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W5, Belfast

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#4 of 30 in Museums in Belfast
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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. See W5 and all Belfast has to offer by arranging your trip with our Belfast trip planner.
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  • Took our boys (3 & 6). The enjoyed themselves but had the best time in the soft play area by the entrance which cost extra. Quite a bit of walking and standing about waiting on the kids. The first....  more
    Took our boys (3 & 6). The enjoyed themselves but had the best time in the soft play area by the entrance which cost extra. Quite a bit of walking and standing about waiting on the kids. The first....  more »
  • We had heard great things about W5 and were looking forward to our day. Our boys liked it but overall felt some of it was for younger kids. Our boys are nearly 10 and realistically too old for the.....  more
    We had heard great things about W5 and were looking forward to our day. Our boys liked it but overall felt some of it was for younger kids. Our boys are nearly 10 and realistically too old for the.....  more »
  • There were some very clever ideas in The Dark let down by low budget execution, which is a great shame. Credit to the actors who did their best with the low budget scenery. I'll give a particular... 
    There were some very clever ideas in The Dark let down by low budget execution, which is a great shame. Credit to the actors who did their best with the low budget scenery. I'll give a particular...  more »
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  • Excellent day out for kids. Massive amount to do here for the day with kids of all ages. Good value for money and plenty of (paid) parking. Easy to access. Will definitely be returning for our yearly visit.
  • We recently visited with our 5 year old son and we really enjoyed it. We spent over 2 hours there, and would have spent longer except the little one was getting tired! So much to do. Nice cafe in there too with great views of docklands and titanic museum. Well worth a visit. We didn't book tickets, but thankfully it wasn't too busy. But advisable to book as also works out a bit cheaper online.
  • Great spot for discovery, learning and tons of fun for all, young and old! Very underrated, probably best discovery centre on the entire island. Will definitely come back!
  • Always loved here its changed a bit over the years seems to have took a more Montessori route with the play areas , kids enjoyed it could do with better food options cafes pretty basic and over priced better to bring your own lunch. Still a place my family will always visit so much to explore and learn
  • Great for younger kids but very dissappointed as anything the older kids or adults were interested in trying were either not working or had pieces missing. Previously been over the years and loved it so we felt very let down. Such a fantastic place just needs some maintenance

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