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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Belfast

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Belfast in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 10 Belfast museums and art galleries to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

W5

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

W5 is a literally staggering array of interactive exhibits, a really full day's worth and the kids will be pulling you along the whole way through th...

Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens is a fantastic museum that is open throughout the year, and free to visit, making it a great all weather attraction...

Titanic Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Titanic Belfast extends over 9 impressive galleries, with multiple dimensions and angles to the exhibition's' presentation, with special effects, dar...

HMS Caroline

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step aboard the HMS Caroline - the lone survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Kids who have a head for history will be blown away by the recreated cabin...

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

  • Holywood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Ulster Folk Museum has lovingly recreated an early 1900s town to allow your family to experience the lives and traditions of the north of Ireland...

Cockle Row Cottages

  • Groomsport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cockle Row Cottages These lovingly restored fisherman's cottages have Guided Tours Available to explore their rich maritime heritage and history, whe...

Waterside Museum

  • Craigavon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Waterside Museum is dedicated to preserving the social and industrial history of the Craigavon area. It is free to visit, and set on Oxford Island Na...

Tannaghmore Animal Farm

  • Craigavon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The charming Tannaghmore Animal Farm offers close encounters with many animals and is suitable for a range of ages depending on which angle you take...



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ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The ECOS Centre was created amidst 150 acres of rich river flood plain to showcase environmental issues, which they do with an eye to it being aimed...

Armagh Planetarium

  • Armagh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Armagh Planetarium, the whole family can use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time. Activiti...

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