For history buffs, a visit to the mighty Titanic Belfast maritime heritage museum is a must. Of course, the attraction is also a mecca for fans of Jack and Rose. Featuring nine interactive galleries, the walk through Titanic Experience brings together special effects, full-scale reconstructions and innovative technology to recreate the magic of the magnificent White Star vessel. From the Belfast shipyard to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the exhibition is utterly unique.
Beyond the Titanic, the museum is a celebration of Belfast’s rich maritime history. It’s located on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard, the very place where the RMS Titanic herself was built. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the stories of Titanic’s sister ships, RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic.
The iconic museum is placed in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, an easy walk or public transit journey from Belfast City Centre. By foot, the scenic walk takes around 25 minutes. It’s a short 10-minute drive from George Best Belfast City Airport, and 30 minutes from Belfast International. Arriving by bicycle is also a popular choice for sightseers wanting to explore the city.
Arguably the world’s most infamous maritime tragedy, RMS Titanic sank to the depths of the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage. The British passenger liner was bound for New York but never made her destination after she hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912. The stories of her passengers are fascinating, and Titanic Belfast is a wonderful celebration of their legacies.