Carey Gallery

In 1902, Belfast City Council commissioned the local artist Joseph W. Carey to produce thirteen scenes from Belfast history on canvas, to be mounted within the Ulster Hall. The oil paintings depict the city and the surrounding area, incorporating historical and mythological influences, and represent an invaluable piece of Belfast’s heritage.

They include Joy’s Paper Mill, Ritchie’s shipbuilding dock; the Old Long Bridge; High Street and the Old Market House; Cavehill; and the White Linen Hall. The paintings were restored in 1989 and again in 2009 - and today they are displayed in a dedicated gallery.