|The Titanic Quarter|
|The external detail on the building|
|The famous Harland and Wolff crane in the shipyard.|
|The fascinating political history of Ireland|
Even now the ship creates a morbid fascination for people from all over the world but in Belfast it's so much more than that - the ship was the pride and joy of the city and it's fate must have been felt by everyone who worked on it, who waved it off on its launch and who knew someone with even the smallest connection to it. Titanic Belfast is a respectful tribute to those who built and perished on the ship and even though today's disasters happen on much bigger scales the personal objects and testimonies mean that over 100 years on the loss of life is still felt. The details of first class dining menus, mock-ups of the ships cabins for each class and a 3D digital tour of the ship remind us how much travel has changed and how lucky we now are to be able to hop across to New York in less than a day. The museum even features a ride through the H&W docklands and makes you feel like one of the thousands of workers who helped build Titanic without most of the technology that we are so reliant on today.
|...send these, the homeless, the tempest-tossed to me...|
|First class dining, 1912 style seems like rather simple fare these days|