Under the supervision of architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas, construction of the hall began in 1898 and was completed in 1906.

This iconic Portland stone and copper-domed buiding completed in 1906, was built as a symbol of Belfast’s new city status. The interior has a number of notable features including The Porte-Cochère and Grand Entrance, The Grand Staircase, The Reception Room and The Great Hall.

The city hall in Durban, South Africa is almost an exact replica of Belfast’s City Hall.

In the grounds of City Hall visit the Titanic Memorial Gardens which host the Titanic Monument. The Memorial Garden was officially opened in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. The garden’s memorial plinth supports 15 bronze plaques which list, in alphabetical order, the names of 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic.

The City Hall’s east wing on the ground floor has been completely renovated to facilitate the new tourist attraction, which has its own dedicated reception area. It offers a journey from the city’s past to present, over 16 separate rooms, all presented within the original architecture of City Hall.

After exploring the various rooms, you take time out for lunch or refreshments in their coffee shop, The Bobbin.

  • Notable architectural features
  • Visitor Exhibition
  • Titanic Memorial Gardens

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17.00
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 to 16.00 (subject to change)
Public & Bank Holidays check website
Public Tours are available at certain times


Admission Prices 2018:

Free admission for individuals.

Audio Guides: £3.50 to hire headphones and listen to an audio tour, available in a range of languages.

Commemorative booklet: £1.00 each

Useful Information

On site coffee shop – The Bobbin

Parking – choice of city centre car parks


Getting There

Located on Donegall Square, Belfast City Centre

Map Location: 54.596484, -5.930053
Contact Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0)28 9032 0202
W: www.belfastcity.gov.uk
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