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Titanic leaving Southampton, April 1912.

Titanic leaving Southampton, April 1912.

Titanic steams away from Southampton, 10 April 1912.  Her first port of call was Cherbourg in France, where a further 274 passengers went on board.   As Titanic was too large to enter the tiny port of Cherbourg, the passengers were ferried to the liner on the White Star tenders Nomadic and Traffic, both of which had been specially built in Belfast for this purpose.

Her next, and final, port of call was Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland.

"A large concourse of people had gathered to speed the vessel on her maiden voyage, and she made an impressive spectacle as she quietly glided in brilliant sunshine down Southampton Water, quite dwarfing all the adjacent shipping."

Belfast News-Letter,11 April 1912



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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.