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 County Armagh gold nugget County Armagh gold nugget
Where can you see the County Armagh gold nugget?  This gold nugget is on show in the gemstones case in the Earth’s Treasures mineral gallery on the third floor, display number 79.  The nugget was found in 1989 amongst loose stones in a stream draining into Clay Lake, which is...

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‘In Immortal Memory’ ‘In Immortal Memory’
Where can you see this art work on display?  Remembering 1916 exhibition (‘Window on History’ gallery) Which collection is this object part of? History. Why is this art work so important? Painted on glass, this prison art work was produced by Augustus (‘Gusty’)...

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36th (Ulster) Division Base Depot Flag 36th (Ulster) Division Base Depot Flag
Where can you see this flag on display? Modern History Galleries - Home Rule to Partition 1900-1922 Which collection is this flag part of? History. Why is this flag so important? This flag was hoisted at the base depot of the 36th  (Ulster) Division in northern France, and later Belgiu...

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African Stool African Stool
African wooden stool, First-World-War period Where can you see this African stool? Modern History Gallery; 'Home Rule to Partition' section. Which collection is this African stool part off? Human History; World Cultures. Why is this African stool important? The war that broke out in 1914 soo...

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Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
Over two thousand five hundred years ago, Takabuti was a fine lady, the mistress of an important house near Thebes in Egypt. Her mummy has been one of the museum’s most popular exhibits since first revealed to the public in 1835.Takabuti is located in 'Life & Death in Ancient Egypt' gal...

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Belfast - Made Duelling Pistols Belfast - Made Duelling Pistols
Where can you see these pistols? In the new Modern History Galleries, Ulster Museum. Which collection are these pistols part of? History Collections  Why are these pistols important? The first recorded incidents of duelling in Ireland date from the late sixteenth century when the code o...

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Belleek Belleek
The Belleek factory was founded in 1857, in an area rich in the raw materials necessary to make porcelain as well as earthenware and stoneware.It originally traded as McBirney & Co and produced a wide range of domestic earthenware.Once technical problems had been overcome the factory began to...

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Belleek Dragon Teapot and Stand Belleek Dragon Teapot and Stand
This First Period Belleek (1863-1890) teapot and stand can be seen in the Belleek case of the Applied Art gallery in the Art Zone.'Opening Up' of East Asia Belleek was founded in 1857, in an area of County Fermanagh that held the natural minerals required to produce porcelain. After overcoming...

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Belleek Kidney Shaped Dishes Belleek Kidney Shaped Dishes
Why is this Collection Piece so important?This pair of earthenware dishes, perhaps salad plates, are historically very important to the Ulster Museum. Mr William Patterson was a member of the Belfast Naturalists’ Field Club which was established in 1863. The Field Club, which still meets mo...

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Bronze Age Horns Bronze Age Horns
The Drumbest horns are on display in the Ulster Museum, in the Early Peoples Gallery. The two horns are wall mounted and date to around 800BC.  They are two if the most intact and well preserved examples of their type and were part of a hoard of four horns discovered in a bog in 1840 (cl...

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