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 enter the exhibition.
Normally, the City Hall Visitor Exhibition is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm). The exhibition and City Hall are closed at weekends, but this is kept under review.
For opening times during public and bank holidays, go to our Holiday arrangements.
Booking information updated on Friday 15 April 2022
You can book exhibition tickets for up to nine people by email email@example.com
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.
Groups of 10 people or over can book by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call 028 9027 0456.
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.
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.
The Gift Shop is currently not open, but operations are kept under review.
There are six main themes in our exhibition.