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Ulster Museum

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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9044 0000
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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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Absolute must do in Belfast

From pre-historic fossils to post modernist paintings the Ulster Museum is the best thing you can do for free in the City. Set in the outstandingly beautiful Botanic Gardens; you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From pre-historic fossils to post modernist paintings the Ulster Museum is the best thing you can do for free in the City. Set in the outstandingly beautiful Botanic Gardens; you could while away most of the day inside and out. The highlight is the Egyptian in the Museum... Still have the nightmares:) Brilliant for the whole family and a great... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Something to suit everyone from the art lover to the kids corner. The museum is set in beautiful gardens, when you're finished looks at all the wonderful exhibits then you can take a lovely walk through the botanical gardens.

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Thank Toohotforme
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The local interest in the museum is excellent and the art gallery always has interesting exhibitions. The Sir John Lavery paintings are beautiful.

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Thank Michael E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been taking my children here for years a brilliant day out that's free entry loads to do and see rounded of with a walk round botanic gardens great day out

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Thank geraldine m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ulster museum is very interesting to go if you haven't been before. They have a gift shop that is quite cheep and a nice Cafe . Entry is free

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to get out of the rain. It was Saturday morning & packed with families doing the same thing. It's free entry with a suggested donation of £3. 4 floors including art, natural history, history. The cafe serves great bean to cup coffee & is well worth a visit

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Thank Jayne E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If it is raining the Ulster Museum is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours, informative, interactive displays and a nice spot for a coffee

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Bangor, County Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently had a guided tour of this museum which is free to visit (although donations are invited). My favourite zone was the Art Collection, showcasing the finest art from local artists as well as further afield. We were able to see the Rembrandt self portrait currently on loan from the National Gallery in London. The guides are enthusiastic, extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was recommended to go here by a lady at the tourist office in the city airport and it was as good as she said. Its a really nice museum to visit with free entry, you can choose to put your coats in the cloakroom if they are to bulky to carry round. There is a lot to see and they... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great displays in this spacious, purpose built museum building. Interactive displays, helpful staff.

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