Titanic's hull afloat

Titanic launched and afloat in Belfast Lough for the first time , 31 May 1911.

There was great relief in the shipyard when the launch was successfully completed.  Within 62 seconds, Titanic changed from a land-bound structure of steel, to a vessel floating in her natural environment. 

Without her engines, boilers, machinery, funnels, furnishings and fittings, Titanic is riding high in the water.  Within an hour she was towed to the deepwater fitting–out wharf for completion as an ocean liner.



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Titanic fitting-out at the deepwater wharf in late January 1912.By late January, 1912 the date of...

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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.