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Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 5AB
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Ulster Museum is home to  treasures past and present. There’s something for art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the culturally curious! Ulster Museum’s rich collections of art, history and natural sciences will take you on a journey across the globe, through time, and to the far reaches of space.

Come face to face with dinosaurs, and see modern masterpieces. Bring the kids for a family fun day and dive into our Discovery Centres: Discover Caravaggio, Discover History and Discover Nature where you can try on costumes from the past, delve into the prehistoric era with 'Design-my-saurus' and create your own art to take home! Visit the Ulster Museum website to browse the fantastic range of exhibitions and events currently on!

Food and Drink 
Our Wynne & Pym café is open during museum hours serving a wide selection of food and refreshments. 

Gift Shop
There is a fantastic range of books, toys and museum inspired item in our gift shop!

Cloakroom 
Lockers for visitors are located on the ground floor of the museum. Please note that there is a non-refundable £1 charge for use.

Free entry with no pre-booking required.

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Ulster Museum is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Ulster Museum | AccessAble

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Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Free Admission

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Events

Monday, 29th April 2024 - Sunday, 1st December 2024

Bill Rolston mural photographyDrawing Support: Murals, Memory and IdentityPolitical mural painting in Northern Ireland is the longest, continuous example found anywhere in the world. Bill Rolston has been photographing this tradition since 1981 and this exhibition showcases Rolston's photography of the political murals scene in NI.
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Friday, 10th May 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

National Treasures: Caravaggio in BelfastCaravaggio's 'The Supper at Emmaus' is on display at Ulster Museum as part of the 'National Treasures' bicentenary celebrations by the National Gallery, London.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 24th July 2024

Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

Tuesday, 30th July 2024 - Tuesday, 30th July 2024

Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Optical Art Pop-Up Workshops in the Ulster MuseumOptical Art: Pop Up WorkshopMake you own optical art collage to take home, inspired by our Kelpra Print exhibition in July.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 24th July 2024

Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Thursday, 1st August 2024 - Thursday, 1st August 2024

Dig into History at the Ulster MuseumDig Into HistoryDig into history in our Learning Zone this summer! What treasures will you uncover in our excavation pit?
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Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

Preserving the Armada at the Ulster MuseumPreserving the ArmadaLearn about the conservation of Spanish Armada cannons from Archaeologists and Conservationists on Thursday 25th of July
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Friday, 26th July 2024 - Friday, 26th July 2024

Experimental Archaeology at the Ulster MuseumExperimental ArchaeologyLearn the skills of our ancient ancestors with The Community Archaeology Programme Northern Ireland (CAPNI) from Queens University at the Ulster Museum on Friday 26th July.
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Friday, 26th July 2024 - Friday, 26th July 2024

Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Friday, 2nd August 2024

Friday, 16th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

Friday, 23rd August 2024 - Friday, 23rd August 2024

Friday, 30th August 2024 - Friday, 30th August 2024

Fossils & Evolution Gallery in the Ulster MuseumAsk About AnimalsLearn about specimens in our collection with our Natural Sciences Education Officer.
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

Professor Bill Rolston in the , Drawing Support: Murals, Memory and Identity exhibitionMurals, Memory and Identity: In Conversation with Bill RolstonJoin Bill Rolston and our Senior Curator of History, Dr Karen Logan in conversation about the tradition of political mural painting on Saturday 10th August.
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Opening Times

10:00 to 17:00 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* All Year Round
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank holidays)
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th December. Also closed on New Years Day (1st January 2025)

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Ulster American Folk Park, OmaghJourney back in time at the Ulster American Folk Park, from the Old World of Ulster to the New World of America. Learn what life was like in rural Ulster, step on board the full-scale emigrant ship and enjoy craft demonstrations performed by guides in traditional costumes.

Vintage double decker busUlster Transport Museum, HolywoodCelebrate the history of invention and innovation through engineering, design, and technology at the Ulster Transport Museum. Check out the famous DeLorean, a Ferguson tractor and the motorbikes of some of Northern Ireland's biggest road racing legends!

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Directions from Town:The Ulster Museum is situated in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, right in the heart of the university area of South Belfast, approximately 1 mile from the city centre. Parking: There is no parking is available in the grounds of the Ulster Museum however there is on-street parking in the surrounding area.

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