"We have arrived at a new time. Let us realise it.
And with that new time strange methods, huge forces, large combinations - a Titanic world - have sprung up around us."
Winston Churchill, May 23rd, 1909
In the early 20th Century, Belfast was enjoying the greatest boom in its history. The city was a global leader in engineering, ship-building and linen manufacturing, and Belfast’s Harland and Wolff had become the largest shipyard in the world.
On entering the exhibition, visitors will learn about the thriving industries and exciting design innovations that led to the creation of RMS Titanic - the largest and most luxurious ship in the world.
The questions: Why Titanic? Why Belfast? and Why at that time? are answered.
At the end of this gallery, visitors pass through the original Harland & Wolff shipyard gates and continue their journey to the Arrol Gantry and Shipyard Ride.
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Gallery 1: Boomtown Belfast
Gallery 1: Interactive Floor