The White House Heritage Centre

The White House has nestled on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough for over 400 years. This building has witnessed many scenes from the sailing ships that carried King Williams Armies, the Titanic sailing on her maiden voyage, to the Luftwaffe bombers using Belfast Lough as their gateway into the city.

The Plantation Bawn has recently been restored from a crumbling building into a beautiful and multipurpose space. The Bawn now hosts two exciting interactive exhibitions ‘A Tale of Three Kings’ recounting the Williamite and Jacobite Wars from a European perspective, and ‘Relive the History’ which tells the exciting story of the buildings past right up to the present day. A Tale of Three Kings – Is an enlightening interactive exhibition that tells you about the only truly European war ever fought on Irish Soil. You will be transported around Europe and taken to all the major events that happened along the way.

A Tale of Three Kings informs you of the key players and tells you more about the integral role that the White House played in this world changing period in European history. The colourful story of the White House is retold through the ‘Relive the History’ exhibition. This centres on the Inglenook fireplace, here you can see the original bread ovens and learn more about the building, its owners and their rich and colourful past from 1569 to today.

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Accessibility information:

During the archeological dig there will be limited access for disabled people, we would advise those who are disabled and wishing to visit the site during this time to contact the Secretary prior to your visit to make arrangements.

In our restored building we will have a platform lift to the 2nd floor, an induction loop system will be fitted, there will be a disabled toilet at ground floor level and parking at the front of the building will be reserved for disabled badge holders.

Opening times:

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturday’s 2pm – 5pm


Admission Charge is £2.50 for adults, £1.50 concessions.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

George Best Belfast City Airport Tourist Information Desk
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