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Titanic Belfast Entrance Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic
Ranked #11 of 225 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The SS Nomadic is known as Titanic's little sister. Built at the same time, by the same people, in the same Harland and Wolff shipyard as Titanic, Nomadic brought those boarding the great liner at Cherbourg to the ship. That was the start of an adventurous life, as she played a part in WW One and Two, carried many famous people to the great trans-Atlantic liners, became a floating restaurant in Paris and was saved from being scrapped by the people of Belfast.Now completely refurbished as a visitor attraction, you can walk in the footsteps of history, learn her story, and become part of the new chapter of her dramatic existence.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

While small, being on the SS Nomadic takes you back in time. You have a really good insight as to what it would have been like to be tendered to your journey on the Titanic. If you go to the Titanic Experience, you must go on the Nomadic.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Wonderful - A Must See”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nomadic was the tender ship for Titanic - the location is great, in dry docks with the Titanic exhibition building right in front of it. Ticket prices are very cheap and you could easily spend 3-4 hours on board. The first level is as it would have been for the first and second class passengers. They have done an amazing restoration job - the quirky barman is a great touch. Every member of staff, without exception is outstanding - very welcoming, friendly and extremely well informed. The information about the ship is laid out and presented very creatively and children love it too. Our 9 year old had a ball in the dressing up areas (so did we!!).
The area about the ship's history in the wars is also excellent.
Don't miss the displays on the quayside, they are fascinating too and the little souvenir shop has some great mementoes - original and different.
We loved our visit, almost preferred it to the Titanic exhibition (even though that was superb also), were so impressed with how they have presented Nomadic and her history and think this is an absolute must see.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Joy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous visit for all the family!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a really good place to visit. Our 6 year old really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and especially the dressing up costumes. The restoration is meticulous and the "crew" really helpful and attentive. There is a wealth of facts and information to absorb so you could spend several hours here. We managed about 2 before heading off. Compared with the neighbouring Titanic exhibition this was excellent value. Well done to all involved!

Visited July 2013
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“Nomadic is a must see.”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is perhaps the most beautifully and sensitively restored attractions I have seen in a long time.

The displays are thoughtfully presented and well designed, and the vessel itself places the visitor in the perspective of a bygone age.

If you are in Belfast, you should go. It is the best eight quid I've spent this trip.

Visited July 2013
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Ardnamurchan, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth the price”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I took my 5 year old son aboard after visiting Titanic Belfast. He had been a little underwhelmed by the latter but was in raptures over Nomadic. He has been titanic crazy for the past couple of years, hence our visit, and though he knew most of what he saw in the Titanic centre he knew very little about Nomadic. The staff on board were very friendly and keen that you didn't miss anything. The exhibits and interactive experiences were child friendly, they even had dressing up clothes allowing him to be the captain, which he loved. It was good for him to have something tangible to be able to associate with the time and the people who boarded Titanic as well as the photos which we have all seen before. Since we have returned home and friends have asked after his trip he has told them all about Nomadic. Well Done.

Visited July 2013
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