Built in Ireland early in the 20th Century Titanic was labelled "unsinkable" but proved anything but on her maiden voyage. Carrying 2,223 passengers the Titanic's tragic crash into an iceberg resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people.
With excessive confidence that Titanic was unsinkable lifeboats were in short supply. The division of passengers at that time, almost a class division, meant that some passengers never stood a chance. As the Centenary of the launch and demise of Titanic draws near, the opening of the Belfast attraction has been timed well. It utilises modern technology to make for a great attraction for visitors.
The Titanic attraction website includes information regarding a visit and much more:
"Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic. The visitor begins in turn of the century Belfast, to learn why this city which was once the third largest in the Empire, was so industrialised. From there, the story of Titanic’s conception is told followed by its early construction, launch, fit out and tragic maiden voyage. The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration. Across ten galleries, with an equal number of interactive exhibits, Titanic Belfast will convey the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the shipyard and its most famous creation".
This modern attraction incorporates so much information and interaction that it is sure to wow visitors.
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"The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium surrounded by the four high impact ‘hull’ shaped sections which house the experience. As you wander up through Titanic Belfast, you will experience a thrilling ride through the re-construction of the shipyards and the Titanic under construction. The stories of passengers, crew and the heroes of the day will be told in an exciting and modern way. At the conclusion, you can visit the wreck at her resting place on the floor of the North Atlantic. The building is designed so that visitors can enjoy breath-taking views to the slip-ways where the Titanic was launched and relax in one of the catering outlets. And if you'd like a souvenir to remind you of your trip to the home of the Titanic, there's plenty to choose from in the Titanic Store."
100 years since the tragic loss of Titanic the public remains as fascinated as ever. Perhaps this latest attraction will help satisfy their quest for all things Titanic.
EXHIBITION: Nine galleries employing a variety of interpretative materials and media including CGI, film and video, audio, archival materials and scale models; a high point will be a ride though the Titanic under construction.
AVERAGE VISIT LENGTH: 1-2 hours
SEASON: All Year. Closed December 24th, 25th, 26th.
DATES & TIMES OF OPERATION:
Summer: April-September 9am-7pm every day
Winter: October-March 10am-5pm, every day.
GROUP BOOKINGS NECESSARY:
Yes; designated group check-in desk adjacent to East entrance and coach drop-off.
ADVANCE BOOKING CONTACT:
Danielle Dunbar, Titanic Belfast Ltd.
Tel. +44(0)28 90766376
Main reception: 028 9076 6386.
PUBLIC ENTRANCE FEES:
Children (5-16) £6.75,
Family (2A+2C) £34,
Senior citizen (£9.75 Mon-Fri/ £11.50 Sat-Sun),
Group 15+ £12.75
Accompanied tours available on request.
Audio tour will be available in German, Spanish, French and Italian.
Titanic Store with extensive range of exclusive clothing, gifts and memorabilia.
500 spaces in the basement car park; extensive additional parking in car parks close to the building.
Coach drop-off at east entrance, and designated coach parking on opposite side of Queen’s Road.
Yes; all areas including the Gallery 2 ride, will be accessible.
Titanic Belfast Marketing
Titanic Quarter Ltd, Titanic
House, 2 Queen's Road,
CONTACT: is Danielle Dunbar
+44 (0)28 90766376