The Ulster Museum, located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, has around 8,000 square metres (90,000 sq. ft.) of public display space, featuring material from the collections of fine art and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, and one of the components of National Museums Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Museum was founded as the Belfast Natural History Society in 1821 and began exhibiting in 1833. It has included an art gallery since 1890. Originally called the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, in 1929, it moved to its present location in Stranmillis. The new building was designed by James Cumming Wynne.
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Andrew Moorhead | Jan 23, 2018
Visited this museum with the family. As soon as you walk in the front door there is a big money pot asking for a donation, this is because it is free admission. Please put what you can in the pot because believe me you will not be disappointed. There is loads to see and it is very rare these days to come across a museum like this which is free of charge. We absolutely loved and you will too.
Brenda McNally | Feb 26, 2018
great museum with interesting artefacts. they have boxes for donations rather than charging a fee. my 2 boys loved the dinosaurs and the old toys
123 Stepcount | Feb 15, 2018
Visit today to a busy Ulster Museum. Impressive Game of Thrones tapestry exhibition on the top floor well worth a visit if your are a fan. One long piece on linen and plenty of detail in the images.
Emma S | Feb 14, 2018
Been here a few times. Liked the art section and the times they did the war section. Interesting to see the weapons and letters from soldiers who may have passed due to the war. Really hit home to me.
Maxine Cullen | Nov 25, 2017
We have come to see the poppies on tour. Not disappointed, its beautiful. Of course can't resist a quick pop in to the museum, great coffee shop and the kids pack really involves the children who can't wait to tick off all the boxes with their findings. Another great visit and a bonus with the poppies.
Darpan Arora | Apr 4, 2018
Been to museums in London Amsterdam Berlin and ulster museum was upto the standards. You can spend good amount of time in there with lots of activities for kids.
js h | Mar 20, 2018
Great museum and it's free, so remember to donate something at the end £5 is reasonable i think for 2-3 hrs of wonderful exhibits especialy the works of art on view
Rebecca Clay | May 4, 2018
One of my all time favourite museums. It’s newly refurbished Troubles gallery is brave and does the topic justice. Highly recommend this museum to all I meet. Love the Game of Thrones Tapestry
Verena Huber | Apr 12, 2018
Well varied exhibitions! We especially appreciated the art gallery number 1, the exhibition on gems as well as on Game of Thrones. Had a wonderful time and were impressed with the activity program offered for kids! Great job!
AmberJune Koomson-Neill | Apr 22, 2018
Fantastic service throughout, from the busy Cafe to the shop and the displays, especially those that involve children in a fantastic and artistic way. Beautiful displays although i do miss some of the older paintings that have been replaced i thoroughly enjoy a day trip here, learning more and more on every visit.
Nick McDowell | Apr 19, 2018
A first rate resource in beautiful setting. Would love to see opening hours extend into at least one evening.
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