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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.

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. Delve into the history of the people of the north of Ireland from earliest times to the present day, get face to face with dinosaurs and up close to the famous ancient Egyptian mummy, Takabuti and learn about how she came to arrive in Belfast in 1834.

The Ulster Museum has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, certifying that it is adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance regarding Covid-19 and has the required processes in place.

Admission to the museum remains free but booking online is advised.

Pop by for a bite to eat overlooking the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the Ulster Museum's Wynne & Pym Café, open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm serving light bites and refreshments.

Find the most up to date information about how to book and what to expect from your visit at nmni.com/um.
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  • Botanic Gardens
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT9 5AB

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  • 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
  • Elements Exhibition

    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.

    From Actinium to Zirconium, it’s time to get switched on to science with a journey along the periodic table! Get set for an odyssey that will take you from the rocks beneath your feet to the most distant and ancient reaches of the Universe.

    Everything from microscopic viruses to vast galaxies – and you too – is made from elements. In this spectacular and unique exhibition, the only one of its kind in Europe, you can find out what the elements look like, where they were made, how they occur naturally, how we use them, and why they can be dangerous!

    Download National Museum NI’s podcast, Elementary My Dear, hosted by science communicator Emer Maguire and featuring Ulster Museum’s very own Dr Mike Simms. Listen in as they discuss entertaining topics related to the Periodic Table.

    Closes September 2022.

  • Culture Lab Exhibition

    This new exhibition poses questions about culture and offers a glimpse into how identities have been, and continue to be, shaped in Ireland and Northern Ireland. CultureLab is taking place over the next few months in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

    The exhibition includes the famous ‘Differences’ blackboard from the hit TV series Derry Girls, which is on public display for the very first time. Inspired by this iconic prop, the museum will also display a new interactive installation that will test visitors’ preconceptions and challenge traditional stereotypes.

    You can interact with the stories, hopes and aspirations of real people from across Northern Ireland and bordering counties, collected through the participants of ‘Making the Future’ engagement programmes.

    CultureLab is part of Making the Future, a collaborative Peace IV project with National Museums NI, Nerve Centre, PRONI and Linen Hall Library.

    Closes September 2021.

Meteorite Exhibition

1.73 KM
02 Jul - 14 Sep 2022

Ever wanted to get up close with some of the most distant regions of our solar system? A new exhibition at the Ulster Museum will give…

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Museum Takeover with Reimagine Remake Replay

1.73 KM
Fri, 01 Jul 2022, 6:30pm

Reimagine, Remake, Replay have returned and are working with a group of young people to programme an after-hours event featuring music, performance & drinks.

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Friends of the Earth – Nature’s Keepers | Docs Ireland

1.73 KM
Sat, 02 Jul 2022, 12:15pm

Watch a series of short films curated by Friends of the Earth at Ulster Museum on 2 July 2022.

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Northern Ireland Screen Feature Documentary Pitch | Docs Ireland

1.73 KM
Sat, 02 Jul 2022, 2:30pm

Shortlisted projects will present their project at this public pitch where they will receive feedback from a panel of leading documentary industry.

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Pure Grit | Docs Ireland

1.73 KM
Sun, 03 Jul 2022, 2:30pm

Pure Grit is both a thrilling tale of extreme bareback horse racing, and an intimate love story.

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The Peculiar Sensation of Being Pat Ingoldsby | Docs Ireland

1.73 KM
Fri, 01 Jul 2022, 2:30pm

Seamus Murphy’s documentary examines Irish writer Pat Ingoldsby’s unique world. Part of Docs Ireland's documentary festival.

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Reimagine Remake Replay: Power to the Young People

1.73 KM
02 Jul - 25 Sep 2022

This exhibition features a range of digital interactives and creative activities under the themes of Climate Justice, Arts & Wellbeing an and LGBTQIA+ Rights.

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Game of Thrones Tapestry

1.73 KM
02 Jul - 25 Sep 2022

It’s back! Visit the amazing handwoven, embroidered Game of Thrones tapestry at Ulster Museum. Free Event.

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