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Ulster Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00

Admission to the Ulster Museum has returned to normal and you are no longer required to pre-book your tickets.

Please note - our museums are a shared space, and at times, private events take place in the Ulster Museum's Belfast Room, which means any exhibitions on display in this space will not be accessible to the public during this time. If you are travelling specifically to view an exhibition in the Belfast Room, currently showing Tom Hartley - A collector’s story, we advise contacting the museum in advance on 02890440000 or ulstermuseumreception@nmni.com to check the exhibition is accessible.

Ulster Museum is the home of Northern Ireland’s treasures – past and present. Our rich collections of art, history and natural sciences take you on a journey across the globe and to the far reaches of space. Your favourite stories and objects are waiting for you. 

Also this Summer, Discover Art is on the move to art galleries and pop-up places throughout the museum to make way for a new exhibition that's happening in its usual space. There'll still be the same creative activties for everyone to enjoy, just in a different place. On the day of your visit, our Visitor Services team will keep you right on where you'll find it.

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

If you feel more at ease wearing a face covering but forget to bring your own, there will be some available at the admission desk.

The Ulster Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday and remains closed on Monday, except for Northern Ireland Bank Holidays. Find out more information about our opening hours here. For information about our current exhibitions, please visit our What’s On Page.


We've been awarded Tripexpert's 2021 Experts’ Choice Award which recognises businesses that have been consistently rated as outstanding, even in a challenging year for the global travel industry. 

Follow the links below to find out everything you need to know about your next visit. Plan your trip ahead of time with our Visitor Map.