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Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum.

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Ulster Museum and its events have been temporarily closed to the public. 

As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is free to all visitors. The museum tells the story of the people of the north of Ireland from earliest times to the present day. Impressive galleries and interactive discovery zones bring history, science and art collections to life for visitors of all ages. Enjoy a bite to eat in the cafe, then get face to face with dinosaurs and up close Takabuti, the famous ancient Egyptian mummy, who experts believe suffered a violent death by knife attack. Learn about who she was and how she came to arrive in Belfast in 1834.

The Ulster Museum is part of National Museums Northern Ireland, which also includes the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Ulster American Folk Park, the W5 Science Centre and Armagh County Museum. And best of all, admission is free.
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Top Reasons To Visit

  • Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present
  • Free admission
  • Rich collection of art, history and natural sciences
  • Come face to face with dinosaurs and meet an Egyptian mummy
  • Three interactive discovery zones, ideal for children

CultureLab – Temporarily Closed

1.73KM
25 Mar - 23 Aug 2020

This exhibition is closed.

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Unlocking Art – Creating and Collecting in NI’s Prisons

1.73KM
Sat, 23 May 2020, 10:30am

A fascinating series of conversations focused on the role of art in Northern Ireland’s prisons during the Troubles and beyond.

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Ursula Burke – A False Dawn – Cancelled

1.73KM
25 Mar - 31 May 2020

This event has been cancelled.

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A False Dawn Talk

1.73KM
Fri, 29 May 2020, 1:00pm

Artist Ursula Burke will discuss the influences on her work and her creative process throughout her career.

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Poems at the Ulster Museum

1.73KM
Fri, 15 May 2020, 6:00pm

Join Ulster Museum to hear Masters students from Queen’s University Belfast recite a poem they have composed in response to a piece of art.

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The Egyptians – Archaeology Summer

1.73KM
02 Jul - 30 Aug 2020

Archaeology Summer in the Ulster Museum’s Discover History zone explores life in Ancient Egypt using objects that show us what life was like there.

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A False Dawn – Embroidery and Politics – Cancelled

1.73KM
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:30am

This event has been cancelled.

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Elements – Temporarily Closed

1.73KM
25 Mar - 31 Dec 2020

In this unique exhibition you’ll discover what the elements look like, how they occur naturally, how we use them, and why they can be dangerous.

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125 Years of Pantomime at The Grand Opera House

1.73KM
05 Jun - 04 Oct 2020

A unique exhibition charting the origins and development of the Grand Opera House’s annual programme in honour of its 125th anniversary later this year.

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Vice Versa

1.73KM
28 Jun - 30 Aug 2020

Vice Versa explains how men and women continue to redefine gender boundaries, not only in fashion but in day-to-day life.

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Fashion Friday

1.73KM
Fri, 15 May 2020, 1:00pm

An in-depth look at the outfits and inspirations behind Ulster Museum’s latest fashion exhibition Vice Versa.

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From Belfast to Bayeux – the making of the Game of Thrones® Tapestry

1.73KM
Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 2:00pm

Learn about the making of the Game of Thrones tapestry in honour of its return to the Ulster Museum this June.

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International Slow Art Day – Cancelled

1.73KM
Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 2:00pm

This event has been cancelled.

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Conservatours

1.73KM
02 Apr - 04 Jun 2020

Discover what it’s like to be a natural science conservator.

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Museum Lates

1.73KM
29 May - 07 Aug 2020

Experience the Ulster Museum after hours with drinks, coffee and chat.

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The Faithful Underground

1.73KM
Sat, 25 Jul 2020, 2:00pm

Join a brief tour of Ulster Museum’s history galleries in honour of Belfast Pride.

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