Titanic Exhibition

One Saturday in July I decided to visit Belfast. The main attraction was the Titanic exhibition. The exhibition starts with photographs and information about Belfast and the development of industry in the city at the beginning of the 20th century. Then visitors get to see a model of the dock where the ship was built and get some information about her designers and engineers. I really enjoyed the cable car ride through the shipyard. Then people learn what the interior of the Titanic looked like and are shown the cabins of the different classes. The last part of the exhibition is about the disaster on the 15th of April 2012 when the ship sank after colliding with an iceberg. I think that one of the most interesting details were the messages sent between the sinking Titanic and the closest ships.

It is mostly an audiovisual exhibition. Although it is really good and informative, none of the items shown are authentic. I missed the museum part a little bit.

http://www.titanicbelfast.com/Home.aspx

(C) Marta Stoklosa
(C) Marta Stoklosa
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  1. There’s also a smaller museum down in Cobh if anyone is interested. They give you a ticket at the start with the name of a real passenger on the Titanic. You become that person for the duration of the visit. I was a 27 year old male Irish emigrant so I thought I had no chance of survival. I learned at the end that my person was actually picked up out of the sea by one of the lifeboats! Unfortunately he died soon after in the first world war. Not so lucky after all!

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