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Ulster Museum

Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 0000
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Great museum

Have been going here for thirty plus years. Always good but had a revamp and is now outstanding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David L
Belfast, United Kingdom
Good museum

I think this one deserves a visit ESP for the Armada exhibit . It is well done and really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
zuni P
Lagunitas, California
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 0000
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been going here for thirty plus years. Always good but had a revamp and is now outstanding. Great for kids with Armada treasure, a mummy and dinosaurs. Great setting. Restaurant a bit pricey.

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think this one deserves a visit ESP for the Armada exhibit . It is well done and really interesting . They also - of course- have a very good section on "the troubles " Good art ... not overwhelming and gardens next door

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Lots of different types of exhibits with something to suit all and it is free.

Thank MariMcG
Reviewed 3 days ago

While we were in the Botanic Gardens it poured with rain, so we retreated to the Museum. It's not a bad place, but a bit disorganised.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I only had a short time to visit this museum. It is adjacent to the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the University Quarter.. From what I did see it houses an excellent collection of artifacts and exhibits and is sure to provide something of interest to...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gallery is so well laid out-with the top floors dedicated to art works and the lower floors are the museum. Very diverse variety of art, great historic exhibitions and nature displays. Lots of areas with interaction for children as well. Great cafe adjoining museum...More

Thank frankst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given it was a little overcast and chilly, we had heard the museum was good and decided to pass some time there. We were welcomed by very interested and interesting staff who quickly acquired for us a wheelchair for my dad with limited mobility and...More

Thank jamesblyth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had history, WWI, Troubles, along with science, fossiles, minerals, human history, just a lot of fun things, plus art! This has to be great place to take a kid. Special mention of the Irish impressionalists, really a great display. I'd go back as...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated at the botanical gardens this is a free attraction. It's ok with some interesting art but some of the other exhibits are a bit dull.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place good quality of information as a nice wee day out with the girlfriend. Would be back. Good gift shop with great detail into the books you can buy about the place

Thank Jamesywna
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Would you suggest purchasing tickets before hand?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
You don't need tickets as it's free! There is a large see through box at the front entrance were you may make a donation. Enjoy your visit!
What is the minimum amount of time I would need to see the Museum? We only have an hour and a half and don't want to waste time if it would not be worthwhile. Thanks for your input.
14 May 2017|
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Response from Kevin G | Property representative |
Hello, 90 minutes would give you enough time to have an overview of the Museum and also explore some of the art, history or nature galleries in more detail. I hope that you enjoy your visit.
Amber M
Is there a dinosaur display
5 June 2016|
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Response from sharongcanning | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, there's a small natural history section which includes a few