Five important things/objects to see inside the museum: (1) TAKABUTI - Over two thousand five hundred years ago, this lady was a mistress of an important house near Thebes in Egypt. Her mummy was first revealed to the public in 1835 and became one of the museum's popular treasures. (2) ST PATRICK REGALIA - The Order of St. Patrick was established in 1783 and membership was used to reward the Irish nobility for their loyalty to the Crown. The collar on dislay contains seven roses joined by fourteen knots to six harps, all gold and once worn by the Earl of Shaftesbury. (3) SALAMANDER - This winged lizard of gold inset with rubies is only one piece from the 16th century jewellery collection recovered from the Spanish Armada galleas, Girona; and which was believed that the salamander could put out and survive the fire - a powerful good luck charm on a wooden fiting ship. (4) ANCIENT SEA FLOOR - snapshots of the fossil ammonite shells and driftwoord dating back 200 million years. (5) BANN DISC - a beautifully decorated bronze disc dredged from the River Bann is considered to be one of the finest examples of Celtic design in the Iron age period.
Ulster Museum provides more excitement with its added interactive exhibits - discover history, discover nature and discover art which provide children and adults the opportunities to have a closer look of the collections and to extend everyone's knowledge through hands-on interaction.
Its opening hours: Tuesdays - Sundays: 10am to 5pm; Mondays - closed. Admission is FREE. Visit the website: http://www.nmni.com/ or call +44 028 90428 428.