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The head of the slipway where the Titanic was built is now occupied by the gleaming, angular edifice of Titanic Belfast, an unmissable multimedia extravaganza that charts the history of Belfast and the creation of the world’s most famous ocean liner. Cleverly designed exhibits enlivened by historical images, animated projections and soundtracks chart Belfast’s rise to turn-of-the-20th-century industrial superpower, followed by a high-tech ride through a noisy, smells-and-all recreation of the city’s shipyards. Tickets also include entry to the SS Nomadic.
You can explore every detail of the Titanic’s construction, from a computer ‘fly-through’ from keel to bridge, to replicas of the passenger accommodation. Perhaps most poignant are the few flickering images that constitute the only film footage of the ship in existence.
Saver tickets (adult/child £10/8) are available for speedy visits without the shipyard ride one hour before the museum closes.
Behind the building you can see the massive slipways where the Titanic and her sister ship Olympic were built and launched.