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Let’s go to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Where is it? How long does a visit take? And what can you find at the Titanic Museum Store? Continue reading and find out.
The Titanic Belfast
I had only one morning in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when our Carnival Pride cruise ship docked there for the day. So, I decided to go to Titanic Belfast, the Titanic Museum.
Titanic Belfast Location
The Titanic Belfast is located in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.
The museum tells the story of the Titanic, its crew and passengers, and the disaster itself, in a fascinating and very relatable way.
Titanic Belfast is not a museum solely dedicated to the Titanic, though, and it presents the broad historical context in which Titanic and other liners like her were built and operated. For example, some of the exhibitions tell you about the daily life of the people who worked at the Belfast shipyards, where the Titanic was built. Others tell you about the people who decided to take a cross-Atlantic voyage, looking for better life in America. You’ll get to hear about the life of the rich and the poor, see why and how they traveled and what happened to them.
How Long Does a Visit Take?
A whole morning was not enough, this museum worth a whole day visit. Highly recommended.
Titanic Museum Belfast: Video Tour
Here’s a short summary of my visit to the museum. Check out more videos from my Carnival cruise port excursions in this playlist.
Titanic Museum Store and Where to Find Good Titanic Books
In the Titanic Museum store you can find a variety of Titanic souvenirs: mugs, shirts, jewelry, candies, and more. I got a book. Not the most relaxing read for the rest of my North Atlantic voyage, but I just had to buy it.
Visit the Nomadic, it’s Nearby
If you visit the Titanic Museum Belfast, you should also visit the SS Nomadic, which is just across the road. This was Titanic’s tender ship, helping to get passengers from the Cherbourg harbour, since the Titanic was too large to dock there. Nomadic continued to operate in France and served some roles during the two world wars. Way later, in the 1980s, she was converted to a floating restaurant. Since 2009 the Nomadic is back to her birthplace of Belfast.
She is now restored and serving as a museum.