We're delighted to announce that Titanic Belfast has joined leading historic houses, museums, galleries, such as Hampton Court Palace, Brunel’s SS Great Britain and Edinburgh Castle, in being awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2015!
The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.
We at Titanic Belfast now join a select group of approximately 350 heritage education providers, who recognize the importance of developing and maintaining the standard of excellence for learning outside the classroom.
The award recognizes our education offering, which now offers a total of eight workshops
and two guided tours
covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from maritime communication, marine science and exploration to 5-Star customer service.
The judges described Titanic Belfast as “an assault on the senses and emotions that leaves pupils with a rewarding appreciation and respect for our oceans and an excitement for future exploration and research, borne out of the interactive displays. The highlighting of the domestic and industrial life of Belfast with the emphasis on the engineering skills of the early 20th century in the City, makes a telling contrast to the sad story of The Titanic, poignantly, in the place she was conceived and created.”
Siobhán McCartney, our Learning and Outreach Manger here at Titnaic Belfatst, commented, “At Titanic Belfast we are passionate about sharing our enthusiasm for RMS Titanic, Belfast and its maritime, industrial and social history and are delighted to be recognized for continuing to develop the standard of excellence of learning outside the classroom.”
Having recently taken over operations of the SS Nomadic
, we now have a growing menu of education workshops, with our Learning Team developing a New Beginnings
workshop for Key Stage 2 pupils on board the ship which focuses on European emigration in the early 20th
century. This workshop compliments our new Brave New World
guided experience for schools.
Titanic Belfast's Learning Programme is supported by the Survitec Group, a leading manufacturer of marine, defense and aerospace survival technology. Survitec have been working with Titanic Belfast as its education partner since 2014. For more information take a look at our Learning section