Titanic Belfast Reviews
Not Just Another Museum Apr 22, 2016
The Titanic Belfast is not a museum that has artifacts from the sunken ship. It's more about ship building that was a big industry for Belfast at the time of the Titanic being built.
The tour starts on level 1 and explores Belfast's booming industries and see why the Titanic was built in this thriving city. You can try your hand at communicating with the Marconi device, like the one used on the Titanic and you can witness the conversations between James the butler and his colleague.
Next, you can explore the blueprints of the Titanic and test your skills on the interactive floor. Take a look down from the top of the Arrol Gantry and imagine working that high up in the air. You can also feel the heat of the steel and hear the riveters at work.
Then, transport yourself to 12:13pm on May 31, 1911, to the site where Titanic was built. Hear the intake of breath as Titanic launches into the water for the first time and imaging the historic slipway and dock with the 3D model and floor map.
You can explore the ships boiler room to the staircase and up to the bridge on a 3D tour. You can see what the rooms looked like and listen to music of the band as the passengers would have enjoyed it.
You follow Titanic's route and meet some of the ship's characters. Walk the deck and hold on to the rail and feel the ship's vibrations.
Bring yourself to 11:40pm on April 14, 1912 when Titanic hits the iceberg, feeling the atmosphere change as the darkness and temperature falls. You can listen to survivor's stories and read news media.
Finally, explore the wreck of the Titanic by looking through a glass floor to see how it would appear beneath you today.
This tour is recommended for anyone who has an interest in the Titanic and ship building.
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