The return of two mighty Armada cannons has been met with a roar of approval at the revamped Ulster Museum.
The 16th century weapons - an Iron Falcon and Bronze Semi-Daker - will form part of a new Armada exhibition when the museum, fresh from its £17.2m makeover, reopens.
Making sure they arrive in one piece are Siobhan Stevenson, National Museums Northern Ireland s Head of Collection Care and Kevin Roberts and Ian Henn from Mainmast Conservation.
The arrival of the cannons marks the beginning of a six-month installation programme at the museum, when thousands of objects will be returning to the display galleries.
The cannons’ arrival follows completion this month of the main construction phase of the £17.2m redevelopment project.
The landmark project has created an additional 1,225 sq metres of public space and has entirely transformed the iconic tourist attraction which will reopen at the end of October.