Arts and Culture at Home
Listen to an orchestra in your armchair, or lose yourself in an historic art collection at your kitchen table. While Belfast’s galleries, museums and event spaces have closed temporarily, you can soak up the city’s cultural scene from the comfort of your own home.
Tune into Ulster Orchestra’s YouTube channel for solo performances and recitals straight from the performers’ homes to yours; or examine fine art and sculptures in the Ulster Museum’s online collection. And don’t miss Imagine Belfast Festival 2021 from 22 to 28 March – a feast of free online talks, workshops and films covering some of the most important topics of our time.
Family Things to Do at Home
Looking for things to do with the kids at home? Belfast’s family-friendly visitor attractions have a wealth of activity packs, stories, videos and online resources so kids can keep discovering the city from home.
The annual Winter Circus has swapped the big tent for the small screen – watch their breathtaking acrobatics and family-friendly show on YouTube. Have sea-themed fun with Titanic Belfast’s downloadable puzzles and science experiments; or try the daily photography-based activities from Belfast Exposed. Need new games and toys? Visit Learning SPACE’s online store for board games, toys and books, as well as educational resources for all ages and abilities to stock up your home classroom.
Taste of Belfast at Home
Belfast is brimming with independent eateries, and while they’re closed at the minute, you can still enjoy their award-winning flavours at home through these online cookery demos, recipes and delivery services.
Browse online recipe collections from James St, or recreate Titanic Belfast’s Sunday Afternoon Tea. Join Taste and Tour for a virtual foodie event from home, or treat to yourself to professional cocktail at home with Margot to Go. And don’t forget, many of our restaurants are open for takeaway and delivery.
Live Music and Entertainment at Home
Missing live music? Belfast’s bars and events venues are bringing the entertainment to you, with live streams from local musicians, playlists and festivals to enjoy at home.
Visit Belfast Virtually
Whether you’ve never been to Belfast before or you know the city inside out, there’s lots of the city to discover – online! Take a virtual tour of our top visitor attractions; learn about the history of the Troubles in an online experience, or marvel at Belfast’s breath-taking views from your home. Explore Game of Thrones film locations virtually or stroll through our streets to view incredible street art. Test your trivia with our Belfast quiz or discover 14 interesting facts about Belfast.
Lecture And TalksTue, 07 Dec 2021, 7:30pm
Join the Crescent Arts Centre for an online event celebrating collections by two of Ireland’s celebrated poets Lorna…
Lecture And TalksMon, 13 Dec 2021, 7:00pm
Explore the Northern Ireland Political Collection with Dr. Kris Brown and Dr. Gordon Gillespie at this live online…