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New date set for museum opening

Cement mixer lorry outside the Ulster Museum
The museum has undergone a major refurbishment

The newly refurbished Ulster Museum is to open on 22 October, officials have said.

Visitors to the museum can look forward to seeing a new exhibition featuring a 70 million-year-old dinosaur.

Staff are also bringing back other artefacts which have been in storage for three years.

Dr Jim McGreevy said the date marked the 80th anniversary of the original Stranmillis Road building's official opening.

"If I could take you back 80 years to the 22 October 1929," he said.

"On that date the original Stranmillis Road building was officially opened and that was a date we felt we just couldn't walk past."

The Ulster Museum is one of Northern Ireland's premier visitor attractions, welcoming 200,000 visitors each year.



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