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“able to wrap head around the size of ship”

Titanic's Dock and Pump-House
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Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
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Owner description: Titanic's Dock and Pump-House is the world's only authentic Titanic landmark. It is the last place Titanic rested on dry ground, and is her physical footprint in history. Visitors can experience life in 1912 by descending 44 feet into the colossal dry dock and walk in the footsteps of the men who worked in the shipyard a century ago. Experience the engineering behind the legendary pump-house, which still houses the original pumping engines, situated deep in the pump-well. The Pump-House also includes a visitor center and cafe, where you can relax and enjoy hot and cold snacks, refreshments, free wi-fi, or even pick up a souvenir or two from our Titanic gift shop. An inspiring and thought-provoking experience awaits you!
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just visiting this does allow you actually get an idea of how big the ship was for its time. Very interesting to learn about the mechanism to which the pumphouse allowed for the dock to be pumped out/in water in 1.5 hrs using steam force. When you consider the time period we are talking about, this is certainly a bow to all those that worked so hard on this project. There is a small coffeeshop that sells cheap meals(crisps, sandwich, drink for less than 5 euro). Although there is not a whole lot to see here, it really is worth the extra less than 5 euro added on to the ticket cost of the Titanic museum to see it. I only wish there was a tram that went between the museum and the pumphouse. The HOHO bus does NOT stop at the pumphouse so u have to walk back.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I loved the Titanic exhibition. We had afternoon tea in the room with the replica of the staircase and clock - amazing, well worth the money. The exhibition itself took us about 3.5 hours and we absolutely loved it. Everybody was so helpful and friendly

Thank AshpoleNorthampton
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We included a visit to the Pump House and Thompson Dock as part of our time at the “Titanic Belfast” exhibition and I was disappointed in a number of ways. I think you’d need to be heavily into maritime history and engineering to get much from it.

It’s a sporadically signposted 10-15 minute walk from the main “Titanic” building along the Queen’s Road which even on bright, sunny day makes for a depressing start to the visit.
The Pump House building is well preserved and has a good café with some explanatory boards, but the important parts – the huge pumps that were used for emptying the Thompson Dock – are at the bottom of a deep pit. There’s a walkway around the top, but no access for visitors to the pumps and they aren’t labelled.

At the far end of the walkway from the cafe, there’s a small cinema area showing explanatory films, but I thought the acting was cheesy to say the least.

When you get outside, the Thompson Dock itself is certainly impressive, but there’s only so much you can gain from looking down into a large hole in the ground, even with the few explanatory boards sprinkled around. It is worth going down to the bottom of the dock itself: it’s a lot more impressive looking around when you’re down there but unfortunately, apart from a couple of cardboard cut-out shipyard mateys and not much else.

Worth seeing but not worth going to see? Afraid not.

A let down after the visit to the Titanic Belfast exhibition itself.

Thank Bill D
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was really good as it is where the Titanic last stood on dry ground & you can actually touch the wooden blocks that she was docked on.
The only bad part is there is no disabled access down into the dockitself.

Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited as part of a Titanic walk with Colin Cobb. Fantastic! Much more authentic that anything you will see in the Titanic Experience.

Thank Chocolateloverlondon
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