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COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.

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National Museums NI for Kids

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Museums For Kids at Home

We've got lots of great resources for families and kids to enjoy our museums and collections at home. Learn about the wonderful world of elements with our Senior Curator of Natural Sciences. Create masterpieces inspired by our collections. Explore nature amongst the great outdoors, and solve activities whilst getting crafty. 

Follow the links below to find out more. 

Go Learn!

The Elements exhibition at the Ulster Museum takes you on a journey from the rocks beneath your feet to the most distant and ancient reaches of the Universe.

Join Senior Curator of Natural Sciences, Dr. Mike Simms, for a tour of our stunning 3D display of the Periodic Table as he explores the wonders of elements in this five-part video miniseries.


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Go Create!

Help them unleash their inner artist and be inspired by our renowned art collection. From John Lavery to Colin Middleton, recreate masterpieces and make your very own museum-inspired creations.


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Go Explore!

Go explore the great outdoors with help from our Education Team. Take their creativity outside and unleash their curiosity taking inspiration from nature.


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Go Solve!

Looking for at-home activities for the kids? Have a look through our worksheets for creative ideas and crafty activities inspired by our collection.

Discover some of our favourite museum objects, from dinosaurs to trains, and try your hand at making your very own museum-inspired creation!


Start solving