26 Oct Ulster Museum , Belfast
Top ten things you have got to see at this wonderful museum in Belfast.
1. Edmontosaurus Dinosaur
The most complete skeleton in display in Ireland from 70 million years ago.
2. Saint Patricks Regalia
The Order of Saint Patrick was established in 1783. Membership of it was used to reward the Irish nobility for their loyalty to the Crown at a time when a demand for greater independence was gaining momentum in Ireland.
This little salamander is made of gold with insets of rubies. It is one piece of the fantastic collection on display from the Spanish Armada galleon “The Girona” which sank of the North Coast in the 16th Century.
Over 2500 years old and a very important mummy. Unique to Belfast.
5. Bann Disc
A part of the museums Iron Age collection. This bronze disc was dredged from the river Bann. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Celtic design from this period.
6. The Malone Hoard
This unique collection of Stone Age axes was discovered in Belfast.
7. Snapshot of an Ancient Sea Floor
This amazing natural accumulation of fossil ammonite shells and driftwood represents a small patch of the sea floor dating back almost 200 million years.
8. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child (circa 1630)
Beautiful and historic painting.
9. The Kildare Toilet Service
Originally commissioned for the wife of the 19th Earl of Kildare this is the most complete silver gilt toilet set remaining today.
10. Belleek Covered Urn Vase
Beautifully designed and adorned with daisies and forget-me-nots , this extremely rare , decorative vase evemplifies the tremendous skill and patience of the craftsmen who worked at Belleek pottery.
TAKE IN THESE WONDERFUL ITEMS ON ANY TOUR OF IRELAND AND TOURS OF BELFAST.
IF YOU ARE IN BELFAST ON A CRUISE SHIP TAKE A COUPLE OF HOURS TO SEE THE MUSEUM.