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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
    City Hall grounds

    The grounds are closed to the public as we complete re-turfing. The grounds will re-open on 30 January 2023. To visit City Hall, use the back gate on Donegall Street South.

    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 and 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
  • Guided tours times

    Our guided public tours are available:

    • Monday to Friday at 11am, 2pm and 3pm
    • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays at 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

    Find out more information about our guided public tours

  • Location

    Belfast City Hall
    Donegall Square
    Belfast
    BT1 5GS 

  • Directions

    By train

    Translink provides regular train services to and from Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables, visit www.translink.co.uk. 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, please visit www.translink.co.uk

    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 www.belfastcityairport.com.

    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 www.belfastairport.com.

  • 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, please 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. 

Contact City Hall

For more information and advice, get in touch.

visitcityhall@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9032 0202

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

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