Founded as the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery in 1821, the institution moved into the Botanic Gardens in 1929. It was renamed the Ulster Museum in 1962. You will find a variety of zoology, geology and history displays. Their collection also includes over 12,000 works by predominately Irish artists. Notice the large concrete cubes attached to the original building. This 1972 extension was designed by Francis Prm. The style is called Brutalist. Many believe it tarnished the structure’s 1929 classical design by James Cumming Wynnes.