching Historic Buildings;
  • Vernacular and Rural Heritage;
  • Climate change; Reuse and Retrofit;
  • Heritage for Local Authorities.
Heritage How To? Toolkit

Currently in development, coming 2021. Here you will be able to find a road map to help you find the answers to your heritage questions, further information related to the historic environment, and advice and guidance.

Heritage Recording and Reporting App

UAH are currently working with ESRI Ireland to develop an App where you will be able to report on heritage you are concerned about, or record the heritage you value, and where you will be able to upload photographs and oral histories. Coming Spring 2021. We will be calling for Heritage Hunters to help test this resource! Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.

In Your Area Webpage

We are developing an ‘In Your Area’ webpage which will allow you to view your local heritage and what people have been recording in your area. Coming Spring 2021.

Associated Activities

We will be holding workshops, events and competitions throughout the programme. Keep up to date by checking the Events section and signing up to our newsletter below.

Get Involved

Get Involved

The preliminary public survey has now closed, however, in the near future we will be engaging with the public. To keep up to date sign up to our Newsletter below.

Call for Heritage Helpers

We need help to test our outputs for the Hands-On Heritage project before going live to the public and need Heritage Helpers. The call for Heritage Helpers closed on the 13th December, however, if you are interested in your local heritage and want to help us record heritage get in touch via [email protected] or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.

Preliminary Public Survey

The preliminary public survey has now closed, however throughout the project we will be asking for your thoughts - check back to #HaveYourSay!



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Ulster Architectural Heritage secures funding for Hands-On Heritage Project.

Get in touch

We welcome any enquiries or questions you have about the Hands-On Heritage Project.
Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] and we will get back to you.

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