Belfast is a city brimming with history and culture and with so much to see and do it's hard to know where to begin. Whether travelling solo or with family and friends, we have you covered with this list of ten of the BEST things to do this autumn... and you can do them all before 10am!
There is nothing more beautiful than an autumn sunrise, especially over Titanic Quarter. The benches around our building are the perfect location to watch the sunrise over the famous Harland & Wolff cranes (known locally as Samson and Goliath). It will be an early one, but totally worth it!
Did you know Titanic Belfast is located in the very spot RMS Titanic was constructed and launched? You can visit the Slipways, located at the back of the building, at any time. There you will discover a life-sized plan of Titanic’s Promenade Deck, inlaid in white stone to outline where the liner’s lifeboats, funnels and benches would have been.
What better way to get around and discover the sights and sounds of Belfast than on a Belfast Bike? There are 47 docking stations located across Belfast, including one right next to SS Nomadic, so you can hop off there and explore. What a fun and convenient way to see the sights.
A good breakfast is an absolute must to set you up for the day. You can visit the Galley Café, or any of our outlets, even if you don’t have a Titanic Experience ticket. Treat yourself to a delicious steaming hot cup of coffee with a sweet pastry in the Galley Café. Or why not try one of our autumn specials, Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Millionaire's Hot Chocolate, available for a limited time only. It’s delicious, even if we do say so!
Did you know we currently have a free photography exhibition open to the public? The People Who Built Titanic Belfast includes 123 photos and illustrations which tell the story of where the inspiration for Titanic Belfast came from and how the signature project came together. The exhibition highlights iconic moments from the last decade and celebrates its lasting impact. You can even see one of the shards from the building up close!
Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic made Cool FM’s list of Northern Ireland’s ‘most instagrammed’ tourist attractions, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Titanic sign has become an iconic must-have photo for tourists from all over the world.
Did you know the 15-tonne sign is the same weight as Titanic’s main anchor and is made of one giant plate of steel - the same size as the plates used to build RMS Titanic!
Who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? Spend the morning browsing through the collection of books, exclusive ranges of clothing, memorabilia, vintage posters and jewellery in the Titanic Store. If you are looking for something unique, check out the replica White Star Line crockery. It is sure to make for a real conversation starter at your next dinner party!
The Titanic Store is located on the ground floor in the Grand Atrium and is open daily.
The Maritime Mile is a 10-kilometre path along Belfast’s iconic waterfront. Download your free interactive map and discover the locations of all the unmissable heritage spots and things to see and do.
Make sure to stop by SoundYard. The interactive art installation contains giant metal rods which, when activated by motion sensors, produces a sound with a striking resemblance to the sounds of metal once heard from the shipyards. Children and adults alike can enjoy moving within the structure, filling the air with nostalgic sounds from over a century ago. What an innovative way to bring the industrial past to life!
Located just five minutes walk from Titanic Belfast, a visit to Belfast Harbour Marina is not to be missed. The marina was established in 1876 and is still very much in use today. The picturesque marina boasts 775m of pontoons consisting of 85 berths.
Great news for you early birds - we have a special Early Riser offer available when visiting the Titanic Experience and SS Nomadic! An adult ticket is just £16.50 (saving £5) and children’s ticket is £8.50 (saving £1.50) when booking a timeslot from 9am – 9.50am for the month of September.
So, why not make the most of those bright early mornings and head to Titanic Belfast this autumn!
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