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The City Hall has been at the heart of Belfast since it was built. Open the door to the past with a tour.

The home of Belfast City Council, City Hall was designed by the architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas and completed in Portland stone in 1906. It symbolised Belfast’s coming age and its newly granted city status. 

The full ‘City Hall experience’ begins with the ever popular Official Guided Tour. This allows you an extraordinary glimpse into areas not usually accessible to the general public within the beautiful Baroque Revival building. Ascending the Grand Staircase, the experienced guide will lead your group through a series of rooms including the Irish-oak panelled Council Chamber and Italian and Greek marble clad Rotunda highlighting stunning civic regalia and historic portraits along the way.

Explore the iconic Belfast City Hall and Grounds, with its stunning architecture, museum and amazing history.

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Make the most of your time in the city with easy to use tourist apps which will bring the experience to the palm of your hand.

City Hall will reopen its doors to visitors from this Monday 6 September, with the return of our free visitor exhibition.
It will be open 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (last entry 4pm), and all visits must be booked online at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/exhibition
And, while our popular public tours have not yet reopened, you can download the free ‘City Hall visitor app’ to enjoy a self-guided tour of the building’s stained glass windows, statues and artworks.
It’s available from both Google Play and the App Store, where you can also buy multi-language audio content (£1.99) to further enhance your visit, with additional information and interviews with local residents.
The Bobbin coffee shop will reopen later this autumn, but check the website for full details and COVID related advice.
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