Booking and Arrival

How to book and what to expect on your arrival to Ulster Museum

Admission to the Ulster Museum has now returned to normal, and you will no longer be required to pre-book your tickets.


If you are a member, don’t forget to bring along your membership card or photographic ID for entry so we can ensure your arrival is as smooth as possible and we can guarantee your free entry.

The information we hold is held in line with data protection legislation and our privacy policy. Read our privacy policy to find out more. 

For more information about booking, read our Terms and Conditions.

Education and school groups

For Education and School group enquiries, please contact us by emailing to discuss availability and to book. Due to site capacity restrictions, we cannot accept school bookings without prior arrangement.

When you arrive 

Our Welcome Team will be there to warmly welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Plan ahead with this useful information about what to expect when you arrive. 

Keeping you safe 

Help us keep you safe. Remember to wash your hands regularly or make use of our hand sanitiser stations dotted around the museum and keep a safe distance from other visitors and staff.

If you’re feeling under the weather, please don't visit the museum. Read more about how we intend to keep you safe on your visit. 

Face coverings

Although no longer necessary, we recommend you still wear a face covering when moving around the museum for the protection of yourself and others, as advised here by Government guidelines, unless you are exempt. 

Children under 13 don’t have to wear a face covering and remember, there are circumstances that make it difficult for some people to wear a face covering.


Lockers for visitors are located on the ground floor of the museum. Please note that there is a non-refundable £1 charge for use.

Food and Drink  

Our Wynne & Pym café is open during museum hours serving a wide selection of food and refreshments.  Capacity in the café is aligned to current government guidelines and subject to change. When you arrive, place your order at the counter and then take a seat. Our staff will deliver your order to your table. You’re encouraged to wear a face covering when walking around the café but not when seated at your table. Contactless payment is advised.

If you wish, you can also bring a picnic to eat outdoors in Botanic Gardens.