Thanks to Visit Belfast and Remus Uomo, I was given the opportunity to experience The Titanic and the City of Belfast. This sightseeing tour is on an open top bus, which allowed me to visit all the landmark locations. Included on the tour is a detailed journey to the home of Titanic, Thompson Dry Dock, Drawing office, Giant Cranes and the new Titanic Signature Building.
Did you know that the Titanic Belfast, is the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction. It was great to experience it both day and night and I assure you the mood is very different. This exhibition is a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard. The Titanic Quarter is where the most famous ship, RMS Titanic was built.
The Titanic Experience
I can clearly see why Titanic was built in this thriving city many years ago. I was amazed to see how rich Belfast was regarding the textile and Maritime industry. So it made perfect sense for the city of Belfast to recreate nine interactive galleries telling the story of the world most famous ship, RMA Titanic. This state of the art visitor experiences features nine interpretive and interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people which made her.
The galleries were amazing, because it really impacted on me. The hard labour and danger the Irish people, endured to create one of the most heartbreaking voyages. The tour is very interactive and I certainly was challenged when it came to experiencing the interactive floor. Which included looking down from the top of the Arrol Gantry, which the workers endured at an unbelievable heights. Keeping in mind health and safety technology was not like it is now. For me this was dangerous and resulting in deaths, just like hitting that iceberg.
I also loved feeling the heat of the steel and hearing the riveters at work on the shipyard ride. The shipyard ride is very informative indeed and throughout the tour I could not help ponder. How those that created the RMS Titanic felt when they heard she had sunk in less than four hours.
You need minimum of two hours her,e in fact take the whole afternoon to explore this museum. Brace yourself because your emotions will run high at such a disaster that one still debates could have been avoided.
The video below is an example of the 3D Tour which allows visitors to explore the ship from the boiler room, to the staircase and up to the bridge. This was amazing to experience and very well done.
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The SS Nomadic is the world’s last remaining white star vessel. Get a unique insight into the fascinating life of RMS Titanic’s original tender ship. To think this ship’s journey lasted over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history. That included her days in service in two world wars and her later life as an entertainment venue in Paris. Great to see her back right where she can now lay to rest and be appreciated right here in Belfast.
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Belfast’s Original City Sightseeing Tour
When doing this tour, it is a harsh reminder of over 40 years it took to finally create a city of peace. Here are some of my shots through the tour, reminding visitors clearly of what it was like to live in Belfast during those tragic years.