Find out when pubs and bars are open during Easter 2018 as well as information on public transport, shopping, attractions, events and things to do in the city.

The Perch Rooftop Bar

Pub and Bar Easter Opening Hours

During Easter, the times during which alcohol may be sold in Northern Ireland is slightly different to the rest of the year. Find out below when bars and pubs are open during the Easter holidays in Belfast.

  • Thursday 29 March: 11.30am - 11pm (12 midnight for those premises with late licenses) 
  • Good Friday 30 March: 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturday 31 March: 11.30am - 11pm (12 midnight for those premises with late licenses)
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 12.30pm - 10pm
  • Easter Monday and Tuesday 2-3 April: Open as normal.
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Shopping at Corn Market

Shop Easter Opening Hours

Easter shop opening hours in Belfast City Centre, including CastleCourt and Victoria Square shopping centres, are below.

  • Thursday 29 March: 9am - 9pm
  • Good Friday 30 March: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 31 March: 9am - 6pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: Closed
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 9am - 6pm 
  • Tuesday 3 April: 9am - 6pm.

St George's Market Opening Times:

  • Good Friday 30 March: Variety Market 6am - 3pm
  • Saturday 31 March: City Food and Craft Market 9am - 3pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: Closed.
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Titanic Belfast visitors

Belfast Attractions and Tours

Most tours and attractions will be open as normal during the Easter weekend and bank holidays. Please check with the individual attraction for more details. Opening hours for some of Belfast's top attractions are below.

Titanic Belfast Extended Easter Opening Times

  • Thursday 29 March: 10am - 5pm 
  • Good Friday 30 March: 10am - 6pm 
  • Saturday 31 March: 10am - 6pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 10am - 6pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 3 April: 10am - 6pm.

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Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall Free Public Tours

  • Friday 30 March:  11am, 2pm and 3pm
  • Saturday 31 March: 12noon, 2pm and 3pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 11am, 2pm and 3pm
  • Tuesday 3 April: 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

City Hall Exhibition    

  • Friday 30 March: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 31 March: 10am - 5pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 10am - 5pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 3 April: 9.30am - 5pm.

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Belfast Zoo

  • Thursday 29 March: 10am - 4pm
  • Good Friday 30 March: 10am - 4pm 
  • Saturday 31 March: 10am - 4pm 
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 10am - 7pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 10am - 7pm 
  • Tuesday 3 April: 10am - 7pm.

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Crumlin Road Gaol

Open as normal, 10am - 4pm, daily.

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HMS Caroline

Open as normal, 10am - 5pm daily.

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Ulster Museum

Open 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday 2 April.

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Visit Belfast Welcome Centre

Call into the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (9 Donegall Square North) for information and advice on your visit to Belfast including sightseeing tour and attraction tickets, top tips on what's on in the city and bus and train information.

Email: info@visitbelfast.com
Telephone: 028 9024 6609

Open as normal:

  • Thursday 29 March: 9am - 5.30pm
  • Good Friday 30 March: 9am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday 31 March: 9am - 5.30pm
  • Easter Sunday 1 April: 11am - 4pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April: 9am - 5.30pm.
  • Easter Tuesday (3 April): 9am - 5.30pm.

Find out more about Visit Belfast Welcome Centre >>

Family travelling on Translink Metro Bus

Easter Bus & Train Information

Spring into Easter with Translink bus and rail offers, with great discounts for family travel over Easter. For the latest timetable information, visit www.translink.co.uk.

Translink Family & Friends Ticket

Get unlimited travel for one day for up to two adults and four children on any scheduled bus or rail service within Northern Ireland, with no time restrictions, for only £18 (normally £22).

Metro Family Ticket

Metro Family Tickets are available every day with unlimited travel for one day for up to two adults and four children, with no time restrictions, for only £7 (normally £9).

Bus Rambler Ticket

Bus Rambler tickets are available every day after 9.15am for only £9.

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