Titanic Itinerary: Kid's Rule
Kids will love exploring the various buildings in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. There's a reconstructed 1900s Ulster town, plus Ireland’s most comprehensive transport collection featuring old railway carriages, trams and even an iconic DeLorean.
Get your fix of the Titanic story at the museum’s new TITANICa attraction. Opened on 31 May, the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s launch from the Belfast slipways, the attraction has two separate components. TITANICa: The Exhibition explores the local enterprise and skill behind the creation of the great White Star Liners and gives a glimpse into life onboard the ships through fascinating artefacts. TITANICa: The People’s Story, brings to life daily routines, skills and stories in the age of Titanic through an innovative trail around some of the buildings of Ballycultra Town.
Enjoy hot or cold meals or snacks at the museum itself or head to one of the excellent restaurants in the Cultra Inn where there is a relaxing atmosphere and wholesome food for all the family. Some other options include the atmospheric McHugh’s Bar and Restaurant or the excellent food court at Victoria Square with its range of family-friendly eateries.
Explore one or more of Belfast’s top family attractions. Younger kids (and big ‘kids’) will love W5, the award-winning science and discovery centre based at the Odyssey Complex, while teenagers will enjoy an active afternoon at the Lagan Watersports Centre or at T13, a huge ‘alternative playground’ located under the iconic Harland and Wolff Cranes.
The whole family, meanwhile, will enjoy a visit to the iconic attraction Titanic Belfast, a must-see visitor experience for all the family, with its 9 gallery state-of-the-art interactive exhibition. On your way home hop aboard SS Nomadic and step back in time to the great age of translantic travel and come aboard the mini Titanic.
Rest Your Head
How about a stay in the beautiful thatched cottage of Fools Haven - a historic 4* Self-Catering in Carrickfergus, with a real Titanic connection. Speak with the owners and they'll able to tell you the story of the two pennies. Thomas Millar who sailed onboard the Titanic as an engineer had his two sons to live with his sister in Bonebefore, Carrickfergus and intended to send money back for them to join him in America when he got settled. The house they lived in and were brought up in Fools Haven.