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17th Oct 2017

Spend the night at the Ulster Museum and come face to face with dinosaurs

This is an event you do not want to miss.

Trine Jensen-Burke

Got a dinosaur-obsessed little person living in your house, mama?

Well, then we have got some news that is going to cause all sorts of excitement, we bet. Ever wondered what happens in a museum at night? Is the Ulster Museum just an ordinary museum? Or is something more going on…?

Now you can find out. On Friday, November 3rd, you can actually spend the night at the Ulster Museum in Belfast – and come face to face with dinosaurs, as well as some Vikings and even an Egyptian mummy.

Sounds all sorts of cool? We know.

As part of this rare opportunity to experience the amazing Ulster Museum at night, you and your kids get to take part in a dinosaur-themed torchlit trail around the museum, meet Takabuti, journey through space and also handle some ‘real’ dinosaurs.

According to organisers, the event starts at 7pm on Friday 3 November 2017 and ends at 10am on Saturday 4 November 2017, and tickets cost £39.95.

Children need to be aged between 7 and 11 years of age to participate, and must be accompanied by an adult. There will be activities lined up for both the evening, as well as for the following morning, with a light breakfast provided when you wake up. According to the museum, all participants will sleep in the Welcome Area, and must bring along their own snacks, torches and of course sleeping bags.


For more information about the event and tickets, check out