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Birthplace of the Titanic

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Belfast, the administrative capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, is not exactly a prominent tourist destination in the UK.

The city’s main shipbuilding company, whose full name is Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd, was founded in 1861 and quickly became the world’s largest enterprise in the shipbuilding industry in the early 20th century. That is also the reason the company

Titanic Belfast museum building with unique architecture.

Today, tourists come to this city with a population of 290,000 people because of one of the strange yet familiar destinations called Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest complex exhibition center about the Titanic.

Construction started in May 2009 and was inaugurated in March 2012.

– Boomtown Belfast: Describes the formation and development of the city of Belfast and the shipbuilding industry.

– The Shipyard Ride: Introduces visitors to the process of building the Titanic with vivid animation techniques.

– The Launch of Titanic: May 31, 1911, the ship was launched and attracted about 10,000 people (1/3 of the city’s population at that time) to gather to witness.

– Fitting-Out: Room with screens about 2 x 5 m wide containing many images of the interior of the `ship of dreams`

– Maiden Voyage: On the first voyage, tourists from England, France, and Ireland boarded the ship and headed north to the Atlantic Ocean to reach America.

– The Sinking: At 11:40 on April 14, 1912, on a calm and moonless night, Titanic hit a large iceberg at a speed of about 21 knots, the ship’s hull was punctured and gradually sank.

– Aftermath: The area displays information explaining why the ship sank and the remaining artifacts of the ship.

– Myths and Legends: space to store books, movies, stories, songs… related to the Titanic and displayed on liquid crystal screens.

– Visit and Explore the Wreck: a spacious room for people to explore the remains of the ship at the site where it sank.

Birthplace of the Titanic

One of the slipways serving the shipbuilding of Harland and Wolff.

After going back in time, visitors can continue to the outdoor sliders area near the riverbank called Slipway, where the Titanic and Olympic ships were once built and ready to launch.

Birthplace of the Titanic

Titanic was launched before her funnels were attached.

In addition, you can also participate in many activities and tours related to the Titanic around the Harland and Wolff shipyard area such as Titanic Boat Tour, Titanic Pilgrimage Walk, Titanic Walktour or Titanic’s Dock and Pump House…

In the last days of October, in Belfast, an annual festival takes place, city residents and artists also build a model of the Titanic near the harbor to commemorate the ship and its unfortunate victims.

Titanic Belfast is located not far from Belfast city center or airport.

`Titanic Experience` tickets are sold at Titanic Belfast and the Belfast Welcome Center (47 Donegall Place), pre-order by phone or buy online (5% discount).

Ticket prices: Adults: £14.75;

Opening hours: from April to September: 9am – 7pm, open every day.

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