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The Ulster Museum is located in the heart of Botanic Gardens and is easy to get to by public transport.

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB

The Museum is located 1.1miles from Belfast City Centre, around a 20 - 25 minute stroll which will take you past Queen’s University and through Botanic Gardens.

From Belfast:
Translink operate a number of bus services from Belfast City Centre. You can get on any of the number 8 Metro buses (a, b, c or d), departing from Donegall Square East. Disembark at Queen’s University Belfast, and the Museum is a short 2-3 minute walk through Botanic Gardens.

From outside Belfast:
Ulsterbus and Ulsterbus Goldline provide direct services if you are travelling from outside of Belfast.

For more information call Translink on 02890 666 630, or visit Translink.

If you’re travelling to us by train, disembark at Botanic train station and the museum is a short 10 minute walk. 

For train information and times please visit Translink.

The Ulster Museum is located in South Belfast not far from the city centre. Visitors approaching from the M1 South take exit 1, and those approaching from the M2 North take exit 1b.  

For Sat Nav directions please use postcode BT9 5AB.

There are five parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the museum.

Parking is otherwise limited to nearby car parks and on-street parking (please note, the Stranmillis Road becomes an urban clearway between 16.30 and 18.00 on weekdays).

List of car parks nearby:

  • Stranmillis Road, BT9 5DT - free, 15-minute walk away.
  • The McClay Library (Queen's University), BT7 1LP - paid, 7-minute walk through Botanic Gardens.
  • PEC (Queen's Sport), Stranmillis Embankment, BT9 5EX - paid, 8-minute walk through Botanic Gardens.

We currently do not have any e-charging stations for electric cars (EV) on-site. 

There are purpose-built rails to park and lock your bike outside the museum, these can hold up to 5 bikes. There are also Belfast Bikes docking stations nearby at Queen’s University.