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“It was all right when it left here”
Review of Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast
Ranked #1 of 190 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Titanic Belfast visitor attraction extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition. Drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features you will explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day in the Ocean Exploration Centre.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I fully expected to see the supposed sign at the entrance, "it was all right when it left here" but no, urban myth. The exhibition is housed in a building of striking and very interesting design. Underground parking made the visit very easy. The displays are exceptionally well presented and often interactive. The room where you are surrounded by three walls and ceiling of visualisation of each level of the ship is particularly effective. The ride taking you through a reconstruction of how the ship was built is informative and unusual. It is a positive that the designers of the exhibition placed the Titanic in the Belfast and Ireland of the time, some political placards are surprising to see and well done that they are there. There is almost nothing original of the Titanic on display, can't imagine why, but the display is most informative and brings home the horror of what must have been. Many people visited the day we went but this didn't hinder our progress or enjoyment. The staff were helpful and stationed around the building assisting. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Thank Ciaran-O
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you have at least basic knowledge of Titanic,you wont learn anything new at all.Only interesting is virtual tour,but thats it.You see no artefact from wreck, no examples of tools or parts of boat.Even bistro is just ripping off as they charge 2£ for small bottle of Sprite. :(

1  Thank Klokonmr
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

What can I say about Titanic Belfast? Well designed, well fun, well done all round. We "did" Titanic Belfast as part of a tour and I can say without hesitation I was in awe of all that I saw from start to finish. From the men/boys who inserted thousand of rivets to the luxury and fine furnishings this ship was magnificent , as is this attraction! I had a somewhat personal interest in the carpets laid onboard, and I was impressed that this detail was on display for all to see. When filming of James Camerons epic was being done, the patterned carpets were made to the exact design as the ones on the ship herself, and I am pleased to have been there to see them being woven and dispatched.
If ever you are in Belfast, do not miss this!

Thank AnnieMo786
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Christina C, Visitor Experience Team Leader at Titanic Belfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Hello. Thank you for your review of Titanic Belfast. It is great to hear that you were so impressed by the Titanic exhibition. It is great to see that the little details of the exhibition, particularly information about the carpets onboard and the samples which we have on display appealed to your personal interest! Thank you very much for your inspiring review and I hope you will come back and visit us again in the future!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We recently visited the Titanic Belfast Exhibition, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit, it was very interesting and the whole experience was memorable. We found it quite upsetting in various parts as it showed everything about the tragedy from a personal point of view. The cafe also was very good, food looked very nice. Definitely worth a visit when in Belfast.

Thank chesterholm
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Christina C, Visitor Experience Team Leader at Titanic Belfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you for your recent review of Titanic Belfast. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition. Moreover, thank you for your recommendations of our café; it is great that you enjoyed it as well. I am sorry that you did find it quite upsetting. It is important for us to celebrate and commemorate the passengers who were on board Titanic and lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the ship. Once again, Thank you for your recommendation!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

main based on belfast pre-titanic. It is main reading - not a places to bring the kids. The famous titanic staircase is not for the public. Very expensive. Luckily we book ahead, but for those who do not the ques are HUGE

5  Thank k98davies
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Christina C, Visitor Experience Team Leader at Titanic Belfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Hi. Thank you for your review of Titanic Belfast. We love to get feedback from visitors and always take their views on-board when we review our operations. I am disappointed that your recent visit did not live up to your expectations. Titanic Belfast is a celebration of the people who built Titanic as well as a commemoration of those who lost their lives during the tragic sinking so the exhibition begins with an exploration of the history of Belfast, the Harland and Wolf shipyard and the men who built Titanic. There are another five galleries which explore the story of Titanic after her departure from Belfast.
Furthermore, I am disappointed that you were not engaged by the content of our exhibition. The Titanic exhibition is designed to be totally interactive and accessible. Our textual displays are just one of the many ways the story of Titanic can be experienced. We have over 40 individual exhibits throughout nine galleries, many of which immerse visitors in the sights, sounds and smells of life at the time and allow you to explore the story of Titanic on a personal level. The Shipyard Ride, 3D Virtual Tour and the Discovery Theatre are the most popular features within our exhibit. To complement our textual displays we also offer an audio-guide to provide a narrative which many visitors prefer. We also have staff on every level throughout the exhibition that interact with you and tell stories and anecdotes about ship and its passengers and crew. If you have any specific comments about what you would have preferred to find within the exhibition please do not hesitate to share them with us.
Moreover, I appreciate and understand your comments regarding access to the near replica grand staircase. The staircase itself was never part of the Titanic visitor experience and any advertising that included images or details of the staircase related to the separate conference and banqueting facilities provided within Titanic Belfast. This information is included in the visitor information section of our website. Since opening, it has become apparent that there is a huge demand within the public domain to view the staircase and we now offer Afternoon Tea in the opulent Titanic Suite every Sunday for visitors celebrating a special occasion or as a special treat.
It is great to hear that you booked ahead and availed of our easy to use online booking system. As a quite popular attraction at the moment, there are occasional queues. Please be assured that we take great care to ensure that important matters such as visitor flow and queue times are properly managed throughout the visitor experience. Thank you for your review, and please know that you feedback will be taken on-board.

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