Titanic photographs

Titanic photographs

The photographs shown here reveal a remarkably detailed picture of Titanic and her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic.  They vividly portray Edwardian Belfast, capturing the industrial might of the city in which they were built, and the optimism of the pre-First World War era.

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Olympic repairs and refitting

Launched in 1911, Olympic remained in operation until 1935. During that time she underwent periodic repairs and refitting, including work to mend damage to her hull inflicted by a collision with HMS Hawke.

Builder’s models

These beautifully rendered scale models reveal the elegant flowing lines of White Star Line’s Olympic-class vessels, Olympic, Titanic and Britannic.

Belleek Pottery

Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh, is Ireland’s oldest surviving pottery.

Clay pipe making

Clay pipes have been manufactured in Ireland for over four hundred years. A clay-pipe works is recorded as being in Belfast’s Winetavern Street (then called Pipe Lane), in 1812.

Linen manufacture

In the middle of the 19th century, linen was the staple industry in the north of Ireland. By 1873, Belfast was the largest linen producing centre in the world, a position it held until 1914.

Tramcar manufacture

For years, Belfast was served by a network of horse-drawn trams. This changed in 1905, when Belfast Corporation took over and electrified the city's tram network. The trams were replaced by buses in 1954.

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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.