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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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This is good place for families

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Drumlithie, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 days ago NEW

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

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Hastings Europa Hotel with a two day conference, our group activity on day one was a private guided tour of the Ulster Museum. What an amazing place, a museum and art gallery combined. Delighted I had three amazing curators take us around three exhibitions, and I had the opportunity to view Rembrandt's final self-portrait. A gem in Belfast's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across the museum one Saturday afternoon and had a pleasant visit. There was plenty of information available and lots of staff available for any questions we may have had. The restaurant looked lovely although we didn't go in.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly visit the Ulster Museum with family or friends, and it's one of the places I've often recommended to acquaintances visiting Belfast. It's bright, modern and well laid out (including being accessible to people with mobility issues). There's usually an interesting exhibition in place - I particularly enjoyed the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts annual exhibition and the 'Troubles'... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in Belfast for a cheap date or a dander with friends. Couldn't recommend it enough. Been lots of times always something new and a lot of fun

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