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COVID-19 Update

The Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park are all reopened.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you back!  Pre-book your date and time slot online now.

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Natural Sciences

The natural sciences collections of National Museums NI hold more than half a million specimens from Northern Ireland and beyond. Mighty whales and tiny snails, flowers and fungi, fossils and meteorites—these are just a few of the diverse specimens that we hold. Many of the finest are on display. Others form a huge reference collection for scientists and other museum users to consult.

Dr Mike Simms

Dr Mike Simms

Senior Curator of Natural Sciences

Overall responsibility for the Natural Sciences collections, and in particular the fossils, minerals, rocks...

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Angela Ross

Angela Ross

Curator of Vertebrates

Responsible for the vertebrate collection and wildlife art collection. 

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Bernard Picton

Bernard Picton

Curator of Marine Invertebrates

Bernard is responsible for building and curating the marine invertebrate collections in the Natural Science...

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