Titanic Belfast – a new tourist attraction has opened in Belfast just 100m away from where the Titanic was launched 100 years ago.
The £97m project has opened to the public today and is the world’s biggest Titanic exhibition. With the centenary of the Titanic sinking on its maiden voyage coming up in the next few weeks there is a lot of interest in the new attraction. The public have already pre-purchased 100k tickets before it has even opened.
Titanic Belfast has been hailed by many people in the city as the attraction that people will associate with Belfast much as New York has the Statue of Liberty and Paris the Eiffel Tower. The building has been designed to resemble the look of the failed liner and there are four 90ft high hulls with the building being covered with three thousand silver anodized aluminium shards. To gain a sense of the scale of the Titanic Belfast the attraction is twice the size of Belfast City Hall at 150,700 square feet.
There are nine exhibitions to see at the attraction, spread over 4 storeys. These exhibitions cover all aspects of the Titanic’s history, from its construction at the nearby Harland and Wolff shipyard to its demise and the aftermath of the disaster.
There are masses of historical detail to see on your visit with a CGI film showing the liner rise deck by deck from the engine room right up to the first class staircase. There are also recreations of 1st, 2nd and 3rd class cabins together with touch screen databases of all passengers and staff onboard the Titanic showing family photos, newspaper articles and including details of cabin class, occupation, nationality,port of embarkation and also telling you whether they survived or perished on that fateful night.
A replica of the Titanic’s famous staircase has been built as part of the attraction but is only available to those who attend sit-down dinner events which are to be held in a banqueting hall on the top 2 storeys of the building.
The admission price for the new Titanic Belfast attraction is £13.50 for an adult and £6.75 for a child. It costs £34 for a family of four and a family of five will pay £40.75. All tickets are on timed ticketing system with slots available every 20 minutes. Parking is available for 500 vehicles on site, but at an extra cost.
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