Top cultural things to do in Belfast

  1. In a striking waterfront building, Titanic Belfast tells the story of RMS Titanic's construction and launch right through to its infamous maiden voyage in 1912. Walk around full-scale reconstructions, interactive exhibitions and see reclaimed artefacts from the ship.

 

  1. Belfast is a city of many quarters to explore, each with its own unique character and story. The oldest quarter, and the city’s cultural heart, is the Cathedral Quarter, characterised by cobbled streets and traditional pubs.

 

  1. Northern Ireland has witnessed many political and religious divisions over the years. No fewer than 2,000 murals across Belfast, considered the most famous political murals in Europe, document these troubles. Take a 90-minute Black Taxi Tour and see what the walls of Belfast have to say.

 

  1. The Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) is Belfast’s cultural hub, with 2 theatres and 3 art galleries, which host a changing array of exhibitions from international and British artists. The MAC is also good for families, with a host of carefully selected books and creative activities for children.

 

  1. An arts and cultural centre housed in a former church in the Gaeltacht Quarter, Cultúrlann McAdam O Fiaich celebrates and fosters Irish culture with poetry readings, traditional and contemporary Irish music, exhibitions and céilis.

 

  1. Set in rolling landscape overlooking Belfast Lough, the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum shows how people lived and travelled over the centuries. Wander through history, passing cottages, farms, schools and shops and vintage modes of transport.

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