City Hall Belfast – Exhibitions, History and Facts


Updated On: November 07, 2023 by   ConnollyCoveConnollyCove

City Hall Belfast is an impressive building situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre. It opened its doors in 1906 after Belfast was granted City status in 1888 by Queen Victoria.

There is a memorial in its garden to the 1,000 people who died in the World War 2 bomb. A Titanic memorial garden is also on show for people to check out.

There are a few different statues around the City Hall grounds including one of Queen Victoria by Sir Thomas Brock. Other statues include Lord Dufferin, Edward James (Founder of Harland and Wolff), Sir Daniel Dixon (first mayor of Belfast), also James Horner Haslett another Mayor of Belfast and others.

Belfast City Hall- Statue
Belfast City Hall- Statue
Belfast City Hall- Statue
Belfast City Hall- Statue

The gardens that surround City Hall are a popular spot for students, office workers, tourist and pretty much everyone on a sunny day. It’s a perfect place to sit and relax and have some lunch, weather depending.

In 2009 the building reopened following its 11 million refurbishments after two years of work. To help celebrate the re-opening of City Hall they had a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was performed by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. The new refurbishment included creating a new coffee shop and an exhibition area for locals and tourist to enjoy that showcases the history of the City.

Belfast City Hall Building
Belfast City Hall building

City Hall Belfast Visitor Exhibition 4K:

Have you visited Belfast City Hall? what are your thoughts on the impressive building and grounds? Let us know in the comments below.

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