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Address: Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +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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halloween outing

I'm a childminder so i took the kids here on halloween break for a day out - very impressed as we were able to bring a packed lunch and use the room they provide which was great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a childminder so i took the kids here on halloween break for a day out - very impressed as we were able to bring a packed lunch and use the room they provide which was great - safe for kids, plenty of tables, bins provided and toilet facilities. museum tour was great and activity room a brilliant bonus for... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So on a rainy day in Belfast, what to do.... I no let's have a visit to the museum. You will see a snapshot of everything from the birth of the universe to our most recent past. Stuff for our young creative minds to accomplish. Visit you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibition although important to have seen was heavy going as it graphically depicted the horror, degradation and depravity of war. The rest of the museum including the hilariously funny guys in the shop, managed to lift our spirits. It is a fantastic setting and interestingly arrayed exhibitions of local and international artists. We spent a lot longer there than... More 

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

This museum located in Belfast botanic garden, the facilities are very family friendly. We visited this place more than three times on Sunday, when my son wants to see dinosaur or when my daughter need some first hand information about her art home work, or we just sit in the cafe to have dime snacks... I recommended this me sedum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with a little bit of everything mixed together. I enjoyed the bouncing from History to geology to art. The on-site cafe had good food to boot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really excellent museum. A lot of interesting items and detailed information, over a compact space. -2 floors of art -1 floor of earth sciences (epic minerals/fossil collection, dinosaurs, bones) -2 floors of Irish history (starting from when the world first began, to present day, including the troubles) Interactive rooms for kids (try on costumes, feel fossils/bones, create their own art... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum offering a mix of art, science, nature and temporary exhibitions. The collection is spread out over different levels and a lift is available. Entrance is free.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great little museum, initially just popped in to avoid the rain & ended up staying nearly 3 hours - excellent section on "The Troubles", cafe was superb too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxing. Interest for all ages. Good restaurant and coffee shop. Free admission. Voluntary contributions accepted.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gluten free toastie and salad saw the RUA exhibit ( bit of culture) and relaxed over lovely lunch with views over botanic gardens - suitable for all ages

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