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Ulster Museum

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Address: Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 0845 608 0000
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Description: Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from...
Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from the Spanish Armada.
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Well presented museum with varied exhibits

Some art, some natural history, some history... a bit of something for everyone. Well displayed. Looks like access for those with limited mobility is good. Exhibit on The Troubles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Some art, some natural history, some history... a bit of something for everyone. Well displayed. Looks like access for those with limited mobility is good. Exhibit on The Troubles was very affecting ~ would have liked to see a second gallery with more artifacts, but the stark black and white presentation worked really well for the type of exhibit.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant for our grandchildren as well as us - we revisited the following day without the family to see more

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

always worth a visit for a piece of local and international history, plus nice cafe and free in, so thats a bonus

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting Museum with free entry, spanning the timeframe from prehistoric to modern age. Contains some interesting artefacts from the spanish Armada (original guns and stuff)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the size and modernity of the building and stunned by the beautiful combination of the natural light and artificial light on the top floor which made the glassware and ceramics look fantastic. I enjoyed the small collection of art and was quite impressed with the gift shop too. Where I was left a little e... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If in Belfast well worth a visit excellent family day really enjoyable top tip start from the top floor and work your way down

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Free entry so bearing this in mind it was worth a visit. Really nice little café to enable you to take the weight off your feet after your visit before you move on.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

History, culture, and top two floors of art. Modern and warm, not at all stuffy and lots for children to enjoy. Add a quick visit to the tropical palm houses opposite. Staff very friendly and its all free!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well worth a visit especially the section on Ireland's history and the photographic displays. Free, optional donation on admission. Recommended.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love the museum. I used to go all the time when I was a kid. It's been done up since and it's got some great exhibits, definitley worth a nosey. And it's free!

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