Belfast, The Home Of The Titanic
2012 is the year of the Titanic in Belfast although every year is a celebration of the incredible feat of engineering which produced this incredible ship.
It took just two years for the Titanic to grow from a pile of girders and rivets at Belfast’s harbour to the looming structure visible from anywhere in the city. With the sound of hammering rivets and clanging steel echoing around the streets, and the thousands of locals marching to work in the shipyard each morning, you could say the city grew around the ship as much as the ship grew up there.
Belfast was once the greatest ship building port in the world, it built the largest man-made structure ever moved, and made a ship of dreams a reality. When the Titanic slid from its slipway into the chilly waters of Belfast Lough, it’s fair to imagine that the pride of a city soared with it. What a sight that must have been.
The story of the Titanic is etched, hammered and carved into the city of Belfast. Though the ship left almost one hundred years ago, visitors will find portholes of this history around each corner, whether it’s the White Star drawing rooms, a Titanic-inspired mural, or the Samson and Goliath cranes of the shipyard itself. Titanic is such an integral part of the Belfast experience.
In a city full of stories, the Titanic can be the first page from which you explore Belfast. Come to the city that made the ‘ship of dreams’ a reality and see what Belfast truly has to offer.
There is currently an excellent exhibition in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on all things Titanic. It included artifacts taken from the sea bed.
A Titanic Offer To Float Your Boat!
- All for just £85.00 per person, this unsinkable offer from Malone Lodge Hotel will have you racing to book your stay in Belfast. With so much to offer, you will be assured of a fun filled weekend.
- We want to make sure you make the most of your weekend so you can relax and enjoy a 2 night stay with us in a stylish double or twin room with compliementary mineral water, tea/coffee and full Irish breakfast each morning.
- It doesn’t end there.....you will also enjoy a sumptuous 4 Course dinner in our AA Rosette Restaurant prepared by our award-winning chefs. Why not treat yourself even further and upgrade to an Executive room or Suite...it’s the weekend break you deserve.
Titanic Dock & Pump-house tours
- Tours run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2.00pm. (mini tour at 1.00pm)
- Tickets - £6 per adult, £3 child under 10, £5 child (age 10-16), £15 family (2 adults + 2 children)
Titanic Walking Tour
- Tickets £12.00 per adult, £11.00 student/senior, £8.00 Child (10-16 yrs), £5.00 (Child under 10),
- £30.00 (Family Ticket).
- Tours run on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 11.00am
- Tours prices included a guided tour of Thompson Dock & Pump-House (Departure point – Premier Inn Titanic Quarter)
Titanic Belfast tickets now on Sale
- Tickets for Titanic Belfast are now on sale from Belfast Welcome Centre and online via www.titanicbelfast.com and www.gotobelfast.com.
- Tickets prices for the attraction range from £5.00 for school groups through to £13.50 for adults. Discounts are also available for groups, families, students and senior citizens.
Over 1,000 tickets were sold within the first 24 hours of going on sale on 12 December and tickets have been recorded from countries including USA, Canada, Spain, Australia and Germany.
Titanic Belfast expects to attract in excess of 450,000 visitors next year of whom 150,000 are expected to come from outside Northern Ireland.