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Visitor exhibition

  • City Hall Visitor Exhibition

    The permanent visitor exhibition opened in 2017 and is located on the ground floor east wing of Belfast City Hall.  It offers a self-guided journey from Belfast’s past to present, showing the vibrancy and diversity of the city across six themed zones. View the exhibition themes.

    The exhibition stretches through 16 separate rooms, all presented within the original architecture of City Hall as designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas in the late 1890s. It is free to visit the exhibition.

  • Opening hours

    The City Hall Visitor Exhibition is open:

    • Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm

    Last admission is at 4pm on weekdays and at the weekend.

    For opening times during public and bank holidays, go to our Holiday arrangements.

  • Visitor exhibition booking information

    ​You can book exhibition tickets for up to nine people by email exhibitionbookings@belfastcity.gov.uk

    For walk-in bookings on the day of your visit, please go to City Hall reception and staff will help. Walk-in bookings are subject to availability per session. 

    The Visitor Exhibition is self-guided. You should arrive five minutes before your exhibition booking time and check in at City Hall reception.

  • Group visits

    Groups of 10 people or over can book by email visitcityhall@belfastcity.gov.uk
    Entrance to the exhibition is free for community and school groups. Charges may apply for commercial tour groups.

  • Visitors with special requirements

    We recommend that visitors or groups with special requirements contact us in advance. Please email visitcityhall@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 028 9027 0456.

    Induction loops

    Induction loops are available at the Visitor Exhibition and Tour Reception, The Bobbin Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. The City Hall exhibition is fully wheelchair accessible on the ground floor of City Hall. 

    Sign Language

    We have sign language videos that give an overview of each room in our exhibition in three languages. These can be downloaded to your device below arrival or downloaded on site.

  • Gift shop

    The Gift Shop is currently closed.

  • Exhibition themes

    There are six main themes in our exhibition.

Our themes

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

visitcityhall@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9027 0456

Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, BT1 5GS,

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