Revealing Riddel's Warehouse: Hearth & UAHS at EHOD

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10/9/2017 11:00 - 17:00
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Riddel's Warehouse
87-91 Ann Street, Belfast, BT1 4QG

Hearth and the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

*Over 16 Year Old ONLY. Booking Essential.*  

Our FREE event in 2015 and 2016, was fully booked and is now back for EHOD 2017 by popular demand!

For nearly 100 years Riddel’s warehouse stored everything the Musgrave Foundry could produce, from nails to girders! As the building has remained empty for 50 years, acting as a buffer zone to the nearly police station, remnants of this industry can still be seen throughout. These include the weigh bridge, crane mechanism and pigeon holes.

Hearth acquired the property in 2014 and will soon begin the process of sensitively restoring it to create gallery and office space for the Royal Ulster Academy and other arts organisations. This is a unique opportunity to visit the building before these important works commence.

Come and meet with representatives of Hearth and their partner organization, the Ulster Architectural Heritage to learn more about this fascinating building and others in Belfast City Centre. Until it is put back into use, Riddel's like over 500 structures in Northern Ireland is classified as a 'building at risk'. UAHS will be there to tell you about Heritage at Risk in Northern Ireland.

Tours of Riddel’s Warehouse will be available for over 16’s every 30 minutes 11am-1pm and from 2pm-5pm. These will be led by Marcus Patton, Director of Hearth and Nikki McVeigh, Chief Executive of UAHS.

A self-guided heritage trail of Belfast City Centre will also be available for children and families.

Posted: 9/8/2017

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