IMA Annual Conference

2023 Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

Influencing Museums

8-9 September, Derry~Londonderry


By air:

The nearest airport is City of Derry Airport, with scheduled services to and from the UK. Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport all connect to destinations across Europe and further afield. 

By sea:

Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Northern Ireland and Great Britain (Stranraer & Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool in England) bringing both foot passengers, cars and other vehicles into the area through two ferry ports, Belfast and Larne. There is also ferry service available from Wales via Dublin's two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Irish Ferries operate from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Wales and Stena Line's HSS (High Speed Sea Service) operates from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire.

By bus:  

Translink between runs regular services from Belfast (2 hours) and Dublin (4 hours). Additional services are provided by Aircoach from Dublin City via Dublin Airport and Belfast International Airport. 

By train:  

For information on train timetables and ticketing information visit the Translink website and Iarnrod Eireann website (travel from Rep. of Ireland to Belfast). 

By car: 

Approximate travel time from Dublin is 3 hours. From Belfast: 90 mins. 

By foot: 

Ulster University Magee Campus is located within the City of Derry, on Northland Road, and is easily accessible by foot or bicycle. 

Click here to view the campus location on Google Maps




Clarence Property operate a number of boutique guesthouses (Art House, Jazz House, The Lawrence) close to the Ulster University Campus, prices range from STG£70 - £110 per night. 


Maldron Hotel Derry (4 Star) is located in the city centre, close to the Tower Museum (15 min. walk to Magee Campus). B&B prices start at STG£130 per night. 

Da Vinci's Hotel (3 Star) is located about north of Ulster University (15 min. walk to Magee Campus). B&B prices start at STG£112 per night. 



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