Belfast's Titanic Shipyard

The Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff.



– Belfast's Harland & Wolff Shipyard where Titanic was built.

Belfast’s shipbuilding industry expanded rapidly in the late 19th century.  As the size and numbers of new ships increased, Harland & Wolff continuously expanded and improved their Queen’s Island yard. 

In 1854, the Harland & Wollff shipyard covered an area of only 1.5 acres and employed 100 men.  By 1897, the growth of the company meant that its yards occupied 80 acres and employed 10,000 men.

This drawing illustrates the scale of the shipyard prior to its reorganisation in 1907/08 for the construction of Olympic & Titanic.  The commercial docks in the foreground clearly show how trade dominated the western side of the River Lagan, while shipbuilding was the major activity to the east.



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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.