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The Gateway Visitor Centre

T. 0300 123 7788
E. culture@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 08:30AM-08:30PM
Staffed 12PM - 6PM each day
Sat-Sun 08:30AM-08:30PM
Staffed 10AM - 6PM each day



Nestled on the shores of Lough Neagh, this state-of-the-art visitor centre features an exciting exhibition space, a restaurant and is also home to Lough Neagh Rescue. 

The Boathouse restaurant boasts an outdoor terrace offering unparalleled views across Lough Neagh.A 150 sq. m ground floor room overlooking the Loughshore hosts conferences and exhibitions whilst the public conveniences, showers, changing facilities and activity space support lough based activities.

Also featuring ‘The Protector of The Lough’, a silhouette which cuts clear against the horizon with Finn McCool instantly recognisable from far across the water celebrating the Lough, the land, the folklore and the heritage.