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Video: New City Hall visitor exhibition tells the past and present story of Belfast


The Lord Mayor of Belfast opened a new visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall, celebrating the past and present as a City.

The self-guided exhibition brings together artefacts from both traditions and cultures across Ireland in an agreement made by all party leaders.

Alderman Brian Kingston said, “Belfast City Hall is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the city and while our tours have always proved popular, we wanted to add to the visitor experience, providing more information which will help them put our city, its traditions and culture into context.

“One of the most important aspects of this exhibition is that the narrative was agreed by all party leaders who have been open to examining every aspect of our past.

“After learning about our history, culture, tradition and politics the reflection space offers the opportunity to quietly review the traumatic events of Belfast’s most recent turbulent history and gradual move towards peace.

Alderman Kingston added, “Belfast is on the cusp of something exciting. The city is ready for investment and development that will create employment, prosperity and a bright future for all and members of the council are determined to work in partnership towards those goals – as well as ensuring we continue to provide the best possible services to our citizens.

“This exhibition makes an important contribution towards not only reminding us of how far we have come but also that Belfast was, and is, one of the world’s great cities, with a great history and even better future.”

The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday 16 May.

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