Titanic Belfast have announced that work will begin on a multi-million pound refreshment programme in January which will see the iconic Titanic Experience being reimagined.
This comes after a busy high season for the world-leading visitor attraction which has just welcomed its seven millionth visitor.
The investment is coming from the Titanic Belfast Gallery Refreshment Fund, established when the building opened as part of the commercial operator agreement and held by the charity owner, Maritime Belfast Trust.
During the refreshment period, Titanic Belfast will be closed from Monday 2nd January until Friday 3rd March 2023. Visitors will still be able to enjoy the Titanic story during this time with two daily outdoor Discovery Tours to showcase the iconic building and historic slipways. A new standalone ticket for SS Nomadic has also been launched to give people the chance to visit the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world which will be animated by the attraction’s passionate and knowledgeable crew.
Throughout this period of closure, staff will also undertake intensive training in preparation for the re-launch of the Titanic Experience, operate a retail and hospitality offering at SS Nomadic and continue to deliver a number of events in the Titanic Suites.
Denise Kennedy, Titanic Belfast’s Head of Operations said: “We are delighted to have welcomed the seven millionth visitor to Titanic Belfast and are now looking forward to embarking on our most ambitious project and single largest investment to date, in a multi-million-pound refreshment which will see the Titanic Experience transformed.
Dreaming big is in our DNA and just like the designers who created Titanic, we continually innovate how we tell her story and find new ways to capture the imagination. We will continue to push boundaries with immersive technology, original maritime heritage and the authentic Titanic story, to deliver an enriched, emotive visitor experience.”
“We are confident that the reimagined experience will amaze visitors and sustain Titanic Belfast as a world-class, ‘must-see’ global visitor attraction for years to come. Whilst closed, we will continue to provide a captivating Titanic experience with two outdoor Discovery Tours every day and a new standalone ticket for SS Nomadic where our crew are looking forward to bringing the story of RMS Titanic’s tender ship to life,” Denise added.
Here's a first sneak peak at what's coming Spring 2023!
On our Discovery Tour you’ll hear why and how the ship was built and what happened in its final hours. You’ll find out fact and fable as you walk in the footsteps of the designers and shipbuilders who brought the dream to life, right here, back then.
You might think you’ve heard it all but until you’ve been on The Discovery Tour, you don’t know the half of it.
RMS Titanic's tender ship and the last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world.
Walk the decks, explore the ship, and take a journey through over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Titanic Belfast soon! Here's how your itinerary currently looks.
Based on your chosen activities, we estimate your visit may take approximately: 0