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City Hall

Visitor information

  • 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 have two lawns, the Titanic Memorial Garden, The Cenotaph and Garden of Remembrance.

  • Opening hours

    Facility Day Time

    City Hall building

    Access to City Hall for Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships is at the rear entrance until 26 January while the front lawns are resurfaced. The Visitor Exhibition and The Bobbin are currently closed.

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday Closed

    City Hall grounds

    City Hall grounds are closed until 26 January 2022 while the front lawns are resurfaced.

    Winter (1 October - 30 April) 7am - 7pm
    16 November 2021 - 26 January 2022 Closed
    Summer (1 May - 30 September) 7am - 9pm

    Registrar's Office

    Access is by the back gate of City Hall on Donegall Square South.

    Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 4.15pm
    Friday 9.30am - 3.45pm
    The Bobbin coffee shop Closed
    The visitor exhibition Closed

    Toilets

    Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    Changing Places facility

    Access is by back gate of City Hall on Donegall Square South.

    Monday to Sunday

    9am - 5pm
  • Location

    Belfast City Hall
    Donegall Square
    Belfast
    BT1 5GS 

  • Directions

    By train

    Translink operate regular train services to and from Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables please visit www.translink.co.uk. Lanyon Place Station and Great Victoria Street Station are both within walking distance to City Hall.

    By bus

    Translink operate 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 - 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 20-30 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. Track and trace information is needed to use these services.


    City Hall has a Changing Places facility. The facility is available to the public. It's open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Sunday. For access, you should ask security staff at the back gate of City Hall. This is on Donegall Square South.

    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

    View other Changing Places facilities in Belfast

  • Covid status certification

    You don't need to provide COVID status certification to visit the Registration Office for births, death, marriages and civil partnerships or the Bobbin Coffee Shop.

    If you book to visit the exhibition, you must show your COVID status certification on arrival at Belfast City Hall in line with legislation introduced on 29 November 2021. Read more information about COVID-19 status certification (link opens in new window)   

  • Accessibility

    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 breast feeding 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 24hr 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.
  • Guided Tours and Visitor Exhibition

    Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are not giving guided tours of City Hall.

    The Visitor Exhibition is closed until further notice. 

Contact us

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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