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Ulster Museum


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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 the Discovery Zones of art, history and science where you can try on costumes from the past, explore the tree of life 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!

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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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Sundays


  • 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)

Guide Prices

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Free Admission


Friday, 27th October 2023 - Sunday, 28th April 2024

Kelpra: Artists and PrintmakersA selection of prints created at the innovative Kelpra Studio, London, taken from both Ulster Museum collection and private collections
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Tuesday, 27th February 2024 - Sunday, 9th June 2024

Lavery On LocationA major art exhibition exploring the travels of Sir John Lavery, Belfast's best-known painter, organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland and National Galleries of Scotland
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Thursday, 11th April 2024 - Thursday, 11th April 2024

a child searching for bugs Torchlight Bug HuntAre you a fan of creepy crawlies? Come along to our torchlight bug hunt with an insect expert at Ulster Folk Museum.
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Opening Times

10:00 to 17:00 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
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 2024)

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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.

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Road Directions

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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