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    Plan Your Visit

    Find Us

    W5, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast
    BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland, UK

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    Opening Hours

    Closed today
    • Monday - Tuesday CLOSED
    • Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm

    Last admission is one hour before closing

    Getting Here

    Travel By Bus

    It is only a five minute walk from the Laganside Bus Centre via Queen Elizabeth Bridge or Lagan Weir Bridge, and one mile from the Europa Bus Centre.

    With the new Glider, glide through city traffic and arrive fresh and ready on a modern and high tech mode of travel, providing direct cross-city services between the east and the west of the City and linking into Titanic Quarter right beside the Odyssey.

    For details of Glider, all bus services and special offers visit www.translink.co.uk or phone +44(0)28 9066 6630.

    The Odyssey is stop number 3 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour. The tour buses pass every 30 minutes so you can also hop back on again after your visit.

    Please note, W5 will remain open with new temporary access points during the partial closure of Odyssey to allow for a £17m redevelopment project. Please follow directional signage on arrival and enter W5 by the back entrance of Odyssey.

    Travel By Train

    Travel by train using Translink rail company, which operates throughout Northern Ireland.

    Travel from Northern Ireland

    There are two stops that are within walking distance of W5. Catch a train at your local stop and get off at Titanic Quarter (10 min walk) or Central Station (20 min walk) in Belfast.

    See Translink Train Timetables

    Travel from Dublin

    Trains run several times a day from Connelly Station in Dublin to Belfast Central Station.

    See Dublin to Belfast Timetable

    Please note, W5 will remain open with new temporary access points during the partial closure of Odyssey to allow for a £17m redevelopment project. Please follow directional signage on arrival and enter W5 by the back entrance of Odyssey.

    Travel By Car

    Odyssey is clearly signposted on all major approach roads. For up to the minute route planning RAC has a "Route Planner" function which allows you to put in your address and calculates the best route possible for your journey to W5.

    From the North

    Approaching Belfast on the M2 follow the signs onto the M3. Leave the M3 at the Queen´s Island exit. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road, the Odyssey Arena is on your right and car park on your left.

    From the South/ Republic of Ireland

    From M1 approaching Belfast cross straight onto Broadway and then straight onto the Westlink following signs for M3/City Airport. Once on the M3 take the first exit entitled ´Queen´s Island´. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road, the Odyssey complex is situated on the right and carpark on the left.

    From Belfast City Centre

    Follow signs for the A2 Bangor onto Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Keep in the left lane and immediately after crossing the River Lagan turn left onto Queen´s Island. Follow the road for ¼ mile, the car park is on your right.

    Please note, W5 will remain open with new temporary access points during the partial closure of Odyssey to allow for a £17m redevelopment project. Please follow directional signage on arrival and enter W5 by the back entrance of Odyssey.

    Travel By Foot

    Located in the bustling Titanic Quarter, W5 is less than a mile from Belfast City Centre.

    Please note, W5 will remain open with new temporary access points during the partial closure of Odyssey to allow for a £17m redevelopment project. Please follow directional signage on arrival and enter W5 by the back entrance of Odyssey.

    Eat & Shop

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    Birthday Parties

    A fun, exciting day at W5 makes for a great birthday party for children of all ages.

    Find out about W5 Birthdays

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I enter W5?

    W5 will remain open with new temporary access points during the partial closure of Odyssey to allow for a £17m redevelopment project. Please follow directional signage on arrival and enter W5 by the back entrance of Odyssey.

    When is W5 open?

    To enable our exciting refurbishment programme, exhibition areas GO and SEE/DO on Levels 2 and 4 will be closed from 6th January – 5th June 2020. The other areas will remain open with a reduced but enhanced family offering. W5 will also close on Mondays and Tuesdays during off-peak times during January – May 2020.

    The ground floor, including the gift shop, VR Zone and ‘Spacebase’ activity zone will remain unaffected as will ‘Climbit’ the multi-storey climbing structure, ‘MED-Lab’ the interactive medical themed exhibition and the under 8’s area ‘The Town of Discovery’. ‘AMAZE’, the new immersive experience will be open and feature new and exciting content during this period.

    We are reducing our ticket prices by 35% from 6th January – 5th June 2020 to reflect the focused offering available at this time.

    W5 Off-Peak Times January – May 2020

    W5 will be closed on the following dates:

    January:

    Mondays 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28

    April:

    Mondays 20, 27

    Tuesday 21, 28

    February:

    Mondays 3, 10, 24

    Tuesdays 4, 11, 25

    May:

    Mondays 11, 18

    Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26

    March:

    Mondays 2, 9, 23, 30

    Tuesdays 3, 10, 24, 31

    How long does a visit to W5 take?

    We recommend you allow at least two hours for your visit, but it’s really up to you. If you are in a bit of a hurry, you can still have an enjoyable visit in an hour. You may of course want to stay much longer as there are so many things for you to see and do.

    Do you accept Euro?

    Yes. W5 is very Euro friendly and we accept Euro notes at our Ticket Desk, Shop and Café.

    Only Euro notes can be accepted and we will give change in Sterling. Rates will be advised on the day of your visit.

    Are lockers available?

    Yes. Lockers are available for public use (for example storage of coats or lunches) on the ground floor and operate with £1.00 coin, which is returned when the locker is opened. There is also a "Buggy Park" where you can leave your buggy while you enjoy the floors.

    What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept the following methods of payment:

    Cash: Sterling and Euro

    Debit & Credit Cards: All major debit & credit cards including VISA and Mastercard

    Do you cater for people with special needs?

    Yes. W5 is a friendly organisation and we have endeavoured to provide disability access for ALL visitors. We provide a loop system at our ticket desk and in the Lecture Theatre - please ask for details. W5 have toilets located on each floor which are fully accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs. Our exhibits are designed to be multi-sensory, offering an exciting and interactive experience for a wide range of visitors.

    Are refreshments available?

    Yes. W5 has a Coffee Shop which is open every day and offers a fantastic range of Costa teas and coffees, Britvic soft drinks, as well as various snacks, scones, tray bakes and a range of healthy sandwich options.

    If you want to bring your own food you are most welcome. W5 has provided areas for visitors to picnic. Just ask a member of staff for directions.

    Admission to W5 allows visitors the freedom to leave and lunch and return to W5 for more fun!

    Accessibility

    W5 is a friendly organisation and we have endeavoured to provide disability access for ALL visitors. We provide a loop system at our ticket desk and in the Lecture Theatre - please ask for details. W5 have toilets located on each floor which are fully accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs. Our exhibits are designed to be multi-sensory, offering an exciting and interactive experience for a wide range of visitors.

    Learn more about W5 accessibility

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