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The Ulster Museum is situated in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, right in the heart of the University Area of South Belfast. Link to Google Maps journey finder.


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB
T: 0845 608 0000

By foot:

The museum is a leisurely 20-30 minute walk from Belfast City Centre; follow signs for Queens University or Botanic Gardens.


Local on-street parking is available but limited.

By rail:

Botanic Station is only 10 minutes walk from the museum. Botanic is located on the Bangor to Portadown rail line. Connections to the Larne and Derry lines as well as the cross-border service to Dublin can be made in Belfast Central.  

Travel with NI Railways after 9.30am any day of the week and get 1/3 off a day return ticket! 

By bus:

Metro 8 Malone Road departs from Belfast city centre, Donegall Square East every 10 mins. Bus stop located at the side of the museum building. Adult tickets cost £1.60 and child tickets are £0.80.

There is unlimited Metro Day Travel for £2.70 after 9.30am.Translink

Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit for up-to-date timetable information.

Ulster Museum is at stop #17 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour route, just outside Queen's University Belfast Student Union. From there it's only a 4 minute walk through Botanic Gardens to the Ulster Museum.