In light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Irish FA tours have been suspended.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our tour guides and visitors is paramount and we are taking this precautionary measure with this in mind.
Irish FA tours
The Education and Heritage Centre tells the unique story of Northern Irish football using a varied range of media, immersive physical interactives and key artefacts from the 1880s to the present day.
Here, visitors will relive the atmosphere of match day, gain insights into the drama on and off the pitch and feel the rush of emotions shared by everyone inside the stadium, whether their team wins or loses.
Each visitor, whether schoolchild or grandparent, will leave having understood the achievements of football in Northern Ireland, feeling a sense of pride at our country’s unique contribution to the world sport and having enjoyed a taste of the beautiful game.
Information on bookings can be found here or you can contact the Irish FA Tours Team on 02890 029497 or via email@example.com
Please find below the prices to tour the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park and visit the Education and Heritage Centre.
General Admission - Adult (16+) = £8.50
General Admission - Child (5-15) = £5.50
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) = £25
Concession (Pensioner/Student) = £6.50
Schools = £4 plus Vat per head
You can book your tickets here.
For school or group bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02890 029497.
We are currently running the following Centre admission and Tour times:
Monday - Friday: 1pm - 3pm
Weekends: 11am – 1pm
*subject to availability and changes
The Irish FA Education and Heritage Centre is based within the first floor of the South Stand within the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
Address: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, BT12 6LU
From Belfast International Airport (20 miles approx.): follow directions for the M2. Take the exit for A12 (westlink), follow Glenmachan Street onto Boucher Road, continue on Boucher Road and turn left at Olympia Leisure Centre.
From George Best Belfast City Airport (6 miles) approx.): take the A2 to Lagan Bridge/M3. Folow the Lagan Bridge/M3, take A12 to Glenmachan Street, take the exit towards Belfast from the A12. Follow Glenmachan Street onto Boucher Road, continue on Boucher Road and turn left at Olympia Leisure Centre.
From Europa Bus Station (2 miles approx.): From Europa Bus Station: Head east on Glengall St towards Great Victoria St/A1. Take Grosvenor Rd/B38 and A12 to Boucher Rd. Turn left onto Great Victoria St/A1. Turn left onto Grosvenor Rd/B38, Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto A12 via the slip road to M1/Dublin, take the exit towards Belfast. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Glenmachan St and continue straight to stay on Glenmachan St. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Boucher Rd and turn left at Olympia Leisure Centre.
From M1: Follow M1 to Belfast, take exit 1 from M1, follow Glenmachan Street onto Boucher Road, continue on Boucher Road and turn left at Olympia Leisure Centre.
Admission to the centre will begin at the specified booking time and will last for one hour.
A guided tour of the stadium will then take place lasting around 45 minutes.
Parking is available on site, please enter the stadium via the Donegall Avenue entrance.
Visitors should arrive around 15 minutes before the allocated admission time booked and report to the South Stand reception area where they will be directed to the EHC lobby.
A tour of the National Football Stadium involves approximately a 1/2 mile walk.
An alternative accessible route is available so please advise if your booking has any particular needs that will allow us to best support your visitor experience.
A part of the guided stadium tour is outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and come prepared for inclement weather conditions.
Is the stadium accessible?
The stadium is fully accessible with disabled parking available. The stadium tour route is also fully accessible.
How long will it take?
Admission to the Education and Heritage Centre will last up to one hour. This is then followed by a 1 hour guided tour of the stadium.
Where can I park?
Parking is available on site, please enter the stadium via the boulevard entrance at Boucher Road (Olympia Leisure Centre) and report to the East Stand Reception.
Are refreshments available?
We are located about 5 minutes from the Lisburn Road where you will find lots of cafes and restaurants.
For larger group bookings our catering partner Sodexo can provide a catering service. For more information on prices please email@example.com
What should I wear?
Part of the guided stadium tour will take place outside and may take place in inclement weather conditions. Please come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear
How do I book?
Can I take pictures?
Yes you may take pictures throughout your visit.
Are you open on match days?
The Education and Heritage Centre will be closed on a match day however some corporate tickets which include access to the centre may be available to purchase for NI games.
I have some memorabilia, can I donate it?
The IFA will issue a public call for items when the centre will be refreshed.
Any special items can be discussed with Education and Heritage Centre Manager, Stephen Garrett via firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the Education and Heritage Centre located?
The Education and Heritage Centre is located within the East Stand (1st Floor) of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
What time do we have to arrive?
We advise that you arrive 15 minutes before your allocated entrance time.
Are there different prices for schools or groups?
Yes. For any enquires please email email@example.com.