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With daily live science demonstrations and frequent new exhibits, W5 is a draw for visitors and locals alike. The building, which houses over 250 interactive exhibits, is located on the banks of the River Lagan and provides expansive views of Belfast. The museum is a short walk from the city center. Visit the attraction's website for discounts and information about current exhibits. Work out when and for how long to visit W5 and other Belfast attractions using our handy Belfast trip planner .
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  • Day out with my two grandchildren aged 4 and 9. The kids had a brilliant day. There's so much to see and do. Staff are amazing. It's totally family friendly with excellent facilities. We stayed at the...  more »
  • Me and my 9 year old son (who has autism) went to W5 hoping it would be fun and it was until my son tripped into a kid and the kid jumped on to my son and started to punch him and one of the staff mem...  more »
  • Really good place the grandchildren love it but expensive as you have to pay for all adults as well. Would return more often if this was not the case.  more »
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  • A fantastic family day out. My 2 girls 7 and 3 loved it. We arrived at 10am when it opened and didn't leave until 6pm when it closed. So much to see and do. Well worth the money and the travel. Also fantastic that you can bring your own food and drink in so they certainly don't try rip you off once you are inside. Catch the Big Bang Show if you get the chance. Great fun. We will definitely be back.
  • Something new every time we visit. Our 11 and 7 year olds love it. They have good fun climbing, trying out the science experiments and playing in the exhibitions like the space base. A few hours well spent at reasonable price.
  • Terrible place. Came with my 2 boy's and overcrowded. Spacebase like a war zone. Cursing and shoving by all the other kids. Had to take my children out. Very badly ran with supervision. We will never be back!
  • W5 is always a good day out for the children and if they enjoy it, that makes a good day for the adults too. Some of the equipment is getting a bit tired after years of service and at these entrance prices, I think they could afford to replace some of the older items. Big bang theatre was very entertaining for everyone.
  • A great place for the kids, lots to do over 4 floors, my 6 year old daughter loved it, a bit pricey though at almost a tenner for an adult when everything is for the kids and you have to pay extra for the space play area.

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