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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
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+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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Good Day Out

Had a really nice day at the museum, a lot of interesting exhibits and plenty of local history. Free entry although a donation is requested and well deserved. Would definitely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a really nice day at the museum, a lot of interesting exhibits and plenty of local history. Free entry although a donation is requested and well deserved. Would definitely recommend for people of all ages.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum which covered five floors. Each floor had a different theme. My favourite was the first floor which covered the troubles. It was amazing and had so much information, I was in there for quite some time. The rest of the floors have interesting artefacts and paintings which are worth checking out.

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Henley on Thames
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there to learn a bit more about the troubles. The exhibition about it is quite small and includes more reading than anything else. The rest of the museum is ok, but if you've been to a good national museum, it doesn't offer anything special.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful way of spending hours expanding your knowledge, enjoying all the varied exhibitions and wondering at the world we live in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the train from Bangor and then walked around the museum the finished with a picnic. Great day out with the kids.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a general museum- a bit of everything- arts, nature, history. In the arts section we surprisingly found two cute little Bruegel paintings, in the historical part - a mummy. The exposition of Troubles is lame, trying not to offend anyone it makes those dramatic times quite anemic. All in all- a pleasant refuge for a cold day

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good place to visit, very interesting and free admission as well. Lots to see and do, something for everyone, well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was pleasntlying surprised as to the depth an breadth of the displays . The learning opportunities made for fun experience!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting museum, with a lot of info about the Troubles of NI. I would recommend especially if you're unfamilar about the history, and want to learn about it. Takes an hour or two to go around (depending on how quick you are) - and nicely situated right next to the Botanic gardens, which aren't huge - but would be nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this museum as do the kids lots to do but I do wish cafe was a little cheaper or had deals ❤️ still had a fab time 😊

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