- Titanic Belfast is open all year round excluding 24 to 26 December.
- January - March (10:00 to 17:00).
- April - May (09:00 to 18:00).
- June - August (09:00 to 19:00).
- September (09:00 to 18:00).
- October - December (10:00 to 17:00).
*Last admissions are 1 hour 45 minutes before each closing time.
Titanic Belfast Address:
- 1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP.
- Multi-Media Guides.
These can be picked up at the Visitor Services desk for £3. Languages include: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Polish. There's also guides for the visually impaired and deaf (BSL).
About Titanic Belfast:
This award-winning visitor attraction recounts the story of the history's most famous ship and the tragedy that befell it on April 14th 1912. While virtually everyone knows the story of the sinking there's a distinct lack of popular knowledge when it comes to the ship's conception, construction, and the people who played a role in each stage of her life.
Titanic Belfast is a state-of-the-art experience that aims to wipe away ambiguities, entertain visitors, and bring them as close to the White Star Liner as one can get on 21st century dry land.
The attraction is split into numerous sections spread out across 6-floors. The main galleries start you off on the bustling streets of 1900s Belfast, a time when heavy industry was booming and economic optimism seemed limitless. You'll walk through the Harland and Wolff shipyards, encountering projected displays, artefacts, posters and photographs as you go.
'Boomtown Belfast' sets the scene for what is to come by shedding light on a culture that devised what was naively considered an 'unsinkable' ship.
The journey through the dockyards includes a fun Shipyard Ride as well as a recreation of the two gigantic slipways and the colossal Arrol Gantry that was erected for the Titanic's construction. The experience incorporates special effects, animations and even some full-scale reconstructions to bring a by-gone world to life.
After disembarking from the ride you'll skip forward to 31st May 1911, when around 100,000 people gathered to watch the official launch. A special recreation of the scene allows visitors to immerse themselves in the exciting atmosphere of the breathtaking 62 second event. The launch is followed by an exploration of the ship's interior, from opulent 1st class to the rough and basic 3rd class cabins. You then set sail on the Maiden Voyage to New York City via England, France & Ireland. On this portion of the experience you'll get your first detailed look at the passengers and their varied backgrounds.
The next two galleries delve into the events of the sinking and its aftermath. There's plenty of tragedy on this section of the self-guided tour, but many tales of heroism as well. Not only will you uncover the technical details of how and why the Titanic sank, but individual acts of bravery as well. The 'Aftermath' centres around the investigation and recounts both the media frenzy and inquiries through actual recordings, re-enacted performances and physical displays.
The final two galleries present a reflection of sorts on the Titanic disaster. 'Myths & Reality' looks at the way it has been depicted through the subsequent decades in film, books, songs and more. The last gallery takes visitors 13,000 feet beneath the waves and, with the help of Dr. Robert Ballard's high-definition wreck footage, shows them the real Titanic up-close.
The Titanic Belfast Experience doesn't come to an end at the final gallery. The building is also home to the Ocean Exploration Centre, which gives visitors an incredible introduction into the world of modern day ocean exploration.
- Car, Coach & Bicycle Parking.
- Electric Car Charging Points.
- Full Wheelchair Access.
- On-site ATM.
- Locker Facilities (£1)
- Free Wi-Fi.
- 2 Restaurants.
- Souvenir Shop.