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Best things to do in Belfast

History Museum
“Great place to spend two or three hours out of our soft Irish rain. lol It has won numerous architectural awards built to look like the Atlantic waves but the comedians of Belfast say it looks more like the iceberg she struck”
90 locals recommend
Museum
“The tour around this old Jail house is very interesting and you can see the “hanging cell” where the last man in the UK was executed!”
42 locals recommend
Museum
“A free of charge museum for a rainy day. Located right next to the Botanical Gardens. It hosts the longest Game Of Thrones Carpet ever made.”
48 locals recommend
Museum
“The Ulster Museum is great, set in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens, which are lovely to walk through on any day of the week or year, and the Museum itself is a lovely place to visit. Best of all, both of these are free!”
32 locals recommend
Theatre
“Free art exhibition in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter - often modern, unusual and international.”
36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“6 Themed exhibition areas with over 250 interactive exhibitions, something for the whole family. My kids love it. Check out their web page for events and what's currently on. Located just a few minutes walk around the corner at SSE area.”
24 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great Spot for small bands and intimate music gigs. Right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.”
15 locals recommend
Museum
“Based in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era ship now restored as a must-see floating museum with an amazing story to tell. Be immersed in life aboard this unique vessel – lone survivor of the First World War’s greatest naval engagement… the Battle of Jutland! Enjoy the new quayside visitor centre and exhibition space dedicated to telling the personal stories of those who served on the ‘Carry’. Then step aboard to see a powerful film on the drama of Jutland and experience impressively restored cabins and deck areas as well as an array of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. ”
5 locals recommend
Library
“Coffee shop open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. Founded in 1788, this is the oldest library in Belfast and the only remaining library in Ireland that still generates a proportion of its income from membership. The Library is free to enter and enjoy, and is housed in a stunning Victorian former linen warehouse in the picturesque Donegall Square, across from Belfast City Hall.”
5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“SS Nomadic is a former tender of the White Star Line, launched on 25 April 1911 in Belfast now on display in Belfast's Titanic Quarter”
6 locals recommend
Café
“I love spending a free evening here watching a play or a band. Always reasonably priced, always unique. ”
4 locals recommend
Café
3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Gorgeous for working quietly with your laptop, a social cup of coffee or just taking in the lovely art work”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“The Duke of York, my favourite bar in Belfast. On a weekend night this place spills out into the cobbled streets and alleyways. Check out the cool funky little courtyard with murals too.”
5 locals recommend
Library
“Whether you're a book lover or just need a quiet place to surf the web for free - this is the place to go!”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Ulster Museum is a hour walk but its worth it. Walk through the Ormeau Park enjoy the peaceful scenery. Cross the Ormeau Bridge and enter Botanic gardens along the river and be sure to exit at the Museum. You might need your map with you but it is a lovely way to spend a afternoon.”
5 locals recommend