Belfast City Hall
One of Belfast's most iconic buildings, Belfast City Hall first opened its doors in August 1906 and is Belfast's civic building. It's located in Donegall Square, in the heart of Belfast city centre. Take a free public tour and discover its fascinating history.
Free public tours of City Hall are available Monday to Sunday. Led by an experienced guide, they last around one hour and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall, while exploring some of its finest features. You can also visit the Titanic Memorial Garden, exhibitions and the Bobbin Coffee Shop, located in the east wing. The grounds feature a number of monuments and memorials.
Look out for the City Hall illuminations as they light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations, showing off the building's beautiful architectural features.
Free public tours are available at the following times:
- Monday to Friday: 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
The front doors of City Hall will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.
Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no booking needed) and leave from the reception area inside Belfast City Hall.
You can book private group tours in advance and outside of public tour times.
Titanic Memorial Garden
The Titanic Memorial Garden is situated on the east side of Belfast City Hall. The garden was built around the existing Titanic monument which was designed by Sir Thomas Brock. The garden is set on two levels with the upper level containing a nine metre long plinth supporting fifteen bronze plaques which list, in alphabetical order, the names of 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic. This is the first time that the names of everyone who perished have been recorded on one monument. 'The Belfast List', as it is now known, is a key feature of the memorial garden.