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. Take a virtual tour inside the building and see some its stunning features and architecture. Or explore the manicured gardens around City Hall, where you’ll find the Titanic Memorial Garden which has 15 bronze plaques listing the names of 1,512 people who died on RMS Titanic I 1912 and a monument in their honour.
Ulster Museum is Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and the present, with a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences displays. You can view the museum’s collections online on their website, or take a 360⁰ peek at the main entrance foyer via the button below and see if you can spot a couple of dinosaurs lurking in the picture!
Located on Cave Hill in the north of the city, Belfast Castle was built in the 1860s and is one of the Belfast’s most famous landmarks. The estate contains landscaped gardens and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points, which you can see on the virtual view.
Áras Uí Chonghaile (James Connolly Centre)
Áras Uí Chonghaile is a modern inspirational visitor centre in the heart of Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter, with an insightful exhibition about James Connolly, a man of formidable ideas and remarkable vision. While the centre is temporarily closed, you can get a glimpse through the video above and get inspired for a future visit to this exhibition, which is located just yards from where Connolly lived on the Falls Road.
Crown Liquor Saloon
Belfast’s most famous pub, the Crown Liquor Saloon is a traditional pub from the Victorian era, which is now owned by the National Trust. The Crown remains a unique visual gem, a masterpiece in bar architecture, which is known to millions the world over. Take a look inside to admire the mosaic tiles, brocaded walls, ornate mirrors, wooden columns and more.
Queen’s University is one of the great architectural landmarks and must-see attractions in Belfast with over 160 years of heritage. Browse the grounds and see inside on a range of 360⁰ views via the button below. Don’t miss the Great Hall – a magnificent events space with panelled walls, artworks and a warm, historic feel.
Ulster Transport Museum
Be transported back in time and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe – with a virtual glimpse inside the Ulster Transport Museum! The museum is home to majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, steam engines and much more.
St George’s Market
St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. On the weekends, it’s a bustling hub of visitors and locals alike, international food stalls, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, seafood, arts, crafts and vintage items. Until it’s safe to visit again, get a feel for the market with a 360⁰ glimpse inside.
Museum of Orange Heritage
The Orange Heritage Museum’s ‘Heritage at Home’ showcases Orange stories from the museum’s archive. Browse the selection of stories and exhibits on their website.
Take a Virtual Troubles Tour with DC Tours
Hosted by DC Tours’ Top UK Tour Guide of 2019 Paul Donnelly, this two-hour virtual tour includes a 60 minute presentation and virtual tour of Northern Ireland to explain the history of the Troubles and the path to peace, followed by an interactive Q&A where guests can ask questions and learn first-hand about Belfast’s history. The tours are hosted on Zoom, running weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.
Irish FA Virtual Workshops
Join a virtual visit to the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park! Irish FA have selected some of the most interesting stories from their 140-year history to discuss during a fun virtual workshop aimed at schools and groups.
Ards and North Down
Immerse yourself in the wonderful places and spaces in Ards and North Down – virtually! Go on a journey with 360° virtual tours of some of the area’s key landmarks, view Ards Arts Centre and North Down Museum exhibitions online and discover the history of Mount Stewart from home. Or why not decorate pottery or take an online cooking class from home? Go to visitardsandnorthdown.com to start exploring.
Lisburn and Castlereagh
Discover the fascinating history of Lisburn and the surrounding area with the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum’s virtual museum. Their online exhibits include old photographs and video interviews with local experts. Or lose yourself in a virtual art exhibition on Island Arts Centre’s website, featuring art, film and music from local artists.