Leonardo da Vinci’s – A Life In Drawing

A Life In Drawing

If you are looking for a cultural treat, then this is your lucky day as the Ulster Museum is currently in possession of some of the most thought-provoking work of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. The current exhibition, A Life In Drawing, is now on display for anyone who wishes to take a peek.

The Exhibition

Owned by the Queen and usually stored in Windsor Castle for preservation purposes, the collection of drawings on show are suggested to be the most significant collection of Da Vinci drawings anywhere in the world.

The exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, and Belfast is one of only 12 venues chosen to host simultaneous exhibitions from the Royal Collection. The display is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view work by one of history’s most extraordinary characters and a man many historians and scholars regard as the prime exemplar of the “Universal Genius”. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote”.

Not to be missed

With a total of 144 pieces on show across the 12 venues, Belfast is showcasing 12 of the very best, 2 of which are arguably Leonardo’s most famous works, The Head of St Anne, created in around 1510 in preparation for his renowned masterpiece The Virgin and Child with St Anne, which hangs in the Louvre, and an anatomical drawing from 1489, The Skull Sectioned.

A Life In Drawing is a rare opportunity to enter into one of history’s greatest minds and a chance to capture a unique glimpse into the character of Leonardo Da Vinci himself.

The nationwide, public exhibition runs until May 6th.

For City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off ticket holders the Ulster Museum is a stone throw away from Stop 15: Queens University.

Don’t miss it!

Opening Hours

The Ulster Museum is open to public  Tue-Sun 10 am – 5 pm.

City Sightseeing can be contacted by email at info@citysightseeingbelfast.com or through our tour office on 028 90 321 321. We look forward to seeing you soon!