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Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum tells the unique human story of this part of Ireland and our collections will take you to all corners of the globe. Come face to face with dinosaurs, get up close with an Egyptian mummy, dive into our discovery zones, or just enjoy a bite in our café or a wander around the gift shop. Plenty to enjoy and loads to love at the Ulster Museum. And best of all, admission is free.

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A world to captivate the curious

The Ulster Museum offers something for art lovers, history buffs, excited children, and the curious.

Our collections take you across Ireland and to all corners of the globe. Come face to face with dinosaurs, get up close with an Egyptian mummy, dive into our discovery zones, or just enjoy a bit of peace and quiet at our café and shop.

Plenty to enjoy and loads to love at the Ulster Museum. And best of all, admission is free.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, is coming to Belfast.  As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy will visit the Ulster Museum from 28 September 2018. 

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Permanent exhibitions at the Ulster Museum

Our permanent galleries showcase our collections and are home to a vast array of art, historical artefacts and specimens from the natural world.  The Ulster Museum’s art collection contains one of the finest collections of Irish art to be found anywhere in the world.  There are also fine collections of sculpture, works on paper, contemporary art, fashion, ceramics, glass, silver and furniture.  The engaging and stimulating history galleries tell the story of the people of Ireland from their first arrival on the island until the present day. The science galleries are a ‘must-see’ for anyone with an interest in the richness and diversity of the natural world.  We also have changing temporary exhibitions for you to enjoy.

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Museum Shop Sunday

Join us for Museum Shop Sunday, a UK wide initiative highlighting the unique nature of Museum shops!

With a 10% discount in all the National Museums’ shops and 25% off in the Picture Library* it’s the perfect opportunity for customers old and new to buy some unique Christmas gifts and support their one of their local cultural institutions. Indulge in some festive treats and some enjoy early Christmas shopping!

*Picture Library offer for 2 weeks ending 9th December!

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Ulster Museum

Dippy on Tour

A Natural History Adventure

Ulster Museum

Dippy on Tour

A Natural History Adventure

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