W5 Belfast

Places to See | Belfast, Northern Ireland.

W5 is hard to put into words as it is an experience – W5 stands for whowhatwherewhenwhy – the five questions we all ask of everything…

Based at the Odyssey Complex in Belfast W5 is unlike any museum you have visited as there is not one “Do Not Touch” sign in sight! From the moment you step into W5, one of the most interactive of the museums and galleries in Northern Ireland, visitors are invited to touch, feel, smell and press everything in sight!  It is one of the top family attractions in Northern Ireland.

This Belfast visitor attraction offers a world of discovery to delight, inspire, intrigue and fascinate here and something for everyone – from age eight and under, to age eighty and above. Unlock secrets of forensic science, nature, flight, geography, and creativity

The building is divided into four sections, START, GO, SEE, and DO, with over 250 permanent interactive exhibits spread throughout these areas.

As well as the interactive exhibits, W5 offers a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events and activities, daily floor shows and demonstrations all within the admission price.

Address: W5 Belfast, 2 Queen’s Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ

5 Responses to W5 Belfast

  1. Hi,

    Am just wondering I will be bring my children up to Belfast (live in Limerick) the week of 20th August & would like to visit the W5 can you revert back on some questions please:-
    1. I am a student & kids are 11 & 7 and will have a friend with me – how much will entrance cost?
    2. Does this cover all shows, etc in the centre or is there any additional costs for anything?
    3. Is there somewhere to park & is there a charge for it?
    4. is there any special events on that week?
    5. is there a good time to come & how long would we spend there do you think in order to see everything & the shows?



    Anne Lynch August 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm Reply
    • Hi Anne

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The best ticket for your needs would be the Family Ticket which covers 2 adults and 2 children and costs £23.50. All this summer’s activities are free with admission and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. We do accept Euro notes if that helps.
      There is a car park on site which costs 90p per hour with an option to prepay your parking £3.20 for up to 6 hours!

      If you check out our website you can see what will be on the week of your visit – definitely give the Lost Planet Laser Tag a go – it is super fun!

      We open at 10.00 Mon-Sat and close at 6 and your entrance is valid all day so you can spend the full day with us if you wish!

      I hope this helps


      Stephanie August 12, 2013 at 8:30 am Reply
  2. Hi is there anything for under 2s? My son will be 2 in December can he play in the under 8s area with my 7 year old daughter?


    Clare October 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm Reply
  3. Hi
    Are you open over the Christmas and new year? I’m planning a trip and would like to take in the w5 and titanic.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Ciara Halligan November 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm Reply
    • Hi Ciara

      Please check with W5 themselves. You can find them here by phone +44 28 9046 7700 or email info[at]w5online.co.uk.
      Hope that helps

      Thomas November 18, 2013 at 9:26 am Reply

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