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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9044 0000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Having wanted to visit this attraction for some time now, I eventually booked some tickets and made my visit. This is a great attraction, with lots of to do, but we felt that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having wanted to visit this attraction for some time now, I eventually booked some tickets and made my visit. This is a great attraction, with lots of to do, but we felt that there was maybe a few parts that were a bit 'random' and no reason explained for their inclusion in the tour! Don't let that put you off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent place to spend time rain or shine. Nice restaurant though bit pricey- the free entrance to the museum makes up for this. Friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our coach driver /guide told us that there is a new design to the museum. We didn't know what to expect but we are glad we did. There were elements of the Guggenheim (New York) in the spiralled access to the exhibits. But it has its own charms. A mix of art, craft, culture and natural history and special discovery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What's On in Belfast directed us to this museum and we weren't disappointed. The friendly staff gave us pointers about the museum as we arrived on a rainy day. We were there to see the Gerard Dillon exhibition - an Irish artist we did not know- and were pleasantly surprised by his work. However, we were disappointed that the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

this is in a great area of the city. get to see local art and info re Spanish armada off ireland coast. can learn a lot about modern ireland art. good kids interactive displays

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the second we'd of the month over 50 get in free that is a 11lbs savings. The museum was chocked full of things to se and learn about. This is a must in NI

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have much time, but entry is free (by donation), so we quickly toured the Elements exhibit and some of the art with our young children and enjoyed it. The museum closed at 5pm, but so did the greenhouse in the gardens, so if you would like to see the plants be sure to leave the museum a few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst it was very clean and modern and had lots of different exhibits to choose from I found it somewhat lacking. Firstly the route is a little confusing and secondly when we did work out the route we were supposed to be taking it felt like we were going backwards. We didn't feel like it flowed properly and felt at... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out walking around the museum kids loved it. Especially around the old animals and mummy. How ever the gift shop was scary bit for free entry what can you expect.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If visiting Belfast this is well worth a visit, and from Memory it is still free you will feel you have missed something if you don't go

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