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Almost hidden among the fir trees is this splendid Ulster Museum, once the municipal Art Gallery. Here you can find out a lot on Belfast's and the island's history and art.

Visit the art gallery with one of the best collections of Irish art from the 17th century onwards, don't miss Treasures of the Armada with spectacular items from the Spanish galleass Gerona, sunk off the north coast in 1588, or Princess Takabuti (known as Belfast's oldest bleached blonde due to her chemically discoloured hair), the 1st mummy to be displayed outside Egypt...

The museum also offers regular backpacks and trails for children, as well as lectures and musical evenings.

Opening times:

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 1-5pm, Sun 2-5pm

Address: Botanic Gardens
Directions: Metro 8A
othercontact: Free entry!
Phone: 028 9038 3000
Website: http://www.ulstermuseum.org.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2006
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