Quingo Scooters Ulster Museum

Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: Ulster Museum, Belfast

Providing a visual history of Northern Ireland and all corners of the world, Ulster Museum is a fascinating place to visit. One minute you’ll come face to face with dinosaurs and the next you’ll be exploring a personal local history tour of Northern Ireland. To learn more, Quingo Scooters is heading to Ulster Museum in Belfast as part of this week’s Accessible Attractions series.

Quingo Scooters Ulster Museum
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From talks. lectures and tours to events, workshops courses and exhibitions – we think that this museum has it all! Whether you’re interested in science, history, art or even nature, the mix of permanent and temporary attractions really do offer something for everyone.

Quingo Scooters Ulster Museum Rice Carrier
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What’s on

  • Elements (runs until 24 February 2020): The Elements is an exploration of science and the periodic table. Covering everything from viruses to galaxies, this unique exhibition shows what elements are, what they look like and how they are made. Broken into different themes, such as Life and Death, Colour and Light, Progress and Technology, Elements tells stories through science. This exhibition is unique and the only one of its kind in Europe.
  • Peter the Polar Bear: One of Ulster Museum’s most popular exhibitions, Peter the Polar Bear was a beloved bear at Belfast Zoo. After his death in August 1972, Peter was carefully prepared and mounted for his exhibition at Ulster Museum. At over 360kg, he is the largest mounted animal ever in Northern Ireland.
  • Conflicting Images (runs until 25 February 2018): This exhibition brings together collections of photography from the recent past to tell the story of the Northern Irish Troubles. Visually showing the story of this era of Northern Irish life, this personalized record is an interesting look at the history of Ulster.
  • Nobel Peace Prize Medal: Looking to the struggles of the late 20th century in Northern Ireland, this exhibition looks at the work of Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan. Following the death of a member of the IRA, a huge public reaction led to the development of The Community for Peace People by the two women. Williams and Corrigan’s Nobel Peace Prize for their promotion of peace and reconciliation can be found here. This piece of recent history is an interesting look.
  • Craft classes: There are always plenty of craft classes to choose from – visit the website to find out what’s coming up.
  • Other highlights: There’s so much to see and do here and other highlights include open afternoons for over 50s, Live Well workshops, art displays from around the world and much more.

Opening times and prices

Ulster Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. The attraction is closed in Mondays, with the exceptions of Northern Ireland Bank holidays. The attraction is free of charge for all guests to enjoy.

Quingo Scooters Ulster Museum Triceratops Skeleton
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Getting there

Located in the Botanic Gardens in the Queen’s University area of South Belfast, the Ulster Museum is accessible via all major forms of transport. If you are travelling by car, there are five dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders. By rail, the Botanic Station is 10 minutes away from the museum. Local buses also serve the area. More information can be found here.


Ulster Museum is fully accessible for all guests and mobility scooters are allowed in the museum. The main entrance is flat, with automatic doors and a push pad function to open. There is ramp access to all levels, with flat surfaces throughout. Exhibitions are displayed at an accessible height Several lifts are available throughout the museum. Fully accessible toilets can be found on the ground floor and levels 2 and 4. There are five Blue Badge spaces available on the Stranmillis Road side of the attraction. More information on Ulster Museum’s accessibility can be found here.

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