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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great day out for family

I visited here with my and my brothers family. This free experience is of the best quality. The museum is modern, airy, organised, friendly, helpful. The exhibits are varied and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here with my and my brothers family. This free experience is of the best quality. The museum is modern, airy, organised, friendly, helpful. The exhibits are varied and extensive. The cafe is good too. The Museum is based in botanic gardens which is a lovely green space in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stop if you are around the university area. Plenty of exhibitions and areas to explore. The Celtic gold work is fantastic.The cafe inside is also worth a try.

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

A brilliant day out for the children from my work place. Lots to do and lots to see. Very interesting and activities for children. The shop was very well priced. A great visit

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

It's got everything - dinosaurs, engines, natural history, geology, activity rooms for children, fabulous art and sculptures and lots of history, older and more recent. Plus an Egyptian mummy, and treasures from the Girona, a Spanish galleon that sank off the Irish coast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was lots to see including Spanish Armada treasure and guns . The children loved the dinosaur fossils and I loved the Irish bronze age artefacts . The cafe was ok for a coffee and bun .

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Thank Ericgroomsport
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My children love it here. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family with the main attraction being the mummy. The best part is that it is all completely free. A walk around botanic gardens is a great way to end the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I keep coming back here at lunch breaks and also with the grandchildren. Always enjoyable especially with the changing exhibitions It has free admission with a suggested donation of about £3

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance is on a voluntary donation basis. It displays a detailed and concise history of the evolution of Ireland from early history to current day, which for a tourist with a keen interest in history and desire for local knowledge it's ideal. I wasn't inspired by the replica displays of 'other world' items and would have liked more original displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a donation at the door you can enjoy a museum filled with fascinating exhibits and activities for all the family to get involved with as they learn more about the world around us. I highly recommend you check out this museum for a few hours of exploration. Parking has been an issue on previous trips, it can be hard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a morning going round the rooms here. Loved the one with the mummy in it. The restaurant was really good with great snacks & the gift shop was good as well

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