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Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum stands in the Botanic Gardens on the south side of Belfast. Northern Ireland’s largest museum and part of National Museums Northern Ireland, it’s home to a vast trove of treasures spanning archaeology, history, art and the natural sciences.

Founded in 1821 and occupying its present location since 1929, the museum was known as the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery before becoming the Ulster Museum in 1962. Between 2006 and 2009 it underwent a massive revamp, giving it an impressive new atrium, white walls, glass walkways and airy exhibition zones.

What to See at the Ulster MuseumVisitors to the Ulster Museum can explore a diverse range of permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of the people, landscapes and natural life of Northern Ireland, and give intriguing cultural and historical insights into other parts of the world.

History buffs can roam the History Department to view artefacts and photographs charting Ireland’s and Ulster’s past. Other must-sees include the Archaeology and Human History zones, where you can see the mummy of Princess Takabuti, Neolithic stone axes, treasures recovered from the 16th Century Girona Spanish Armada ship and more.

Wildlife enthusiasts will love the Nature Zone with its interactive exhibits, zoological displays and animal specimens, including a magnificent preserved Tasmanian tiger.

Other attractions include the Art Department with over 12,000 paintings, ceramics and silver objects dating from the 17th Century, and assorted dinosaur bones from across Europe and Asia, including a near-complete Edmontosaurus skeleton.

The Ulster Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am-5pm and admission is free.

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Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
3 out of 5
106 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fully refundable
The price is CA $119 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of Belfast. Belfast Botanic Gardens and Ulster ...
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"We had an amazing stay and the staff were so helpful! Room was very comfortable and the food was lovely! Will definitely stay again :)"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2021

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Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $132 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (932 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2021

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Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $208 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps from Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within 10 minutes. ...
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Reviewed on Jun. 12, 2021

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Dukes at Queens Boutique Hotel
Dukes at Queens Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
65-67 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $108 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
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Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $132 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $208 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
3 out of 5
106 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $119 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $140 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Jurys Inn Belfast
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Hope Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $139 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Hilton Belfast hotel
Hilton Belfast hotel
4 out of 5
4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $147 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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The Number 11 by the Warren Collection
The Number 11 by the Warren Collection
3 out of 5
11 Malone Rd, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Number 11 by the Warren Collection
The Malone
The Malone
3.5 out of 5
60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $139 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
The Malone
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