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New Innovation Exhibition Opens At Ulster Transport Museum

By Dave Simpson
New Innovation Exhibition Opens At Ulster Transport Museum

A new innovation exhibition has opened at the Ulster Transport Museum.

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Statements

Northern Ireland economy minister Gordon Lyons said a statement published on Tourism NI's website after he visited the new exhibition and met with National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) chief executive Kathryn Thomson, in conjunction with Tourism NI, "This new museum of innovation adds to Northern Ireland's rich tourism offering, persuading potential visitors that there are things to do and see when they come here. The museum charts Northern Ireland's vibrant history of innovating in the fields of science, technology and industry and is a fascinating place to explore."

Lyons added, "I would encourage everyone enjoying a staycation to explore Northern Ireland, including this excellent new addition to the tourism offering here."

Tourism NI Experiences Development Officer Statement

In a statement also published on Tourism NI's website, Tourism NI experiences development officer Sheena Dickson said, "This is another exciting addition to the visitor experience here in Northern Ireland and will bring the legacy of innovators in Northern Ireland to life in an enjoyable way for visitors and locals alike. The museum is also certified under the 'Good to Go' industry mark, which is important as it reassures consumers that businesses have met all the recommended safety guidelines.

"The experience aligns perfectly with our experience brand, 'Northern Ireland Embrace a Giant Spirit', and the message we want to send in Northern Ireland, which is to support local and explore what is on our doorstep. This innovative and new experience will be important in supporting tourism recovery from the impact of COVID-19."


National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) Chief Executive Statement

In another statement published on Tourism NI's website, National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) chief executive Kathryn Thomson said, "We were thrilled to be able to open our museums back up to the public with exciting new developments such as our Museum of Innovation gallery at the Ulster Transport Museum. We hope to not only offer people a safe and enjoyable experience, but also provide a platform for young and old to be inspired by fascinating local stories of ingenuity as we collectively look towards a decade of innovation and ambition."

"Good To Go"

Tourism NI added on its website following the above statements, "All four NMNI museums - the Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum, Ulster Museum and Ulster American Folk Park - have been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' mark, a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide reassurance to businesses, customers and communities that safe working guidelines in relation to COVID-19 have been adopted."

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