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Combine a visit to Belfast Botanic Gardens with Ulster Museum and enjoy an educational day full of history, flowers and fauna. From pre-historic dinosaurs to ancient Egypt and the history of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum has something for everyone, and is located in Belfast’s beautiful Botanic Gardens a 10-minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast.

What to experience in Ulster Museum
Formerly known as the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, Ulster Museum was renamed and recognised as a national museum in 1962. Today it houses three interactive discovery centres.

  • Art – Explore the collection of paintings, sculptures, jewellery, furniture, costumes and textiles
  • History – Learn about the history of Northern Ireland and its place in the world through themes ranging from politics and conflicts to innovation and achievements.
  • Natural Sciences – From tiny snails to mighty whales and fossils to meteorites, the Museum houses over half a million specimens from Northern Ireland and beyond.
Take a break and relax at the museum’s coffee shop with views over the Botanic Gardens look for a little souvenir at the Gift Shop.

Plan your visit to Ulster Museum

Opening hours:
  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Closed Monday and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays
Admission is free

Walk through the beautiful Botanic Garden
Built during the Victorian period and opened in 1828, the Botanic Gardens first became a public park in 1895. Walk through the rose garden and visit its two glasshouses.
  • The Palm House Conservatory – The most popular feature at the Botanic Gardens, it’s one of the earliest cast iron glasshouses in the world.
  • Tropical Ravine House – This unique glasshouse is home to exotic plants from around the world in steamy hothouse
Plan your visit to the Botanic Gardens – Palm House Conservatory

Opening hours:
  • Summer (1 April – 30 September): 10:00 – 17:00
  • Winter (1 October – 31 March): 10:00 – 16:00
Admission is free