Titanic Introduction

Titanic’s keel was laid on 31 March 1909 at Slip No. 3 in Harland & Wolff shipyard.  This was the largest shipyard in the world at that time.  On 31 May 1911, Titanic was launched into Belfast Lough. 

She departed on her first trans-Atlantic crossing to New York on 10 April, 1912.  Then at 11.40pm on Sunday 14 April, 1912, tragedy struck.  The ship hit an iceberg and two hours and forty minutes later, she sank to the ocean floor, with the loss of almost 1500 lives.

In her brief life, Titanic was the largest, most luxurious vessel ever built and her story – from the city of her birth to her tragic loss – continues to fascinate and move today’s generation.



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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.