The location, Belfast’s former Harland and Wolff shipyard, is dominated by the towering exhibition space, with its glittering blocks recalling four ship hulls.
Inside, the stunning exhibition chronicles the history of the Titanic from its inception and launch to its 1912 sinking, all set against the story of Belfast of the time. The intertwining themes are brought to dazzling life by photographic galleries, multimedia projections, special effects and stunning virtual experiences.
Most visitors to the Titanic Belfast begin in the exhibition’s nine main galleries, which capture Belfast during its boom years of the early 20th Century and explore the planning, building, launch and sinking of the Titanic. You can expect to be swept up in poignant photographs, slipway views, dramatic presentations, real footage of the undersea wreck and an incredible electronic dark ride through the shipbuilding yards of the 1900s.
You can also watch the Titanic’s launch, relive her demise with atmospheric sound and lighting, learn about passengers, view original ship artefacts, and explore replicas of her luxurious cabins, dining areas and engine rooms — all compelling experiences. Another must-see is the Ocean Exploration Centre, where you can view live links to ongoing undersea explorations.
Titanic Belfast is open from 9am to 7pm during April, July and August, 9am to 6pm in May and September, and 10am to 5pm during the remaining months.