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Launch of New Exhibition: Brick Built Belfast

Posted on: 6th September 2018

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September, join Ulster Architectural Heritage in conjunction with Hearth, and supported by Belfast City Council to celebrate the rich architecture of Belfast through an exhibition housed at the spectacular Riddel’s Warehouse.

The exhibition will centre on brick-built buildings and Belfast’s love affair with brick as a building material; particularly over the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Riddel’s Warehouse was built 1865-1867 and provides the perfect centre for our exhibition, showcasing the many wonderful applications brick can have in architectural detailing. In addition to this, the former foundry retains unique pieces of industrial history such as the weigh-bridge and crane mechanism which are worth seeing in actuality.

No booking is required to visit the exhibition in the wonderful atrium of Riddel’s warehouse and will be available to view throughout the opening hours of EHOD. The guided tours have now completely sold out, but if you would like to put on our waiting list, please email: [email protected]

Alongside Riddel’s Warehouse, a number of brick-built buildings across Belfast will be opening to the public for Open Heritage Belfast, part of the European Heritage Open Days. These buildings reflect Belfast’s brick-built history and include East Belfast Network Centre, Carnegie Oldpark Library, Conway Mill, First Presbyterian Church, and Queen’s University which are all tied together by brick as a key component of our city’s identity.

The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North will also be opening on Saturday 8th where you can hear about the history of the building, built in 1831 for the Belfast Natural, History and Philosophical Society (BNHPS) and still in their ownership. From here you can re-discover College Square and learn about the future plans for the building.

UAH will be offering:

  • Up to 50% off selected UAH publications over the weekend;

  • If you sign up for membership through our online Direct Debit form you will receive a free book! See membership here.

 

 

 

For more information: https://www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk/openheritage

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