Dating from 1569, the White House has nestled on the northern shore of Belfast Lough for almost 450 years.
Originally a plantation bawn, or fortified house, the building has witnessed many important scenes from local history; from the sailing ships carrying King William’s armies and Titanic sailing on her maiden voyage, to the Luftwaffe bombers using Belfast Lough as their gateway into the city.
The White House has recently been restored from a crumbling ruin into a beautiful, multipurpose building. It now hosts two exciting interactive exhibitions; ‘A Tale of Three Kings’ recounts the Williamite and Jacobite Wars from a European perspective, ‘Relive the History’ tells the exciting story of the building’s past, right up to the present day.
The Whitehouse is currently in the care of The Whitehouse Dalaradia Group.
Opening hours: May - September (inclusive) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am- 3pm; October - April (inclusive) Monday and Tuesday 10am - 3pm; All other days by appointment