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Ulster Museum, Belfast

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The clean, crisp interior of Ulster Museum is contained within an elegant building close to Belfast’s city center. Highlights of the extensive collection here include relics from the Spanish Armada, nearly three dozen Sir John Lavery paintings that the famed Irish portraitist donated himself, and works from maritime painter Kenneth Shoesmith. You'll also find archaeological items dating to the Stone Age, militaria, and items from world cultures across the globe such as samurai armor and war canoes from the Solomon Islands. Check out the exhibits telling the natural history of the island of Ireland through taxidermied mammals, wildlife, and 100,000 preserved plants and fungi including mosses, ferns, and lichens. In addition to free admission, the museum offers a free daily welcome tour (except Saturdays). Check the website for a schedule. Plan a Belfast trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • A lot of pictures, documents and information of the history of the troubles which was good after the Murals Tour. Also don't miss the Irish wolfhound! 
    A lot of pictures, documents and information of the history of the troubles which was good after the Murals Tour. Also don't miss the Irish wolfhound!  more »
  • A really good museum with a good mixture of themes. Add in it is free and staff all really friendly. Well worth a visit if in Belfast. 
    A really good museum with a good mixture of themes. Add in it is free and staff all really friendly. Well worth a visit if in Belfast.  more »
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  • Brilliant range of local history going from the geological formation of the land up to the troubles. We only had time to look at the history but it was clear that they also have great science and art displays. Easy to navigate through and the staff are helpful and friendly. Very clean and safe environment with plenty of toilets. Situated in the very pleasant botanical gardens.
  • Very enlightening and enjoyable experience. The game of thrones props are incredible and the staff was friendly and making sure that not too many people are entering the exhibition at once. You can easily book a ticket online but you might want to do it a little in advance. The exhibitions range from nature and animals to local history and even art.

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