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Ulster Museum

Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 0000
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Very interesting section on "the troubles"

Great museum, very broad history, spent 2 hours here, saw less than half, unfortunately they close... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gk-lommel
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Lommel, Belgium
Could easily spend an entire day here

Really enjoyed the well presented historical exhibits here. Wish I had more time. A few hours was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
330GTC
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Miami, Florida
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stranmillis Road | Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9044 0000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great museum, very broad history, spent 2 hours here, saw less than half, unfortunately they close at 17.00. Section on "the troubles" was well told and objective. Well done !

Thank gk-lommel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the well presented historical exhibits here. Wish I had more time. A few hours was not enough.

Thank 330GTC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine museum, lots to get around, free entry. History, art, science. There is even an awesome tapestry woven by fans of Game of Thrones featuring every major scene. The adjoining botanic gardens are also worth a gentle stroll, especially if the weather is good....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The free museum has something for everyone... especially younger children. We spent a wonderful afternoon wondering around the museum and enjoying the interactive exhibits. The only regret was that we needed more time to fully explore the museum. I highly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great facility with an extensive range of interesting exhibits. Great for both adults and kids. Something for everyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend a few hours looking at all their exhibits. A great place for eduaction on all things marvelous.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A modern museum with fascinating exhibits of Belfast past and present and free admission at that but truth be told, I came only for the 80m-long, handwoven 'Games of Thrones' tapestry which is really a sight to behold. Has all the key events that happened...More

Thank marfield49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be an idiot like me - check the times - I only had one free day in Belfast and walked all the way out to the museum only to discover that it is closed on Mondays. I am not sure why they do this...More

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Kevin G, Manager at Ulster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, I am sorry to learn that you found the Ulster Museum closed when you visited us last week. We close on Mondays for essential maintenance, for cleaning and for staff to have a rest day. We do, however, open on Bank Holiday Mondays. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well... it's been many years since I was here last. Boy, what a transformation. Same favourite exhibit revisited and reinvigorated in a modern space. Cafe downstairs is a great meeting place, food is good, nice to see vegan options. I loved the 'story', and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely collection of artefacts . Game of thrones fans must visit the Musuem to see the tapestry that chronicles the story in the show . We spent over two hours and were mesmerised

Thank Renuka J
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gilley16
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!
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fishfools
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.
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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
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