Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10.30am – 5.30 pm, Saturday: 10.30am – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm every First Thursday of the month.

Address: Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU, Northern Ireland

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Welcome to Golden Thread Gallery, Northern Ireland’s leading international  contemporary visual arts organisation, based in and informed by the local. We are actively committed to enhancing and widening the cultural experience for those living in, working in and visiting the region. Golden Thread Gallery prides itself on offering a friendly, open space where everyone is welcome.  For those who have never visited the gallery before, why not pay us a visit and get a taste of what we do?

From its beginnings in a former linen mill on a contested ‘peace line’ in North Belfast, Golden Thread Gallery has delivered annual programmes of exhibitions and activities designed to make a real contribution to the visual arts and wider communities in Northern Ireland.

If you’re exploring Belfast city, come and see what we do!  Golden Thread Gallery offers a unique artistic encounter, and is located on Great Patrick Street between Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and the historic Sailor Town area of the city.


Gallery Information

For further information about our program and projects visit our website www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk , e-mail: info@gtgallery.co.uk or why not join us on Facebook or Twitter; we love new friends.

Access Information

Gallery handouts and information sheets are available in large format on request. The gallery space is fully accessible for wheelchair users with a ramp entrance. If you should require an audio described gallery tour, please contact us to arrange a date.  An audio T-Loop and baby changing facilities are available in house. Should you need assistance in planning your gallery visit please do contact us.

Access and Interpretation Guide For the Golden Thread Gallery PDF

Access and Interpretation Guide For the Golden Thread Gallery PDF LARGE FORMAT

Schools & Tour Groups

The gallery is happy to accommodate groups and offers guided gallery tours free of charge. Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance if you wish to make a booking.

Gift Shop & Sales

Golden Thread Gallery publishes and sells a wide variety of art books, periodicals and journals.  Artworks are also available for sale through the gallery’s dedicated sales area for all art lovers and collectors to enjoy.

Join In – Volunteers and Interns

For further information and guidelines go to  – Golden Thread Gallery Internship Programme 2012


Gallery Staff

CEO and Creative Director – Peter Richards,

Development Officer – Ruth Graham, 

Engagement Officer – Deirdre McKenna

Gallery Manager – Sarah McAvera

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Finding Us

It’s easy! The gallery is located within walking distance of Belfast’s city centre, via either the Albert Clock or St. Anne’s Cathedral – simply follow our map.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10.30am – 5.30 pm & Saturday: 10.30am – 4pm

Postal Address: 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU, Northern Ireland

Telephone Number: +44(0) 28 9033 0920

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GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY is financially supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council. 

 The GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY Ltd is accepted as having Charitable Status by the Inland Revenue under reference XR 54731.