To mark the 100th anniversary of the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic, a shipping museum that sets new standards was opened in the docks of Belfast in 2012. The Titanic Belfast, as it is officially known, is an architectural masterpiece and has quickly become the landmark of Northern Ireland’s capital. Like a ship’s bow, the facade rises 38 meters in height on all four sides (the outer hull of the Titanic was just as high). A visit to the Titanic Quarter in the evening hours is particularly impressive when the façade is illuminated by a fascinating change of colour.
Visitors to the museum can expect an impressive presentation of the history of the most famous passenger ship in the world. From the planning to the sinking, every detail is illuminated and also many myths and legends around the Titanic can be explored.
Incidentally, the location of the Titanic Belfast was also chosen carefully. It is only a stone’s throw away from the dock of the Harland & Wolff shipyard from which the Titanic was once launched.