Ulster Museum

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Botanic Gardes, Belfast, United Kingdom
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Ulster Museum Belfast Reviews

junartkim junartkim
15 reviews
Ulster Immersion Nov 20, 2016
Ulster Museum, in the southern part of Belfast city centre, offers a range of amazing things to see, try and explore. It is just beside the Botanic Gardens, and close to the Queen's University of Belfast.

There are four levels, and as in any trip where you have limited time, it is best to go straight to the highlight of the museum. In this case that would be about Northern Ireland's history and culture on the second level. The top two floors are about the arts and natural science.

Some corridors can be winding, but overall it is fun, informative, clean and staff are helpful. Photos are generally allowed, just without flash. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm except Mondays (but open on NI Bank Holidays of course). Admission is free, so make sure you dedicate at least two hours when visiting this Belfast must-see!
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andyallen andyallen
3 reviews
Ulster Museum Mar 05, 2011
A great free museum to visit on a trip to Belfast. Whilst I probably wouldnt rate this as a primary reason to visit Belfast, I recommend that if you do find yourself in the city, the museum is definately worth an hour or two of your time.

The museum is split into a number of sections - I particularly enjoyed the natural history section and the exhibition on 'the troubles'. I believe there are guides that will give you a tour as well.

Whilst in the area, it is worthwhile having a look around Queens University next door which has some great architecture - and lots of lively student pubs nearby.
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Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
216 reviews
Ulster Museum Feb 14, 2010
More or less stumbled across it and wen t in,for the simple fact it was open :D. Only reopened in late October 2009 after being closed for renovations for three years. Admission to the museum is free 8).

A wide and bright enterance area,it's a bit difficult to know where to start, but we went left and came to 'The Troubles Archive' first. While the museum has signs saying they respect that the issues are still contentious, the displays seem pretty balanced and factual, rather than offering opinion.

we headed up to the next level whee there is a history of Belfast through the years, with loads of little displays highlighting the important events in the development of the city.

Up another level and there are exaples of the sort of wildlife that used to roam around Ireland,and then moving up there are exhibits detailing the geography and the forces of nature that have shaped this part of the world.

On the upper two levels a re collections of paintings,but we skipped that part since time was getting on by then.

While it is all very well laid out evey now and then you come across a piece that just looks out of place and wonder what the hell it's doing there, as if they had nowhere else to put it :D. The woman working there that told us about the big canoe that couldn't be moved during the renovations as the room had been built round it, and nobody had ever bothered thinking about having to move it :D

A good and cheap way to spend a few hours and good to tag onto visit to the very nearby Queen's University and Botanic Gardens
Ulster Museum Enterance Area
'The Troubles Archive'
Belfast History Exhibit
Stain Glass In The Museum
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