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“Magnificent museum in splendid surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
0845 608 0000
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Ranked #5 of 122 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum displaying a collection of early Irish artifacts and treasures from the Spanish Armada.
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“Magnificent museum in splendid surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Visited this museum with my wife on 11TH January 2013.It is situated in the Botanic gardens next door to Queens University. The botanic gardens are worth a look,particularly the Palm House full of wonderful palms and cacti.The museum caters for all ages and is wheelchair and push chair friendly.There are lots of interactive things to try for the children,plus an excellent Nature section.Being on several floors there are walkways and also lifts if you dont fancy walking to the top floor.I am not an art lover but there is an exhiition of Kenneth Shoesmiths work,only until the 7th April 2013.He was an artist who joined the Royal Mail Company travelling the world,and when time permitted he painted Maritime Scenes.I have to say I was mesmerised by the beauty and detail of these paintings. This exhibition is a must if visiting whilst it is still on show! What started out as a quick look round the museum turned into several hours of pleasurable relaxation and entertainment.Best of all it is FREE!!

Visited January 2013
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“really interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I dont usually like museums but i found the exhibitions here very good. I like the way it is on different levels and rooms so if something is not to your taste just move onto next exhibition you are sure to find something that interests you. Cant believe it is free. Highly recommend a visit no matter what your age.

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“quite modern these days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The renovations have substantially reduced the collection on view but they had a show of DaVinci drawings from the Queen's collections on show when we were there. Everything else was a shadow of their entire collection and not really that well shown.

Visited June 2012
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“Not just for a rainy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Regular visitor to the museum not just to wonder around looking at the dinasours or mummy but also or the art exhibitions on the top floor.

Visited January 2013
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“Fascinating Exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We really enjoyed this museum--it is at the Botanic Gardens which is a beautiful place to walk around. The museum had so many interesting exhibits that we stayed for over two hours when we originally thought we'd just pop in for a few minutes.

The museum has a thorough, respectful, and very informative exhibit on The Troubles that is not to be missed--go see this before you tour the murals or take a black cab taxi tour!

Visited January 2013
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