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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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  • This is the second time I've been here in 5 years and the first time since it's been renovated. Both times there were quite a lot of the 'experiments' that were broken which was very disappointing... 
    This is the second time I've been here in 5 years and the first time since it's been renovated. Both times there were quite a lot of the 'experiments' that were broken which was very disappointing...  more »
  • The dark was a really enjoyable experience. My advice would be to just go with it and use your imagination. The actors were top class and spoke very well in the introduction and during the event... 
    The dark was a really enjoyable experience. My advice would be to just go with it and use your imagination. The actors were top class and spoke very well in the introduction and during the event...  more »
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  • Visited here on a very busy Sunday with 3 children aged between 6-17. Easy to find, ample car parking available and very reasonable considering what's on offer. Although very busy we had lots of time to see just about everything, it's spread out over a few floors and different area's are themed. There's toilets on every floor too and a fabulous shop on the ground floor, there is a coffee dock but we didn't use it. Favourite activities on the day included the climbing structure, News desk, grafitti board and tug of war. There is an area for small children which we had booked for our 6 year old but she chose to stay in the main area, it would be more suitable up to age 5! We spent about 3 hours here just after arriving in Belfast and had a great time, would highly recommend.
  • There was plenty of exhibits and fun interactive things to go. It was a bit busy but nothing out of the ordinary. You could always find a free area so waiting time was minimal. The build your own race car bit wasn't really up to much and there was a bit broken on one exhibit and another was out of order. Other than that a good day with both physical and mental activities a plenty

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