TREASURES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
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. From Ireland to the South Pacific, from ancient relics to modern masterpieces, the museum offers something for everyone, from the simply curious to the enthusiast.
The revitalised 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.
The engaging and stimulating history galleries tell the story of the people of Ireland from their first arrival on the island until the present day. Visitors can gaze upon the fabulous treasure from the Spanish galleon, Girona, the best Armada collection to be seen anywhere outside of Spain. Another 'treasure' and a firm favourite with all generations is Takabuti, an Egyptian mummy from the 7th century BC. For those interested in Northern Ireland's recent history, it is sensitively explored in the newly developed Troubles Gallery.
The science galleries are a 'must-see' for anyone with an interest in the richness and diversity of the natural world. The collections uncover the story of life on earth from the earliest times and explain the forces that have shaped the environment in which we live. Highlights include 'Peter' the Polar Bear, a Minke Whale skeleton, Edmontosaurus dinosaur, as well as numerous exotic butterflies and insects.
The Ulster Museum is situated in Belfast's Botanic Gardens, right in the heart of the University area of South Belfast.