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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 272 things to do 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
Hours:
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quite interesting way to pass the time. Varied with enough to interest everyone. The NI history section on the ground floor was pitched just right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went to have a wee explore around the place and learnt loads of fun stuff. It was easy to get around aswell. There are even that allow you to use them, like microscopes and other stuff. The cafe was brilliant. Had a soup and loved it! Very interactive!

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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

How do architects get it so wrong? This is a truly appalling building, like a prison out of Star Wars. The noise pollution is incredible. If there's even a small group of people in the huge gaunt central well hall you can't hear your ears. The exhibits are well laid out and the labelling isn't fussy but walking through the... More 

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belfast-UK
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8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Love visiting my local museum - if you're visiting Belfast its a must see - nice coffee shop - Must see is the famous Egyptian Mummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went with my nephew for an afternoon treat. Great way to spend a few hours. Friendly environment & loads to do

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum (if it is your first time going) with a whole tonne of sections. I have been lots of times and have noticed that it is not very interactive. A bit boring for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A must if visiting the locality. A full day out which will appeal to young and old alike. I first visited in the late seventies and this was my first trip back with my 21 year old daughter and it still holds the same magic it did then.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Another of Belfast's major attractions that local folk quite often forget to visit. Until I have some nephews staying and needed to occupy them, it certainly did that and also entertained me so much so I plan to go back and visit on my own! Everything is clearly laid out and easy to walk round, and when a break is... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We loved the Ulster Museum. It's free but there is a suggested donation of £3, and cloakroom is £1, it is well worth giving the donation and more. You could spend a few hours here. There was a physics light exhibition while we were there and it was great. The history section is very well done.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Ulster Museum is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens about a 15 minute walk away from Belfast city centre and right beside Queen's University. The building which is relatively new and modern is an inviting space with eating facilities and a shop. The building houses various collections relating to art, natural history, modern and ancient history,... More 

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