Sinking of the Titanic

1912 illustration of the sinking of Titanic.

1912 illustration of the sinking of Titanic.

Titanic went down at 2.20am on 15 April.  The tragedy was not that the ship sank but that there were not enough lifeboats to save all on board.  What is more, of the 20 lifeboats available, not all were filled to capacity.  Almost 1500 people, passengers and crew, perished in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.  Only 711 survivors were brought to New York by the rescue ship Carpathia.




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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.