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You need a licence to keep firearms, weapons and ammunition for display or use in a museum.
How to apply
Write to the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland (DOJ).
You’ll need to include:
- why the museum is interested in firearms, weapons and ammunition
- details of the firearms, weapons and ammunition to be held
- information about the security precautions in place
- evidence that most of the museum’s funding comes from central or local government
- information on whether the museum is open to the public
Firearms and Explosives Branch
Department of Justice
Call DOJ if you need to know more about the application process.
Department of Justice for Northern Ireland
Telephone: 028 9052 0057
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
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You’ll only get a licence if DOJ is satisfied that the weapons, firearms and ammunition will not be a danger to the public.
Fees and charges
A licence costs £200 and usually lasts for 5 years.
It costs £75 to add another premises to a licence.
The licence may include conditions about the safe management of the weapons, firearms and ammunition.
Fines and penalties
It’s a criminal offence to possess firearms or ammunition in Northern Ireland without Police Service of Northern Ireland permission. It’s also a criminal offence to break the conditions of a museum firearms licence.