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Ulster Museum

How to get here

The Ulster Museum is situated in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, right in the heart of the University Area of South Belfast.

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The Ulster Museum is located in the Botanic Gardens in the Queen’s University area of South Belfast. This is a great location and, in addition to visiting the Ulster Museum, you can explore the surrounding area, including the long border, rose garden, Palm House and Tropical Ravine of the Botanic Gardens, as well as the Visitor Centre at Queen’s University. 

Postal Address

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB 


Local on street parking is available but limited. We have five dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders. Access to these spaces is from the Stranmillis Road side. A Blue Badge must be displayed at all time when using one of these parking spaces. 

Public Transport

By foot:

The Ulster Museum is a 25-30 minute walk from Belfast City Centre. Follow signs for Queen’s University or Botanic Gardens.

By bike:

There are several bike racks at the front of the Ulster Museum.

By rail:

It is a 10 minute walk to the Ulster Museum from Botanic Station. Botanic Station is on the Bangor to Portadown rail line and connections to Larne and Londonderry as well as for the cross-border service can be made in Belfast Central Station.

By bus:

There is a bus stop on the Stranmillis Road side of the Museum building. Bus lines ‘Metro 8A and 8D Malone Road’ depart from Donegall Square East in Belfast City Centre every 10 minutes.  

Contact Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit for timetables and up-to-date travel information.

Belfast City Sightseeing Tour:

The Belfast City Sightseeing hop-on / hop-off open-top bus tour passes near the Ulster Museum. Hop off at Stop 15 (University Road), it is then only a 5 minute walk to the Ulster Museum through the Botanic Gardens.

Ulster Museum - Directions & Map

Classical Renaissance-style setting for displays on art, furniture, ceramics, costume and industry.

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