BBCNI Story

The story of the BBC in Northern Ireland began in 1924 with the first broadcast from studio 2BE in Linenhall Street in Belfast. Since then, output, operations and facilities have grown as local broadcasting has evolved through history and technological advances.  

BBC Northern Ireland’s Community Archive is located at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and is a treasure trove of local broadcasting history. It contains programme recordings, photographs and other materials reflecting every aspect of the BBC’s work since the mid-1920s. All of this material is open to the public and forms part of a unique partnership between the BBC and National Museums.