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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
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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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Fantastic day out

My children love it here. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family with the main attraction being the mummy. The best part is that it is all completely free. A walk around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My children love it here. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family with the main attraction being the mummy. The best part is that it is all completely free. A walk around botanic gardens is a great way to end the day.

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lisburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I keep coming back here at lunch breaks and also with the grandchildren. Always enjoyable especially with the changing exhibitions It has free admission with a suggested donation of about £3

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance is on a voluntary donation basis. It displays a detailed and concise history of the evolution of Ireland from early history to current day, which for a tourist with a keen interest in history and desire for local knowledge it's ideal. I wasn't inspired by the replica displays of 'other world' items and would have liked more original displays... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a donation at the door you can enjoy a museum filled with fascinating exhibits and activities for all the family to get involved with as they learn more about the world around us. I highly recommend you check out this museum for a few hours of exploration. Parking has been an issue on previous trips, it can be hard... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a morning going round the rooms here. Loved the one with the mummy in it. The restaurant was really good with great snacks & the gift shop was good as well

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

FREE and brilliant for an afternoon out! Really interesting, lots for kids and staff are really nice

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to Botanic Gardens - so easy to find. Allow 4 hours or so for inside the museum as its over 5 levels with lots and lots to see in each.

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this museum is a lovely part of Belfast and has a wide range of exhibits, the layout of the museum was very confusing and slightly random. The map didn't help much so we found ourselves walking in circles quite a lot. However, if you're looking for something to do that is free, this is a great option.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ulster museum has an eclectic range of exhibits, but perhaps lacks coherence. The first two things we saw were a replica skeleton of a triceratops next to a vintage car. That said, there is some impressive stuff. I thought the exhibition that chronicled the troubles was sensitively done. It is free, so well worth a few hours of your... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So impressed by this museum, it has everything.....set aside a minimum of 2hrs. The staff were so friendly and informative, the cafe was first class, next time I visit Belfast I'm going to set aside a whole afternoon to do this place justice.

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