Welcome to our

Online Exhibition

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times was a three-month online engagement programme designed to encourage online and offline conversations between families, friends, neighbours, and new groups during the Covid-19 Lockdown while also documenting how we, ordinary people, experienced this extraordinary time.

 Led by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), it brought together over 50 participants across Northern Ireland and border counties who shared over 800 items with each other, including family heirlooms, letters, and photographs.


This online exhibition contains some of the highlights and stories shared.