Titanic prior to launch

Titanic being prepared for her launch, scheduled to take place on 31 May 1911.

This wonderful photograph shows the enormous scale of Titanic's steel hull as it sits on Slipway No. 3, within the enfolding structure of the great Arrol Gantry. 

The image also captures a poignant moment, as the old maritime technology of the traditional wooden schooner in the foreground, gradually gave way to the machine-age modernity of Titanic.



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.