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  • Belfast City Hall

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

    The grounds at Belfast City Hall have memorials to the history, people and events associated with the city. The grounds comprise two lawns, the Titanic Memorial Garden, The Cenotaph and Garden of Remembrance.

  • Opening hours


    Facility Day Time

    City Hall building

    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
    Guided tours Monday to Friday 11am, 2pm and 3pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm
    City Hall grounds 1 October to 30 April 7am to 7pm
    1 May to 30 September 7am to 9pm
    Registrar's Office Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4.15pm
    Friday 9.30am to 3.45pm

    The Bobbin Coffee Shop

    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Saturday  10am to 4.30pm
    Sunday Closed
    Visitor exhibition Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
    Last admission at 4pm
    Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 10am to 5pm
    Last admission at 4pm
    Toilets Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

    Changing Places facility

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

    Guided tours

    There are guided tours in City Hall daily. A tour lasts for an hour and gives an extraordinary glimpse into areas not usually accessible to the public

    Find out more about our guided public tours

    Visitor exhibition

    The visitor exhibition offers a self-guided journey from Belfast’s past to present, showing the vibrancy and diversity of the city across six themed zones.

    Find out more about our visitor exhibition

  • Location

    Belfast City Hall
    Donegall Square
    BT1 5GS 

  • Directions

    By train

    Translink provides regular train services to and from Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables, visit Lanyon Place Station and Great Victoria Street Station are both within walking distance to City Hall.

    By bus

    Translink operates transport services to Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables, visit

    By air

    George Best Belfast City Airport is a 10 to 15-minute drive to City Hall, with regular bus links and taxi or car hire available at the airport. For full details visit

    Belfast International Airport is a 20 to 30-minute drive to City Hall with regular bus links and taxi or car hire available at the airport. For full details, visit

  • Toilets and Changing Places facility

    Belfast City Hall has public toilets on the ground floor in the east of the building. This includes a parent room and a fully accessible toilet. 

    City Hall has a Changing Places facility available to the public. It is open:

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

    For access, you should ask at reception in City Hall.

    When City Hall is closed these access arrangements apply:

    • From 5pm to 10pm Monday to Wednesday, 5pm to 11pm Thursday to Saturday and 5pm to 6pm on Sunday, call 028 9027 0275 for access via the front door of City Hall.
    • After 10pm Monday to Wednesday, 11pm Thursday to Saturday and 6pm on Sunday, ask our security team at the back gate of City Hall for access. The back gate is located on Donegall Square South, facing Linenhall Street.

    Equipment in the Changing Places facility includes:

    • height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench 
    • hoist 
    • centrally-placed toilet with space either side 
    • accessible shower 
    • non-slip floor 
    • privacy screen

    Find other Changing Places facilities in Belfast (link opens in new window)

  • Accessibility at City Hall

    There are disabled parking bays within the central courtyard for those attending an event or meeting in City Hall. You need to book spaces prior to the event. You can do this by speaking to the event or meeting organiser who can make the necessary arrangements with City Hall staff. Event organisers will be briefed on accessible parking when booking an event.

    • The reception desk located on the main marble has lowered counters.
    • There is lift access to all floors.
    • A limited number of wheelchairs and scooters can be borrowed during your visit. You can speak with reception staff to access these.
    • Guide dogs are welcome on site.
    • We are a breastfeeding-friendly venue.
    • Accessible toilets are available on all floors of the building. All accessible toilets have emergency alarms and communication points which go back to a 24 hour-manned security room.
    • Hearing loops are positioned in reception and all functions rooms. Portable hearing loops can be accessed at reception. The audio headsets that can be bought for the exhibition also are compatible with hearing aids. 

    Car parking spaces in Belfast

    There is no public parking at City Hall. There are free and charged car parking spaces in Belfast. To find car parking, go to Car parks in Belfast. To find free and charged disabled parking spaces, go to Accessible parking.

Contact City Hall

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9032 0202

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

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