Seamus Heaney HomePlace is an award-winning arts and literary centre dedicated to the life and work of Seamus Heaney, located in the poet's home village of Bellaghy, Co Derry.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace features a fully interactive exhibition over two floors, filled with personal stories, photographs and the voice of the poet himself. A recreation of his Dublin study transports visitors back to 1995, and the moment when Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, alongside artefacts, transcripts and books donated by the Heaney family.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened in October 2016 and was conceived of and is managed by Mid-Ulster District Council. The education programme at Seamus Heaney HomePlace uses Seamus Heaney’s poetry as a springboard to explore science, history and creative writing and offers programmes across all key stages of the curriculum; school visits can also be arranged.

In addition to the permanent exhibition about the poet's life and work, HomePlace hosts a year-round artistic programme of readings, concerts and events by renowned international and local writers, musicians, artists and theatre groups, as well as a series of workshops. For upcoming events and tickets please visit the Seamus Heaney HomePlace website or contact Seamus Heaney HomePlace directly.  To see a short film about Seamus Heaney HomePlace – narrated by Liam Neeson – please click here

Visitor Information

Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street
BT45 8HT
Northern Ireland

Phone +44 28 7938 7444

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
See website for ticket prices and group bookings.