1 Feb 2015
Event: 01Jan → 31Jan

Ulster Museum Exhibitions

The Ulster Museum features many changing exhibitions throughout the year. From science and nature to art and history, there is something for everyone.

The Ulster Museum is open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays (excluding NI Bank Holidays).

Current exhibitions are below:


7 March 2014 - 28 February 2015

From Actinium to Zirconium, it’s time to get switched on to science with a journey along the periodic table! Get set for an odyssey that will take you from the rocks beneath your feet to the most distant and ancient reaches of the Universe.

From microscopic viruses to vast galaxies – and you too – all are made from elements. In this new exhibition, find out where the elements were made, how they occur naturally, what they look like, how we use them, and why they can be dangerous!

Answer the Call: First World War Posters

23 May 2014 - 10 May 2015

This exhibition forms part of the Ulster Museum’s programme to mark the centenary of the First World War. It presents a dazzling selection from the History Department’s large collection of First World War posters, illustrating various aspects of the drive for recruitment between 1914 and 1918 and a range of visually-exciting calls for civilian support for the war effort.

This exhibition contains nearly 60 posters from the Ulster Museum’s extensive collection of First World War posters (c.230 in total and displays them in three broad groups – Parliamentary Recruiting Committee posters (1915-1916); Irish Recruiting Posters (1914-1918) and posters promoting civilian support for the war effort, including two striking posters by the celebrated graphic artist Frank Brangwynn.

This is the first exhibition in Ireland which displays these posters as a large group, with the emphasis on the role of images in the story of war and as agents of media and marketing. It will be of special attraction to all with an interest in the history of the First World War in Ireland, and the role of graphic art and popular imagery in promoting support for it.

The Age of Liberty

13 June 2014 - 19 April 2015

1900s costume from the Ulster Museum collection.  Step into the wardrobe of the early 1900s as women were freed from their corset and unleashed into an age of liberty.

Admire beautiful fabrics and elegant embellishments of exquisite gowns with an exhibition that showcases the rich and exotic opulence of a glamorous silhouette.

New Art New Nature, Irish and International Art 1945-2014

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015

Artists have responded to the energy and beauty of the natural world since earliest times. This exhibition, largely drawn from the Ulster Museum collection, looks at the role of nature in the work of Irish and International artists over the past seventy years.

True Colours

16 Jan 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

The Ulster Museum in partnership with CCEA is hosting the ‘True Colours’ exhibition.  A unique exhibition of outstanding artwork by some of the brightest young artists and designers in Northern Ireland’s schools and colleges.

This exhibition showcases a selection of the best and most interesting work of almost 80 local students produced for CCEA's Summer 2014 GCE, GCSE, AS and A2 level examinations and includes preparatory work alongside the finished pieces.

— via visit-belfast.com