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W5, Belfast

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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. Use our Belfast vacation builder to visit W5 on your trip to Belfast, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Belfast's tourist-friendly and conveniently pedestrianized city center is filled with hotels for a range of budgets. From here, you can easily explore most tourist sites on foot or by bicycle. For an authentic Belfast experience, consider booking a room at a B&B, hostel, or guesthouse. Alternatively, international brand names and boutique one-offs offer top-notch amenities. The city center also houses nightclubs and pubs, where you can enjoy an ice-cold pint and mingle with the locals.
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  • What a great attraction! It will be great for all ages! Spend in W5 about 3 hours but could stay even more. We was in Saturday after 2pm and it was not busy at all! There is big parking front of build...  more »
  • Visited with our 6 year old and 8 year old while staying in Northern Ireland for a few days. They loved every minute of it. There was so much for them to do - they could easily spend hours and hours i...  more »
  • We hadn't planned on going here, but it was raining and needed something to do before we could check into our hotel. When we first walked in we were a bit dubious as we saw a massive soft play, and ou...  more »
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  • Keeps the kids amused for a few hours as there is a lot for them to see and do. There are lots of sofas to sit and rest if you need to and facilities are always clean and tidy.
  • Excellent for families that are home educating their children. Very interactive and lots of fun. Practical basic science. Safe environment, well staffed.
  • The gem in the SSE Arena. W5 is a truly excellent exhibition of science and engineering which had me begging to go back as a child. There is a large number of objects for kids of all ages to explore and interact with. Regular interesting demonstrations with knowledgeable staff are very exciting as always.
  • We loved the experience. Our 2.5 years old daughter loved everything aswell. Definitely will go back more times.
  • Brilliant, can spend most of the day with kids there and they'll not get bored, have a couple of times with ours (aged 7-12). Can pop out for something toneat and return. Worth a few hours drive.