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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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Went for a quick visit on a rainy Sunday afternoon

A really great spot in Belfast, gorgeous museum in the Botanical Gardens and a really lovely café too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great spot in Belfast, gorgeous museum in the Botanical Gardens and a really lovely café too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting visit to see the history of Ireland .nice art work as well .set in the grounds of botanical gardens

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch in the restaurant before going to see the Dillon exhibition. Lunch was sort of fast food, not at all Yellow Door normal standard which is superb. The restaurant was so noisy which made it most unpleasant - we all said we would never use the restaurant again, and as we go to the museum quite a lot... More 

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Derry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No charge for entry. It has a room to eat anoicnick in if its raining. Cafe is ok. Atractions are great. Lots of local and international displays. The mummy was the childrens favourite.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for a day out and right beside Botanical gardens and next door to Queens University. On a short bus route from city entre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must. You are guaranteed to be amazed with what you will see here. I'm big in time Egypt and their displays here are great there is even an Egyptian mummy. Fantastic for families

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a treasure trove packed with stuff you never even thought existed they do new exhibitions every now and then as well defo well worth a visit for all ages .

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since 3 members of my family work there a visit to the refurbished building was a must . Emmy husband and I went on a lovely afternoon and wend to the botanical gardens and the museum . I was amazes at the change ,it was fantastic ! Plenty for everyone I loved seeing Takabuti the Egyptian mummy . Loads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing things to see, everything you can think of! I remember s professor coming down to see us when we had found a fossil. That was kind tondo considering how busy they are. Your mind will be blown at how great thebUlster Museum is, it's just as good as any in the mainland!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ulster Museum is one of those places that you just cannot stay away from. It is more than a museum. It is an integral part of the Northern Ireland community and it serves the community well by offering workshops, talks, courses and children's events as well as highlighting the artistic talent abound in our land. Free to get into... More 

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