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 Belfast 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 and a number of monuments and memorials.
Look out for the Belfast City Hall illuminations as they light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations at night, showing off the building's beautiful architectural features.
Free public tours are available:
- Monday to Friday: 11am, 2pm and 3pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 12noon, 2pm and 3pm
The front doors of Belfast City Hall are open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.
Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no booking required) 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 GardenThe 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 15 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.
Visitor ExhibitionThe City Hall’s east wing on the ground floor hosts a tourist exhibition, which can be accessed through its own dedicated reception area. The exhibition offers a journey from the city’s past to present, showing the vibrancy and diversity of Belfast City Hall across six themed zones.
Stretching over 16 separate rooms, and presented within the original architecture of City Hall, you can explore the various rooms, and pause for thought in the reflection space or take time out for lunch or refreshments in our refurbished coffee shop, The Bobbin.
The exhibition is free for individuals (there’s a charge for commercial groups) but for £3.50 you can hire headphones and listen to an audio tour, available in a range of languages. You can also buy a commemorative booklet for just £1.