Ulster Museum Reopens to Visitors

The Ulster Museum has reopened to visitors for the first time since lockdown began

The Ulster Museum has welcomed back guests for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close its doors.

The south Belfast attraction reopened on Thursday, along with Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in Co Down.

Safety measures are in place to facilitate social distancing.

Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive of National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI), said: “The Ulster Museum is the first of our four museums to open, we are absolutely thrilled.

“We believe we have worked really hard to make sure that we follow all the government guidance.

“We have appropriate social distancing and really good hygiene in place throughout the museum and we are really confident that we are welcoming visitors in to a safe and very welcoming and warm environment.”

Visitors must pre-book visits via the Ulster Museum’s website, as well as filling in a safety form and observing social distancing rules.

The Ulster Folk Museum in Cultra and the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh will reopen on August 13, while the Ulster Transport Museum will follow on August 20.