Belfast Barge

About Us

About Us

Lagan Legacy is a social enterprise set up with the mission to present the history and industrial heritage of the River Lagan and the people that used it by way of a permanent exhibition.

The ‘Home place’ for the exhibition is housed on a barge, which is permanently moored adjacent to Lanyon Place, which is located to the rear of Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. Lagan Legacy purchased the ‘MV Confiance’, a former cargo barge, in 2006 and sailed it to Belfast. It has since been fully renovated to house a museum, a multi-use performance space and a café. It is set to become a cultural hub on the river lagan, regenerating the area and encouraging citizenship as well as economic development.

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Oceans in Mind

The Oral Histories feature on the many touch Screens within the Heritage Hold and are an unique insight into the life and times of  this Ship building era.  Going forward the ’Oceans in Mind’ terminal at the back will feature new stories as it will be updated on a regular basis by our HERO Officers.

If you worked in the shipyards, Belfast Docks, or on the River Lagan and you would like to become a contributor to our ‘Oceans in Mind oral history project please

contact a member of staff:

telephone 028 90 319528 or 028 90 232555


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The Lagan Boat Company

MV Confiance is a dream come true for Derek Booker, Co-Director of the Lagan Boat Company, the ‘parent organisation’ of Lagan Legacy.

Started in 1999 by Booker and Co-Director Joyce Anderson, LBC owns three touring/leisure vessels; the Mona, a traditional 3-deck Cornish ferry boat holding 70 passengers; the Joyce II, a 45 seat Thames ferry boat; and the Meda, a 12 seat motor launch of traditional design. LBC has a staff of three fulltime skippers, three part time skippers and crew, and a small administration and tour guide team. LBC runs a busy schedule of upriver, down river, Bangor and Carrickfergus boat trips, corporate events, educational tours, and parties.

How to Support Lagan Legacy


Lagan Legacy works to preserve and promote the maritime history and heritage of Belfast and we rely on the generosity of people like you to help us continue our vital work.

You can really make a difference today.

Donate by Post
To make a gift by post please send a cheque, payable to Lagan Legacy to:

Lagan Legacy
48 St John’s Close
2 Lagan Bank Road
Belfast BT1 3LX

Other ways to support us:
Leave a gift in your Will
By remembering Lagan Legacy in your Will you could help us in the preservation and promotion of the maritime history and heritage of Belfast and beyond.

Donate in memory
A special way to remember friends and loved ones who may have worked in this unique and special Yard or in it’s associated industries.

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Donate Online

You can help support Lagan Legacy through a donation.  Visit our online donation page at:

Give Us a Call

028 9023 2555

Contact Us

Lagan Legacy
The Barge
1 Lanyon Quay
Belfast BT1 3LG

Telephone: 028 9023 2555
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