Activities in Belfast


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The Library celebrated its 225th Birthday in 2013 and remains the last library in Ireland to be part funded from membership fees and is one of the last remaining independent libraries in the world.","url":"/articles/linen-hall-library-al","title":"Belfast's Historic Linen Hall Library"},{"imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","vhp_desc":"Nestled in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is one of the most stylish and accessible entertainment venues in the city. The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) houses music, theatre, dance and art under one roof. If you haven't been yet, it's worth popping in for a look around - no need to be shy as it's open to the public and everyone is welcomed through the doors.","url":"/articles/the-mac-thats-what-i-call-entertainment-al","title":"The MAC: That's What I Call Entertainment"},{"imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","vhp_desc":"If you're searching for things to do in Belfast, the Ulster Museum mixes old with new, presenting exciting exhibits in a bright, modern space that offers something for everyone. My earliest memories of it are as a school girl, when my history of art teacher dragged a gaggle of us to sit on the lawn outside to discuss and sketch the architecture of the old building. We were happy to be there - anything outside the classroom was a bonus - but in those days the museum's interior was a dark, shadowy place that held little allure to us.","url":"/articles/belfasts-ulster-museum-from-dinosaurs-to-dior-al","title":"From Dinosaurs to Dior: Belfast's Ulster Museum"},{"imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","vhp_desc":"Home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont Parliament Buildings is one of Belfast's main tourist attractions and a popular destination for locals. While its many visitors walk or run the mile-long Prince of Wales Avenue, the vast Estate houses many hidden treasures - each time I visit, I stumble across something new. It is the perfect destination for a (free!) day out with family and friends in impressive surroundings. 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