Belfast: Heritage and Culture
Birthplace of the Titanic
Northern Ireland’s capital was a prominent shipbuilding hub in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was here that the Harland and Wolff Company partnered with the White Star Line to build all of White Star’s ships, including the sister ships Olympic, Britannic and Titanic. The Titanic Quarter is the largest regeneration scheme in Northern Ireland’s history and includes a museum and memorial along with a mile’s worth of restaurants, stores, hotels and businesses along the waterfront.
Titanic Belfast is one of Belfast's newest and best tourist attractions and a must-see while you're in the capital. The building itself is a work of art: its four wings each reproduce the exact proportions of Titanic’s 90-foot hull. The Museum looks at the ship’s lifespan, from how she was built to her untimely demise, and also focuses on Titanic’s legacy, myths and legends, including our favourite on-screen (fictional) duo, Jack and Rose, from the James Cameron film. By taking a walking tour of the Dock and Pump-House, visitors can see the room where the plans for Titanic were drawn up, as well as the dry dock where the ship was painted.
Want to have your very own ‘Jack and Rose’ moment on the Grand Staircase? The main banqueting hall at Titanic Belfast has a replica of the iconic staircase, which you can see for yourself if you are attending a conference, wedding reception, or Sunday afternoon tea.*
*We accept no responsibility for having ‘My Heart Will Go On’ stuck in your head for the rest of the day. That’s just something you’re going to have to deal with.