Museums in Belfast

With a history as chequered as Belfast’s, exploring its historical side is imperative for any visitor. From reliving the early days of the Titanic, to discovering about the city’s political past, there’s plenty to explore. Perfect for rainy days, or just to glean more information about Belfast’s background, the city’s museums are unmissable.

Step back in time to when excitement around the Titanic was palpable. Learn about its creators and its launch, and experience what life was like. Situated in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, Titanic Belfast is a must see during any trip to the city.

Discover some of Northern Ireland’s best art at The Mullan Gallery, or take to the Cathedral Quarter to admire the photography on show at Belfast Exposed. Similarly, The Fenderesky Gallery near Queen’s University has an unrivalled display of both Irish and international artists.

If you fancy something different, head to the Belfast City Skin Works. This is home to the Celtic and World Tattoo Museum, where you’ll be able to discover the origins of body art, its place in religion and culture, and how important tattooing was to the Celtics.

Head to the Down County Museum, where you’ll be able to discover more about Belfast’s history over the last 9,000 years – while exploring a Georgian jail! Integrate yourself into Belfast’s history at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, where you can wander through the museum’s beautiful grounds, while chatting with costumed guides.

The Ulster Museum provides a fun-filled day out, where you can come face to face with everything from an Ancient Egyptian mummy to a dinosaur! Northern Ireland’s most impressive collection of both past and present artefacts, the Ulster Museum shouldn’t be missed.