SS Nomadic

sights / Historic

SS Nomadic information

Location
Belfast , Northern Ireland
Address
Queen's Rd
More information
www.nomadicbelfast.com
Prices
adult/child £8.50/5
Opening hours
10am-6pm daily Apr-Sep, to 5pm Tue-Sun Oct-Mar
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The SS Nomadic is the only surviving vessel of the White Star Line (the shipping company that owned the Titanic ). The little steamship once served as a tender to the giant Olympic Class ocean liners; now beautifully restored, it is home to an exhibition on the ship's history and its part in the Titanic story. After the one-hour guided tour that points out the original fittings, you are free to roam at will – don't miss the first class toilets!

Built in Belfast in 1911, the Nomadic ferried 1st- and 2nd-class passengers between Cherbourg Harbour and the ocean liners that were too big to dock at the French port. On 10 April 1912 it delivered 142 1st-class passengers to the ill-fated Titanic . Having been requisitioned in both world wars, the ship ended up as a floating restaurant in Paris in the 1980s and 90s. In 2006 it was rescued from the breaker's yard and brought to Belfast, where it has a berth in the Hamilton Graving Dock, just northeast of the Odyssey Complex.