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Titanic Belfast - opening 31 March 2012

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building, it is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction.

As you walk through the doors of the attraction you will be introduced to the building’s giant atrium surrounded by the four ‘ships’, hull shaped wings which house the beginning of the Titanic experience. Your journey takes you through nine galleries of this state-of-the-art visitor experience telling the story of the Titanic, from its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through its construction and launch, to its famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.

The galleries employ a variety of interactive media including CGI, film, audio, artefacts and full-scale replicas; a high point will be a ride through the Titanic under construction.

The galleries include:-
Boomtown Belfast – you will learn about Belfast at the turn of the century as a thriving boom town
The Arrol Gantry and Shipyard Ride – experience a thrilling ride through a dramatic presentation of the shipyards and Titanic under construction
The Launch – watch the launch from the slipways
The Fit-Out – explore the sumptuous luxury and superb craftsmanship of Titanic’s interior
The Maiden Voyage – Be brought deep into the stories of the passengers, the crew and the heroes of the day;
The Sinking – relive the drama of the tragic end to Titanic’s maiden voyage
The Aftermath – visit the wreck at her resting place on the floor of the Atlantic
Myths and Legends – bringing together the many stories, media reports of the time and since, movies, legends and fantasies which have grown up around this world renowned tale
Titanic Beneath – voyage to the bottom of the sea in our unique Ocean Exploration Centre with live links to contemporary undersea exploration

For corporate visitors the fifth and sixth floors showcase the elegant 'Titanic' banqueting suite in a spectacular design based on the Titanic’s interiors and will have a capacity for 750 diners. There are two pre-function rooms called Olympic and Britannic and a mezzanine called the Bridge. It will be a unique, luxurious and stylish venue offering an extensive set of outstanding conference, banqueting and event facilities. The building will also house a community arts facility for local exhibitions, performance and conferences, gallery/temporary exhibition space and a family restaurant, café and shop.

Did you know?

• In December 2009, the Titanic Quarter saw Ireland’s largest concrete pour to form the basement – 40,000 cubic metres, almost 700 concrete lorries, one every six minutes

• The entire external façade is clad in 3,000 individual silver anodized aluminium shards and is enhanced by reflective pools of water surrounding the base of the structure

• Titanic Belfast has Ireland’s longest suspended escalator installed. At over 25metres long, it has 124 steps and provides access to two upper floors

• The entrance hall is 25,000sq ft which includes a 60ft high wall covered in sheet metal panels similar in size to those used on Titanic’s Hull

• The ticketing desks will be designed to duplicate wooden keel blocks akin to those which Titanic’s massive 46,328 tonnes rested upon in the Titanic Dock

• Titanic Belfast is twice the size of Belfast City Hall covering 140,000sq ft

• Highest point of the building is 38.545 meters from the plaza level

• The external façade replicates four 90ft high hulls

• Titanic Belfast is located 100 yards in front of where Titanic was built; to the right side is the drawing office where she was designed and to the left is the River Lagan where she first set sail

Tickets

Tickets for Titanic Belfast are based on a timed ticketing with slots available every 20 minutes throughout opening times. Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
See 'Information' tab for standard admission charges.

Tickets purchased online at www.titanicbelfast.com avail of a 5% discount.
Tickets are also available via telephone on T: +44 (0) 28 9076 6399 or in person at the Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place, Belfast, BT1 5AD.
A £1 transaction fee applies to all card transactions.

Dates & Times of Operation

See 'Information' tab. Closed 24, 24 & 26 December.

Average visit length: 2 - 3 hours

Other Visitor Information

GROUP BOOKINGS NECESSARY:
Yes

ADVANCE BOOKING CONTACT:
Danielle Dunbar, danielledunbar@titanicbelfast.com
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9076 6386

GUIDED TOURS:
Accompanied tours available on request

SELF-GUIDED TOURS:
Audio tour will be available in German, Spanish, French and Italian

RESTAURANTS AT GROUND FLOOR ENTRANCE LEVEL:
1. Family restaurant with wide menu choices
2. Café offering the full Barista range, with a selection of hot and cold beverages

SOUVENIR SHOP:
Titanic Belfast flagship store with extensive range of exclusive clothing, gifts and memorabilia.

COACH PARKING:
Yes

CAR PARKING:
500 secure, underground parking spaces

DISABLED ACCESS/TOILETS:

Yes

TICKETING ENQUIRIES
Titanic Belfast Limited
Titanic House
6 Queen’s Road
Belfast
BT3 9DT
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9076 6399
Email: ticketing@titanicbelfast.com

OTHER GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Titanic Belfast Limited
Titanic House
6 Queen’s Road
Belfast
BT3 9DT
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9076 6386
Email: welcome@titanicbelfast.com

MEDIA ENQUIRIES
Stakeholder Communications
The Newsroom
Fountain Centre
Belfast
BT1 6ET
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9033 9949
Email: info@stakeholdergroup.com

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