Belfast has art, museums, markets, and more.
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With your belly full you’ll have the energy to visit some historic sites. The Ulster Museum is totally free and you could easily spend an entire day there. With events like “Meteorite Day”, talks on “Bloomsbury and Brit Art”, and a collection that includes Egyptian mummies, Iron Age weapons, and dinosaurs, there are hundreds of ways to pique your curiosity.
If you feel like reminiscing about your college days, drop by historic Queen’s University. A world renowned institution, it has a gorgeous campus that’s always free to explore. Make sure to swing by the on-campus Naughton Gallery. This peaceful space, with diverse, thought-provoking art, is just the place to gain some restorative energy.
A Contemporary Café Scene
- Clement’s Café, Queen’s University. The perfect stop after visiting the Naughton Gallery. Named after Pope Clement VIII, this café is “religious about coffee”.
- Canteen at the MAC – Parsnip risotto, a sustainable fish of the day, and espresso panna cotta are some of the tempting choices at this café attached to Belfast’s newest art venue. Come for some delicious nibbles and stay to take in a show.
- Home Popup – Definitely the hippest place in town, Home offers vegan and gluten free menus, creative cocktails (ask for a Toblerone martini!), and combines local ingredients with international spices.
- California Coffee – An independent café that blends and roasts its own beans. There’s free Wi-Fi, so grab a large cup and share your Belfast adventures online!
- Little Cupcake Café – The first café to bring bubble tea to Belfast, they offer nearly 40 different flavors of cupcakes, including lavender white chocolate, banana Nutella, and chocolate Turkish delight
A Titanic Tribute
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