Planning a Visit

Getting here

The museum is in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, close to the University of Ulster, Writer’s Square and St Anne’s Cathedral.

The War Memorial is situated at 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD.

Talbot Street is a one way street beside St Anne’s Cathedral.

Turning down from Donegall Street, the War Memorial is a red brick building on the right.

Public transport

Translink Metro bus service (£3.70 for an unlimited day bus pass). View the Metro service timetable

Drivers and Walkers routes
Belfast Central Railway Station to 21 Talbot Street 0.9 miles (4 mins by car, 17 mins by foot).
Belfast City Hall to 21 Talbot Street 0.8 miles (3 mins by car, 10 mins by foot).
Public Record Office NI to 21 Talbot Street 1.2 miles (5 mins by car, 20 mins by foot).
Europa Hotel / Great Victoria Street to 21 Talbot Street 0.8 miles (4 mins by car, 16 mins by foot).
Dublin City, Connolly Rail Station to Belfast Central Rail Station (2 hrs 10 mins).
Dublin City, Busaras Bus Station to Great Victoria Street ( 2hrs 30 mins).

Car Parking

On street parking available on Talbot Street and Donegall Street or in Castle Court or St Anne’s Square multi-storey car parks.

Taxi information

fonaCAB, T: 028 9033 3333

Value Cabs, T: 028 9080 9080

(Standard fare from Great Victoria Street to Talbot Street approximately £5)

Where to stay:
Merchant Hotel – The five star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity.

Premier Inn, Belfast City Centre – Premier Inn is the UK and Ireland’s biggest and fastest growing hotel company. With over 650 budget hotels offering quality accommodation at affordable hotel prices.

Ramada Encore Belfast – With 165 ensuite bedrooms including Executive, double, twin and family rooms (subject to availability), Encore Belfast is ideal for both business travel as well as short city breaks. Located on Talbot Street.

Malmaison – In a little city with a great big heart, you’ll find Malmaison Belfast, the boutique hotel that’s always big on style. Our former seed warehouse is now the funkiest hotel in Belfast city centre, offering astonishing brasserie food and a drop of the black stuff to match any pub in town.

Travelodge Belfast Central – The Travelodge Belfast Central hotel puts the sights of the bustling city of Belfast on your doorstep, with a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.

Car Rental

Budget Car Hire – Great Victoria Street, T: 028 9023 0700 and also Belfast City Airport – T: 028 9045 1111.

Enterprise Rent-a-car – Mallusk Road, Newtownabbey, T: 028 9084 3749.

*Booking and courtesy pick-up service available from the Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place, Belfast, 028 9024 6609

Cycle Rental
McConvey Cycles, 183 Ormeau Road Belfast, T: 028 9033 0322. Touring bikes, children’s bikes at both daily and weekly rates. Insurance is included and helmets can be provided.

Banking hours are generally 9.30am – 4.30 pm.

Belfast Welcome Centre

For more information on visiting Belfast, view the official visitor website.

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