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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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its free and so interesting

this is amazing and it is free! so much history and really interesting. you could spend 2-3 hours no bother

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

this is amazing and it is free! so much history and really interesting. you could spend 2-3 hours no bother

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good educational visit with easy access for disabled children and elderly. Staff very attentive and they have education room set aside for group visitors.wonderful arrangement of artifacts from early Ireland and Ulster with modern history included.Fantastic amount of relics and artifacts for kids to see and also sensory room for kids to touch items.The Egyptian mummy is always a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great example of what a museum should be. Filled with facts and history without overloading your brain.The museum is invading throughout with fabulous exhibits and interactive displays.Fun for the whole family on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can tell when entering that the museum used to be an art museum because of the layout - it's modern and gorgeous. I enjoyed roaming room to room and getting a glimpse at a vast history of not just Northern Ireland but the world. The mummy was amazing! Free to enter, but please throw some pounds in the donation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside it looks as if modern brutalist architecture has been blended with an older building, but inside it is a marvellous structure over five floors with walkways between so you can start at the top and walk down through every floor. At the top there is a very respectable Art Gallery. We were particularly impressed by the fossil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had not been to the museum in a long time, shame on me. As a huge fan of Gerard Dillion was bowled over by his exhibition. Absolutely loved the interactive room for kids. Very clever addition to the museum. It really is a great day out for an entire family of all ages. The gift shop was also excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ulster museum is nothing short of fabulous. You can easily spend an entire day there or you can choose the "floors" you want to visit based on your interests. It includes a wonderful Irish history floor, natural history, artifacts and antiques, sculpture and artwork. The best part is that it's free! We don't have children but they had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although small this museum has enough surprises to keep one engaged for a brief period of time. If you are into art the museum's permanent exhibit of Irish art is well worth the time especially since they have several pieces by jack Yeats perhaps Ireland's most well-known artist. Additionally, they have several items of interest for history buffs. All-in-all a... More 

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

Always love to go to the museum, my 3 year old loves it especially the dinosaurs and the room that has lots of little things for kiddies .will be back soon for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great outing for children with plenty to do and see. We spent a few hours exploring and the children had a great time. Botanic Gardens are great for a walk around at the same time. Staff very good.

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