Sixty thousand people visited the revamped Ulster Museum over ten days…

This has been revealed by Tim Cooke the Museums’ chief, in Northern Ireland. Seventeen million pounds were spent bringing the Ulster Museum in Stranmillis into the 21st century. The highlight of the re-opening is Sean Scully‘s retrospective which has been afforded the museum’s entire art space. The Scully works date right back to the Seventies. It is the biggest exhibition of any internationally renowned artist to be seen in Belfast for more than thirty years.But one does not sense that the museum has been reconfigured architecturally. The interior feels more like a brand new modern museum one might find in Paris. This latest contribution to tourism in Belfast is destined to attract more people into Northern Ireland.

The re-opening of the Ulster Museum coincides with the restoration of several landmark buildings in the city. St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the City Hall, and the Ulster Hall all add up to many reasons why Belfast is well worth seeing. The city started a limited cultural renaissance with the coming on stream of the Waterfront Hall.