Free tours for conference delegates

Bus tours and free entry at selected venues for conference delegates
Delegates at the Museums Association's (MA) Conference and Exhibition 2018 can take advantage of five free bus tours on Saturday 10 November, and free entry to a number of venues around Northern Ireland on the 10 and 11 November.

Tour one - Belfast museum and heritage centres

0930 Bus picks up delegates from Waterfront Hall

1015 Guided tour of Crumlin Road Gaol

1145 Travel to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

1215 Lunch in Ballycultra Tearoom

1300 Visit to Folk Museum

1430 Guided tour of Transport Museum and Miniature Railway Day (Friends of Cultra)

1615 Travel back to Belfast

Tour Two - Cultural and political tours of Belfast

In partnership with East Side Tourism and Fáilte Feirste (East and West Belfast tourism organisations)

09.30 Bus picks up delegates at Waterfront Hall and travels to East Belfast

10.00 Guided tours of East Belfast

12.30 Lunch in Culturlann and East/West presentation

14.00 Guided tours of West Belfast

16.00 Bus takes delegates back to pick up point

Tour Three – Derry~Londonderry

0845 Bus picks up delegates at Waterfront Hall and travels to Derry/Londonderry

1100 Tour of Tower Museum and Derry’s Walls

1300 Lunch in Guildhall

1430 Tours of Siege Museum and Museum of Free Derry

1630 Travel back to Belfast arriving at approximately 1830

Tour Four - Downpatrick

0900 Bus picks up delegates at Waterfront Hall

1000 Tour of Mount Stewart National Trust property and National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition, Votes for Women

1145 Ferry to Strangford

1215 Tour of Down Museum followed by lunch

1400 Visit St Patrick’s grave, Down Cathedral and St Patrick’s Centre

1545 Visit Downpatrick and Co. Down Railway Time

Time TBC Return to Belfast

Tour Five - Dublin

0900 Bus picks up delegates at Waterfront Hall

1100 Arrival 14 Henrietta Street for guided tour

1200 Bus collects from Henrietta Street.

1215 Arrival Customs House Quay/EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum

Lunch (to be paid for by delegates).

1315 Tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

1500 Tour of GPO Witness History

1700 Bus departs from Parnell Square North.

1900 Bus arrives back in Belfast.

The free guided tours must be pre-booked: booking information will be available soon.

Free entry

Free entry to the following venues is available with delegate pass on both Saturday and Sunday:

Crumlin Road Gaol

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster American Folk Park

The Giant’s Causeway

HMS Caroline

Carrick – a Rede Rope Bridge


Mount Stewart

Titanic Belfast is offering 50% discount to delegates who quote the code MUSEUMS2018.

Links and downloads

Belfast 2018: book online

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