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Opening times

Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Monday - Closed (except for Northern Ireland Bank Holidays)*

*Link to Northern Ireland Bank Holidays



Admission to the Ulster Museum is FREE!

* Please note that in line with National Museums Northern Ireland Byelaws and Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy we reserve the right to refuse entry to any person under the age of 18 if unaccompanied by a parent, group leader or supervising adult.

The Ulster Museum is located in Belfast City Centre overlooking the Botanic gardens. Although this is a fantastic location this can prove problematic for parking. Where possible we recommend you use the city park and ride scheme or use public transport.


Local on-street parking is available but limited.
Park and ride:
There are Park and Ride facilities at Bridge End (east side), York Street (north side), Blacks Road and Sprucefield. Link to Translink website for more up to date information.Translink

 Gallery Closures

At certain times of the year some galleries may be closed due to refurbishment, ongoing maintenance or exhibition changeover. Please see below the list of our current gallery closures:
  • Occasionally the "Order and Revolution" exhibition in Art Gallery 3 may be closed in the afternoon. You can check that the exhibition is open by calling the Welcome Desk on T:  028 9044 0000 between 10am and 5pm Tuesday – Sunday.
  • Discover Art will be closed all day on Sunday 3 May and Sunday 10 May 2015.