This large, interactive museum takes families through the journey of building the RMS Titanic, which took place in Belfast from 1909 to 1911. The Titanic was the largest ever constructed ship at the time and building it was dangerous and difficult work. More than 15,000 men worked on the ship and there were many injuries and a few deaths during the construction.
The museum, which happens to be the world’s largest Titanic experience, walks visitors through the entire building process, from blue prints to launch to sinking and discovery of the wreckage. Numerous digital exhibits, an electric ride through the virtual shipyard, actual artifacts, first-hand audio accounts of the sinking from survivors, short films of the wreckage on the ocean floor and more will have families in complete awe of the Titanic.
We highly recommend taking the self-guided, multimedia audio tour, which walks visitors through the museum and enhances the experience even more. After touring the museum (where families can easily spend two to three hours seeing everything), head outside to the SS Nomadic. This restored ship is the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world and families can go onboard and experience the ship’s authenticity firsthand.
Open daily, year-round; hours vary by season.
Things to Know/Bring
The museum features free Wi-Fi and locker facilities if you don’t want to carry your bags through the museum.
A full-service restaurant and a cafe are found on the first floor of the museum.
Underground parking is available at the museum for an additional fee.