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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9044 0000
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Description: Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see...
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences with impressive galleries and interactive discovery zones. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to modern masterpieces, the Ulster Museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast.
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I love the Ulster Museum and how can you complain when it's free?! Its not the best museum in the world but it'll keep you entertained for an hour or two and there are artefacts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love the Ulster Museum and how can you complain when it's free?! Its not the best museum in the world but it'll keep you entertained for an hour or two and there are artefacts and exhibits to interest everybody.

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came to see Colin Davidson`s exhibition for a second time round. It really is a testimony of the many years of troubles in this country. And it is powerfully presented in these portraits. It`s a more than moving experience to walk around and read the story behind each painting. I am referring to a couple of photos from the brochure... More 

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Letham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out and if you like museums this one was good! Staff very helpful and loved reading about the history of Ireland.

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Mentakab, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You could literally spend all day here in the museum as it has several floors and basically something for all ages. Staff were incredibly helpful with everything. Very polite and perhaps the most friendly staff in the UK. The gift shop was a joy too. Kids would love it here. The history in this museum was extensive and the exhibitions... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting displays of Irish history. Dinosaur exhibit, and lots of kid-oriented hands-on a activities.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A very complete museum - a must if visiting Belfast. It has something for everyone, from dinosaur bones to Spanish Armada to history of Belfast and The Troubles. Children loved it. Many exhibitions geared towards them. Plan to spend several hours here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The portrait gallery of individuals affected by the troubles is beautiful and thought provoking. There is a wonderful eclectic mix of exhibits and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just back from a day at the Ulster Museum with our two young children. They currently have an exhibition based on How to train your Dragon which the kids (and grown ups) loved. Lots of activities and interactive exhibits for the kids to participate in throughout the museum. A fantastic day out without breaking the bank balance ❤

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum and Botanic Gardens is free to all. It's an amazing place to explore for young and for old with a mandatory peek at the 'mummy'. Colin Davidson's Silent Testimony is one of the best series of portraits I've seen from recent times. It's all in the eyes. Thought provoking reading. Get yourself a ticket (VERY small charge) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nice natural history museum and museum of local history. A nice display on WW I and information on the Irish "Troubles" in Belfast.

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Additional Information about Ulster Museum

Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9044 0000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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