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Goya: The Disasters of War exhibition opens at Ulster Museum
Friday 25 Nov 2016
The most famous series of prints depicting human conflict by Goya – one of Spain’s most important artists – has gone on display in the Ulster Museum. Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War depicts the guerrilla warfare, famine and political disillusionment which followed Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Spain in 1808. The works contains some of the most brutally graphic images of war ever produced.

Ulster Museum invites the public to share their experiences of the Troubles
Friday 18 Nov 2016
The Ulster Museum has invited the public to share their experiences of Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ as part of a major new initiative. 

Ulster Museum to host iconic ‘Dippy’ dinosaur
Tuesday 15 Nov 2016
It has long been the first sight to greet visitors to London’s Natural History Museum but soon visitors to the Ulster Museum can look forward to being greeted by the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton.

On Track for Nostaligia at Model Railway Day
Monday 7 Nov 2016
The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is getting set for its much anticipated Model Railway Day – which has grown to become the biggest in Ireland. Visitors to the famous Transport Galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Saturday 12th November are in for a treat with over 30 railway layouts and associated exhibits.

ULSTER AMERICAN FOLK PARK CELEBRATES AGE FRIENDLY MUSEUMS DAY
Sunday 23 Oct 2016
You can mix with other people and widen your horizons at events like this. I don’t have people to go out with so it’s good to mix with new people in the daytime.

Ulster Museum to host iconic poppy sculpture as part of 14-18 NOW tour
Thursday 6 Oct 2016
The presentations by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, will give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance. The Ulster Museum houses Northern Ireland’s national collections of art, history and natural science.  In 2014, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Ulster Museum opened a new, permanent ‘Modern History’ gallery. The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ period, from 1912-22, is at the heart of this gallery, in recognition of the significance of this period in shaping the future, outlook and identities of what was to become Northern Ireland. The First World War and its aftermath are explored through social, cultural, political and military history. 

DIARIES OF ‘FATHER OF IRISH BOTANY’ BROUGHT TO LIGHT IN THE ULSTER MUSEUM
Thursday 29 Sep 2016
200 year old diaries by Belfast botanist John Templeton – often referred to as the ‘Father of Irish Botany’ – are the inspiration for a new photographic exhibition at the Ulster Museum.

New First World War Centenary Commission Opens
Wednesday 10 Aug 2016
A major new First World War centenary commission from Irish artist Anne Tallentire has opened in the Creative Centenaries #MakingHistory 1916 Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Teen Twitter Takeover Day
Wednesday 10 Aug 2016
National Museums Northern Ireland, which includes the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park, will hand its twitter feeds over to teenagers for Teen Twitter Takeover Day on Friday (12th August).

ULSTER AMERICAN FOLK PARK IS FABULOUS AT FORTY
Wednesday 6 Jul 2016
Omagh's premier tourist attraction has marked its 40th birthday with a busy week of celebrations at the Ulster American Folk Park outside Omagh.

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