Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience
It opened to the public on Saturday 31st March 2012, 100 years after the ship’s initial launch. Since opening it has received ringing endorsements from around the world and in 2016 it was recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the World Travel Awards
The Visitor Experience
Each day on average over 2,000 people visit the Titanic experience. It provides a large exhibition with 9 interactive galleries, a learning centre, shop and cafes. Visitors can also walk the decks of the last remaining White Star Line vessel the Nomadic which is berthed nearby.
The Titanic exhibition is an expertly presented reflection of the success and trials of the shipbuilding industry, particularly in the early years of the 20th century.
Visitors are reminded of the demanding working conditions for thousands of employees, the reliance on older engineering methods (including the infamous role of riveting the steel plates together) and the scale of the demands made on employees before the modern cranes of Samson and Goliath were invented.
Titanic was at the time the world’s most modern, high specification luxury passenger liner. The misfortunes of the Titanic are an emotional drama that is part of seafaring history.
High Profile Events
Titanic’s conference centre, has been the location for over 2,000 major civic and commercial events including Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee lunch, the G8 Summit reception, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The World Police & Fire Games International Conference, the Giro D’Italia and MTV Sounds.
Titanic Belfast has been an undoubted success. Each year, on a commercial basis, there have been more than 700,000 visitors, of whom over 80% travelled from places outside Northern Ireland.
Titanic Belfast chief executive, Judith Owens reflected on a "very strong year" in 2017/18.
"Now over 85 per cent of our visitors are coming from outside Northern Ireland and one in five people are now visiting Ireland because of Titanic Belfast. We, alongside Belfast and Northern Ireland, are firmly on the global tourism map and we have plenty more to give.”
"Over the past six years, Titanic Belfast has proved to be a shining example of how a significant tourism investment, public and private, combined with passion and belief can be a catalyst for economic growth and help positively position a destination on the worldwide stage."
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