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Ulster Museum

Address: Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 0845 608 0000
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Ranked #5 of 122 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from the Spanish Armada.
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from the Spanish Armada.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We travelled as a group, with loads of kids! Great place for a rainy day out....staff great.....couldn't have done more to make it a great day out!!

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Mayo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Situated in Botanic Gardens a great place to spend a day will interest all exhibites range from Old Masters, sunken treasure, archeology, and rotating exhibites.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Free entrance! Really good to get some knowledge about troubles and history about Ireland and Belfast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum with a broad range of collections - from dinosaurs to meteorites. I really liked the temporary exhibition of WW1 recruitment posters and learning the issues facing recruiters in Ireland. Had a good coffee in the cafe too.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I go to the Ulster Museum every 2 months or so because my son enjoys the natural history sections and the odd dinosaur here or there. Because the dinosaurs always win against history or pottery I really don't know how good these exhibits are. The natural history part is very good - informative and great for kids to explore. Especially... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Since the first extension of this museum was designed in the late 1960's by Paddy Lawson, my father-in-law, I've had an early interest in this landmark building, inside and out. The second renovation in the early 2010's has brought more openings to the grounds, through a larger glass expanse. I'm not sure the cafeteria is a welcome addition but since... More 

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Joinville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice small museum with a diversity of exhibits. I was expecting something more focused on Northern Irish history, but nevertheless surprised by some very nice areas such as geology and modern art. Museum is located inside the Botanical Gardens, beside Queens University.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This museum is brill. Close to train station or bus service, entrance into museum is free and they can spend all day, its great. Once you have finished there you have to Botanic Gardens to relax and walk round, it really is a worth while day out. I take my kids regularly as they love getting the train and havnt... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a great day out the children really enjoyed seeing all the stuffed animals & the mummy and also the botanical gardens

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Set aside a day and linger in this beautiful museum....there is so much to see and a gorgeous cafe to indulge in a few moments rest before continuing on with the well worthwhile meander through many facets of life tastefully displayed here!

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