The 1997 film, Titanic, was hugely successful and incorporated impressive sets and special effects.  Directed by James Cameron, the film is a fictionalised account of the loss of the ship. 

The central focus is on a love story between two fictional characters from different social classes: Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet).  Cameron saw the love story as a way to help modern audiences relate to the actual events surrounding the loss of Titanic. 

The film also included characters based on genuine historical figures including Thomas Andrews, Captain Smith, Bruce Ismay and wealthy passenger Colonel J.J. Astor.




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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.