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Ulster Museum, Belfast

4.6
#2 of 27 in Museums in Belfast
The clean, crisp interior of Ulster Museum is contained within an elegant building close to Belfast’s city center. Highlights of the extensive collection here include relics from the Spanish Armada, nearly three dozen Sir John Lavery paintings that the famed Irish portraitist donated himself, and works from maritime painter Kenneth Shoesmith. You'll also find archaeological items dating to the Stone Age, militaria, and items from world cultures across the globe such as samurai armor and war canoes from the Solomon Islands. Check out the exhibits telling the natural history of the island of Ireland through taxidermied mammals, wildlife, and 100,000 preserved plants and fungi including mosses, ferns, and lichens. In addition to free admission, the museum offers a free daily welcome tour (except Saturdays). Check the website for a schedule. Plan a Belfast trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Many times I was taken to museum as a kid and absolutely loved going. Well since the renovation 10 years ago, have returned even more regularly as an adult! Brilliant. Informative and breathtaking arr...  more »
  • So amazing, unbelievably detailed, so much to take in and glad we had the time to really enjoy this Museum! Would really urge everyone to go, and it's free!  more »
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  • Really nice musuem with art, history and nature elements. Free to visit. Closed on Monday, open all other days. The museum is situated in the botanic gardens, also nice to visit! I spend about 1.5 hour admiring the exhibition's. There are also several discovery centers with a strong focus on smaller children and activities to do like drawing or experiments.
  • It's a nice little museum, definitely worth a visit (if you like museums of course). The fact that it's small is great, because you get to see everything and it doesn't take up too much time. They have interesting things to see and it's free to visit.
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