Belfast, Ulster Museum
The Ulster Museum originated as the Belfast Museum of Natural History (est. 1831), which was created by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society (founded in 1821). In 1890, having secured support from the Corporation, it merged to become the Belfast Free Public Library, Art Gallery and Museum (the library had opened in 1888) and in 1905, the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery. In 1961/1962, it gained recognition as a national museum and accordingly, it was renamed to the Ulster Museum.