Head to the Golden Thread Gallery for an inclusive, contextual take on contemporary visual art.

Founded in 1998, the Golden Thread Gallery is based to the north of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. This contemporary art gallery is dedicated to offering an insightful context for the visual art of our time through its exhibitions, as well as developing, supporting and promoting the work of contemporary Northern Irish artists.

Recognised for its work engaging with recent history and helping to re-imagine the future, the Golden Thread Gallery hosts regular artists talks and interviews, as well as discussions between its curators. The learning programme here includes workshops focussed on skills such as paper marbling, creating an artist’s notebook and drawing.

There are also weekly free art workshops for families, with materials and light refreshments supplied by the gallery.

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Golden Thread Gallery

Free to all

84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 2LU

02890 330920


Opening times

Tue-Fri 11am-5pm
Sat 11am-4pm

Closed Sundays

Things to know before your visit:

Due to the current pandemic, we ask that you wear a face mask in and around the gallery, and sanitise your hands once you enter the gallery (hand sanitiser is provided). Please check in at the front desk when you arrive.

Please ask for latex gloves if you wish to look through artist sketch books on display or books in our book shop, and please take any leaflets you pick up with you.

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop
Art Pass holders receive a 10% discount on all purchases from the Golden Thread Bookshop.
Valid until December 2025

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