Natural History Museums • Art Museums
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- Great experience has a bit of everything. From the troubles history and of northern Ireland to animal lifeWritten 28 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We undertook this tour as part of a University student field trip focused on Northern Ireland and the 'Troubles'. We were keen to ensure we received an insight into perspectives drawn from all sides and that is what we got. This Museum is well worth a visit. The displays were clearly laid out and covered the range of history associated with Orange Heritage. The staff were friendly, approachable and the excellent guide provided information that was both informative and balanced. We will come again but we will need to add more time to the visit (at least 90 minutes) as there is so much to see and read.Written 30 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic museum, I could have spent all day here. Items are all kindly donated by families and people impacted by the Troubles and Eileen’s sister kindly showed us around. Definitely worth a visit.Written 15 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A group of us were invited to the museum by Michael.
So much information was on show and some fascinating facts linking America to Northern Ireland, rations, uniforms, rolls of honour, blitz photos, bronzes that tell a story and my favourite part was when Michael was telling the story about James Magennis from the Falls road. I won't spoil it. Highly recommend a visit.Written 20 November 2023
- Lovely friendly visitor centre with a rich history of James Connolly. Make sure and take time to visit!What a lovely visitor centre for young and old, for local visitors and for those visitors from further away. There's a wonderful journey to explore the history of Connolly who was a local to the area, as well as artefacts and memorabilia across 3 floors. There is translation available in 6-8 languages- so really well done. There's a lovely library and coffee shop as well as event space and Board room to hire. The team are all super friendly and can arrange a personal or shortened guide to help groups of visitors. I would thoroughly recommend a half day exploring the centre with friends and family and leave time for a cuppa!Written 17 October 2023
- We stumbled across this little gem on our first day in Belfast. Firstly, the member of staff in the cafe was so helpful...giving us tips about where to visit while we were in town. The food and cuppa were lovely. The museum was interesting but sadly some of the interactive equipment needed updating/repairingWritten 5 March 2022
- Wandered over to the centre in the hopes of finding some information about the Ulster Scots population in Northern Ireland, but the centre has been closed since spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately the centre's opening times on Google haven't been updated to reflect this yet!
Five star review given as it wouldn't be fair to criticise the centre for closing in a global pandemic 😅Written 10 September 2020
- This museum is actually one small room at RUC HQ. It includes some interesting artifacts such as pieces of uniforms and weapons. You could be in and out in under 30 minutes. The staff was friendly and helpful. The best thing about this museum is that it gives out a fascinating guide about the collection. You can also buy things such as RUC badges. Unless you are a hardcore history or police enthusiast, I'm not sure it's worth the trouble getting there to see such a small museum.Written 4 May 2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Belfast
- These are the best places for budget-friendly history museums in Belfast:
- Ulster Museum
- Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House
- Irish Republican History Museum
- Áras Uí Chonghaile, James Connolly Visitor Centre
- Northern Ireland War Memorial