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Ulster Museum

Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 0000
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Brilliant for kids

Spacious, clean and airy, next to the botanical gardens. Great for children. Dinosaurs, Egyptians... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dudley, United Kingdom
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Give yourself plenty of time, not to be missed. you will be amazed at whats there to see. From... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Letterkenny, Ireland
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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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“natural history” (102 reviews)
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Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spacious, clean and airy, next to the botanical gardens. Great for children. Dinosaurs, Egyptians, Romans and Vikings so great for school. Interactive rooms for kids of all ages. Can easily spend a couple of hours if not more.

Thank MLH147
Reviewed 4 days ago

Give yourself plenty of time, not to be missed. you will be amazed at whats there to see. From stone age to modern stuff about The troubles as well and the game of thrones Tapestry is amazing. Just across the way is the botanical palm...More

Thank tcmmcm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit just for the Game of Thrones tapestry alone, which is 77m long and follows every key scene in all series.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a big favorite of mine. There are so many activities going on here, and most of them are completely free. This past Saturday I went to hear Amanda Croft talk about the yearly Royal Ulster Academy art exhibition. Artists from not just...More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a free excursion that can interest families and friends. You could also do it as a cute date thing with your partner if it interests you or go by yourself. It’s on of those attractions that does have everything, there’s the gallery for the...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED this museum. We were shocked at how many cool and very varied things it contained. Highly recommend for Museum Nerds (not meant in a disparaging way, I'm one myself :-) ) Go early, take breaks and then go back in. :-)

Thank Orla C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its very modern. Themes are changed to keep people intereted. Recently there was a poppy display on show. A wonderful sight. I went during the Photographic exhibition about Belfast. Excellent, though on reflection, sad memories. I think it was Oct 2017. There is a cafe...More

Thank johnd3011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums ever visited for the excellent layout and variety of the exhibits. Free entry, wonderful John Lavery exhibition on Art floor, History floors are so interesting, would return again as too much to take in in one visit.

Thank coraking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is without a doubt one of the best museums I have ever visited. The building interior is bright and airy and the displays are well laid out. We specifically went to see the amazing Game of Thrones tapestry, but there was so much else...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent photo exhibition on the Troubles, very moving Also enjoyed the 2017 art exhibition, high quality works Also bought some souvenirs Careful of the lockers, there are quite a few that don't work, if it does work your pound is non-refundable.

Thank E W
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28 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!
13 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
4 June 2016|
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Response from sharongcanning | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, there's a small natural history section which includes a few