From Trams to Trolleybuses
History of Transport in Belfast
The tram gallery showcases some of the most recognisable forms of transport that once carried people from the centre of Belfast along the arterial routes in and out of the city. Walk along an old Belfast cobbled street and explore the how public transport developed from horse drawn trams to electric trams and trolleybuses, and to the diesel buses that replaced them.
Discover the emergency vehicles that helped put out fires and rescue cats from high places alongside the commercial vehicles that transported goods and people around the country.
One of the most innovative objects in this gallery is the Giants Causeway tram, the first hydroelectric tramway in the world. Built in 1882, it ran from Portrush to the Giants Causeway, providing a scenic tram ride along the coast, transporting passengers to this natural wonder.