Titanic's bow

Preparations are almost complete for the launch of Titanic on 31 May 1911.

As this photograph shows, a grandstand for spectators was erected beneath Titanic's towering bow, in preparation for the launch.    Horses can be seen standing patiently in the shafts of their carts. 

High on the deck a few shipyard workers look down from the great ship they have helped to build. 

The name ‘Titanic’ has been enhanced by the photographer on his glass plate negative.



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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.