Bringing the solar system down to Earth at the Ulster Transport Museum. Our Place in Space is a free-to-experience outdoor sculpture trail designed by artist Oliver Jeffers, astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre which was part of the UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK festival in 2023.
Embark on a celestial stroll like never before! Wander from the blazing Sun to mystifying Mars — all on the grounds of the Ulster Transport Museum.
As the inner planets of the full trail live on at the Ulster Transport Museum now the festival is over - and as a free outdoor experience - you'll be astonished as you discover that the planets are meticulously designed to a scale of 591 million to 1.
At this scale... Earth and Moon are merely a single step apart!
But, you can extend your adventure beyond Mars! During museum opening hours, you can access the coastal path to continue your cosmic exploration all the way to Pluto on Bangor Pier using an immersive augmented reality app that can be downloaded from the museum website.
Please note: if you want to visit the indoor galleries of the museum, general admission prices apply.
How to get there
Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0EU
October to February, Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Closed Mondays (except NI Bank Holidays).
March to September, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
Always check the museum website for up to date visiting times & information.
Exclusions and safety measures
Closed Mondays (except NI Bank Holidays)
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