Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum.
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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. The 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. Get face to face with dinosaurs and up close with an Egyptian mummy, then enjoy a bite to eat in the cafe. The Ulster Museum is part of National Museums Northern Ireland, which also includes the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Ulster American Folk Park, the W5 Science Centre and Armagh County Museum. And best of all, admission is free.
Stunning Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists.
Botanic Gardens was established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society, in response to public interest in horticulture and botany.
Originally known as the Belfast Botanic Garden, the site contained exotic tree species and impressive plant collections from the southern hemisphere, many of which can still be seen in the park. Today, the park is popular with residents, students and visitors and is an important venue for concerts, festivals and other events. It is home to the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine.
Crumlin Road Gaol
Belfast oldest Jail Full Of Stories & Ghosts, One Of The Most Haunted Locations In Ireland
Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. During those 150 years, the Gaol has housed murderers, suffragettes and loyalist and republican prisoners. It has witnessed births, deaths and marriages and has been the home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots. On a 70 minute guided tour you will be taken through the years and experience what life was like for those imprisoned in The Crum at one of Belfast's most unique visitor attractions, known for being one of the most haunted locations in Ireland, also see the old tunnel that goes under the road to old court house accross the street and experience what it was like to be condemned to the prison, this is all on the hop on hop off city tour, city tours belfast your official guide to the heart of Belfast.