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Review of Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum
Ranked #13 of 236 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Ulster Museum had a facelift a few years ago and it is really nice to visit. there are many different sections including industrial history, ancient Ireland, natural history and great art galleries. To this they have addes a super new cafe/restaurant and outside there is the venerable Palm House in the Botanic Gardens and famous Tropical Ravine. Just fabulous.

Thank Sean Q
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great day out. Took our 4 year old and he loved it. Staff really friendly and happy to speak to you. Loads of interaction and plenty of stuff to see and do.

Absolutely no negatives at all, and for someone as difficult as me to please, thats about as good as it gets !

Thank ccfcway
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Intending to walk around the Botanic Gardens my husband and I popped into the museum first - we spent so long there that it was too late to go to the gardens.

I love history but some museums don't try to engage with their audience. That is not the case here. This museum goes out of its way to be engaging and interactive. The exhibits are informative, interesting and interactive. The staff are equally informative and friendly. But best of all are the interactive rooms, in particular the natural history room. It is such a new experience to go to a museum and be invited to touch the exhibits - that's what you can do in the interactive room. While this is a great idea for children I have to say that as an adult I enjoyed it just as much as any child would.

I also think the variety of exhibits in this museum means that there is something for everyone, from the history fan to the art fan to the nature fan and I think that's why it's so easy to spend so long here without realising it.

Thank DeniseT38
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Ulster museum is packed full of... well everything.
I only had an hour or so to go round, and from the off set it wasn't enough time.
There are whole floors dedicated to several subjects that where fun and informative.
It coved every area from natural history to geography and back again. If I'm ever in Belfast again I'm going to set aside a day to fully explore.
I do recommend going though the undersea part with the guide turned off first time, and be creeped out by the sharks and giant squid lurking in the dark.

Thank Karl M
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I highly commend the Ulster Museum's exhibitions relating to local history: the 1912 Covenant exhibition was very interesting. The permanent 'Plantation to Power-Sharing' exhibition is thorough and carefully devised, selective but balanced, with the slightly separate 'Power-Sharing' section on the recent Troubles especially illuminating. The final 'Reflections & Feedback' corner is an appropriate conclusion. I also enjoyed the Irish Landscape and John Luke exhibitions. The cafeteria, catered by the Yellow Door, offers really good food - but the door onto the Botanic Gardens could have been kept closed on a day of snow & icy winds!

Thank JFG1111
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