Newest Review: ... to the dry dock and pump house, about a ten minute walk from Titanic Belfast. It cost us £17.50 each. We then had a quick look in the sh... more
A must for any Titanic Enthusiast!
Member Name: Vicstar84
Advantages: Fascinating content
Disadvantages: Not many staff around to ask questions of
Long have I been a titanic enthusiast so when my local airport started flying to Belfast this opportunity was a must!
We arrived a Titanic Belfast on the big red bus tour (another must!)
Set over 5 floors, this museum is 100% dedicated to everything Titanic. We ordered our tickets online, and so used the preorder machines in the foyer to get our tickets. We had a combo ticket that also permitted entry to the dry dock and pump house, about a ten minute walk from Titanic Belfast. It cost us £17.50 each. We then had a quick look in the shop, and was pleasently surprised that the memrobillia wasn't any more expensive than the tourist shops in Belfast city centre. The pump house and dry dock were strangely much pricier!
You start off on a little tour of the history of Belfast itself, and its industries (lace and shipmaking). They then tell you about the plans for the titanic, and the actual building of the ship. For this part we went on a small ride in the museum (this is suitable for pretty much everyone except for really little ones). Then they told you how the titanic was decorated and kitted out, they showed you a first, second and third class cabin. They talked about the launch, and its time at sea, and then the sinking. The lightening becomes very low to set the scene. There are full sized lifeboards and stories being played. You then see the public enquiry information before looking at the media portrail of the ship. They then go on to the wreckage and its discovery. You walk over a glass floor with 'the wreckage' underneath.
It was really fascinating and well worth the money. I bought a beautiful, huge poster of the titanic in the dry dock in the shop.
If you are interested in the titanic, this is a must. You can't help but feel a little emotional with the content. Directly outside the museum is the keel of the titanic, and a memorial plaque for all the souls lost.
Summary: A must for anyone interested in the Titanic
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