Discover The Greatest Story Never Told
Lagan Legacy’s barge bears a precious cargo – the extraordinary story of Belfast’s epic maritime and industrial past, told in a spectacular exhibition called ‘The Greatest Story Never Told.’
The River Lagan is the star in the epic. The co-stars are ubiquitous – on the films, screens and photographs, representing the hundreds of thousands of people who made Belfast one of the most vibrant industrial centres on earth. Down the centuries, hundreds of millions of tons of raw materials arrived on Belfast’s quays, and left from the same quays, magically re-formed as ships and machines, trains and trucks, fabrics and foodstuffs. Enriched with this legacy, today’s transforming city is racing forward with all the innovation, confidence and determination of its forefathers, but we risk losing the traces of Belfast’s unique industrial past in the rush. So we’ve stowed some of it safely in this barge’s hold, in the exhibition. We encourage you to inspect our precious cargo!
The Galley is a licenced cafe-bar-arts venue. We run a busy programme of events weekly. A cafe-bar during the day serving lunch from simple soup or sandwich to homemade burgers and steaks, we transform in the evening into a live music, caberet and dancing venue, we serve dinners, as well as bar bites and can tailor menus for larger parties.
The Belfast Barge is the home to a unique performance space, Belfast's only floating theatre. We host a variety of events such as film screenings, album launches, floating speakeasy night, comedy and murder mystery. Our stage is also available for hire and fully equiped with sound and lighting to provide everything your special events. The space is used frequently for family friendly programme and our award-winning education programme.