See and Do

Rediscover the story of transport and social change in this part of the world

Please note: Our ‘Taken for a ride’ exhibition will be closed to the public from Tuesday 9th May to make way for a very exciting new exhibition coming soon! Watch this space…

Strap yourself in for a journey through time at Ulster Transport Museum. See the evolution of transport – and the impact it’s had on people and society from the start of the modern era. You’ll discover the stories of the people and machines that embody Northern Ireland’s long tradition of innovation and engineering excellence.

All of our galleries are open for you to enjoy including our new Museum of Innovation in the Land, Sea and Sky galleries. Our much-loved DeLorean has been moved from its usual spot and is part of this new exhibition.

To keep you and our staff safe we will be managing the number of visitors in the galleries at any one time and we have introduced recommended routes.

We know you’ve missed being able to get on board our trains and trams, but now you can! With some changes so we can look after our much-loved vehicles. During the peak of the pandemic, we had to completely close off access to our trains and trams to keep you, and them, safe.

During your visit you will now be able to access a number of our carriages and engines on a rotational basis.

Why are we rotating access? Because we are still living with COVID-19 and your safety is still our top priority. Rotating our beloved trains will allow for the carriages and engines to quarantine thus removing the virus from the surfaces without causing damage to the artefacts themselves.

Our Visitor Team will be on hand throughout the galleries to answer your questions.

What's On

Here are some exhibitions you can also look forward to on your visit:

Museum of Innovation

Our new exhibition showcases objects from our collections that celebrate local pioneers who have pushed the boundaries of engineering, science and invention.  These pioneers have created designs that have contributed in some way to Northern Ireland’s long and illustrious legacy of innovation and have had a lasting impact across the world. 

Some of the inspiring stories told in the exhibition include that of John DeLorean, whose iconic DeLorean sports car, built in a bespoke state-of-the-art Dunmurry factory, is given the twenty first century treatment in the new exhibition.  Learn about Hillsborough’s Professor Frank Pantridge, who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services by creating the world’s first cardiac ambulance in 1966, showcased in the gallery, which contained the prototype of the now ubiquitous defibrillator.

These powerful stories, and more, are sure to inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors of the future!

Driven

Our Driven exhibition celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of road transport, from the familiar and famous to the unusual and unexpected. You’ll discover stories of some of our local heroes of engineering and racing, their feats of innovation and endurance.

TITANICa

This detailed and poignant exhibition details the early development of Titanic and her sister ships from her design and build by local shipyard workers to her launch in 1912. Learn what life was like for passengers and crew, and feel the excitement of the crowds who gathered to see the world’s largest vessel embark on its maiden voyage.

Things to see at the Ulster Transport Museum

You’ll find majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes, and cars at the Ulster Transport Museum, along with exhibits of historical materials including photographs of the Titanic.

Click below to learn more about some of our favourite things to see.

Things to see