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“family day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum
Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 0000
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Ranked #6 of 195 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: 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.
County Down, United Kingdom
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“family day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

this is a fun place to visit with family and everyone will enjoy it as it has something for the whole family.It is free entry and there is just so much to see when you get inside. there is also a lovely cafe inside in case anyone is feeling hungry or thirsty or just for a sit down and a rest. there is quite an extensive menu and the prices are reasonable and the staff welcoming and pleasant. the museum is situated in the lovely botanic gardens which offer beautiful scenery and photo opportunities and just perfect for a nice walk after visiting the ulster museum.

Visited October 2012
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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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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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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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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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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Lisburn
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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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