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Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
0845 608 0000
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Ranked #6 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Description: Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from the Spanish Armada.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice newly renovated building but too many levels to go up and down when with someone with walking difficulties.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Living in Belfast im ashamed to say this was my first ever visit. I was a little confused by the layout of the museum, however despite this I think I managed to see everything. Many great artifacts on show. The mummy is of course a great attraction. The troubles exhibition is also fantastic and well balanced. Its very risky to... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the exhibits, could spend all day walking about. It's a great place for any age group and you have botanic gardens right beside it for a walk.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's good to re-visit the museum every so often to see the new exhibits and also visit some of the old favourites. An excellent family day out. We had breakfast and afternoon tea in the cafe which was good value for money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The place is spotlessly clean.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

always loved going here as a kid and still visit it! gallery is always changing. lovely place since its been revamped and botantic gardens beside always great for a walk!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited very briefly whilst in Belfast - The Troubles exhibit is very informative, sensitively presented in a balanced, non judgemental way. Wished we had more time. Excellent cafe - we only had tea and cake - really fresh and tasty. Lunch looked delicious. We will definitely visit again when in Belfast.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The museum had an amazing range of displays from historical, to art, to science and engineering. It was informative and interactive and has a good place for kids in the art section. The museum is not anything amazing but if you have an afternoon to spare in Belfast it's worth a look. It also has a cafe but was closed... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Completely enthralling exhibits, from the history of Ireland and the Troubles to an Egyptian mummy, designed to interest both children and adults. Perfectly situated for lunch or a walk through Botanic Gardens. Entry is free, visitors asked to give donations in lieu of entrance fee.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Enthralling in parts, educational in others and entertaining throughout. Located within the grounds of Botanic Gardens, you are welcomed into the gardens by Lord Kelvin and invited by him into the entrance of the museum. The museum give a good overview to the life and history of Northern Ireland, from ancient through to present. And some of the artwork is... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For someone from outside the UK, it has been hard to get to grips with the Troubles, what caused them, who was involved, what course they took, how they have been resolved (almost fully), etc. The Troubles exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast did a great job of answerting these questions.

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