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Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall is Belfast City Council's civic building. It is located in Donegall Square, in the heart of Belfast city centre. It first opened its doors on 1 August 1906.

Inside City Hall, you can register births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, take a tour, and admire the public art.

In the grounds of City Hall you can visit the Titanic Memorial Gardens, picnic on the lawns while watching The Big Screen or see the building lit up at night.

Public Notice
Refurbishment work has begun in City Hall in preparation for a new visitor exhibition experience opening in summer 2017. Unfortunately City Hall visitors may experience some disruptions during the construction but work will be planned to minimise this. Find out more.

City Hall front door and grounds will open from 8.30am, Monday to Saturday and from 1pm on Sundays. 

As the east entrance remains closed due to the ongoing work associated with the development of our new memorabilia exhibition, entry and egress will be through the doors into the courtyard leading from the main reception area and the rear east (close to the Bobbin) only. 

In the event of an evacuation, all entrances, including the front, east and rear doors will be opened.

The Visitor Information room in City Hall closed on Monday 14 November and will reopen in Spring 2017. All council related information enquiries about our venues should be directed to City Hall reception. All visitor attraction and Belfast tour enquiries should be directed to Visit Belfast.
We apologise for any inconvenience. 


Watch a short video introducing you to City Hall and its history.


We welcome breastfeeding in Belfast City Hall.


Free WiFi is available at this venue.

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Opening hours

Due to refurbishments to City Hall, visitors may experience some disruption to normal services. Find out more information

 Facility  Day
Building Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5pm
  Saturday and Sunday
10am - 4pm (subject to change)
Public and bank holidays
 Subject to change - view holiday arrangements
Reception Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm
8.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
Public and bank holidays
Registrar's Office
Monday - Thursday
9.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 4pm 
Public and bank holidays  Subject to change - view holiday arrangements
The Bobbin Coffee Shop
Monday - Sunday
Closed for refurbishments.
Grounds Monday - Sunday
7.30am - 7pm


Charging stations in the grounds of City Hall

We’re hosting two new solar-powered charging stations which will provide you with a place to charge your mobile phone for free.

These environmentally-friendly charging units sit near each of the lawns at the front of City Hall and everyone is welcome to charge their device. Each station will charge up to three USB devices at once. In one hour it can fully charge a mobile phone and will even work on a dull day.

These are currently a temporary installation and are available for public use when the City Hall’s grounds are open.

Contact us
City Hall
028 90320202
Donegall Square