We're delighted to announce that Titanic Belfast will reopen on Saturday 4th March with four exciting new themed galleries!
The reimagined Titanic Experience introduces 'The Pursuit of Dreams' as a new theme and will use immersive technology combined with the authentic Titanic Story in our refreshed spaces which will be called Never Again; Ballard’s Quest; The Ship of Dreams and The Lasting Legacy.
Guests will delve deeper into a reflective journey of the hopes and dreams of those impacted by the iconic ship, giving them the chance to find out more about the lives and stories of the passengers who had dreams of starting a new life in America, as well as those who built the ship in Belfast and those who discovered her wreck.
As we prepare to reopen our world-leading attraction, we're excited to now reveal the details of one of the centrepieces of the new experience – an illuminated 7.6m long scale model of RMS Titanic!
The new model will be suspended from the ceiling and will fully rotate, taking approximately 90 seconds to complete, promising to provide a true wow-factor for visitors.
It is replicated on a 1:35 scale and boasts some of the main features of the iconic ship including the lifeboats, propellers, engine, cranes, bridge, main staircase and chimneys. Fitted with 300 metres of LED lights that are programmed to highlight different areas of the ship in line with the stories being told, the ship is a must-see for visitors.
Designed by OPERA Amsterdam, the replica ship is the largest model the company has ever created. It took six months to build and will take a further three weeks to install and programme here at Titanic Belfast.
Judith Owens MBE, Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to announce that Titanic Belfast is reopening its doors on Saturday 4th March with four exciting new themed spaces shedding new light on Titanic’s story.
She is known as The Ship of Dreams and bringing this fabulous replica Titanic model to life through light and giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the dreams and stories of the passengers will be very powerful.
Facts and details are fascinating but personal stories connect emotionally and by combining both, the reimagined Titanic Experience focusing on The Pursuit of Dreams will add a whole new dimension to the ship that has captivated people from around the world for 111 years.”
The £4.5m investment has been fully funded from the Titanic Belfast Gallery Refreshment Fund which was established when the building opened as part of the commercial operator agreement and held by the charity owner, Maritime Belfast Trust.
Here's a first sneak peak at the model in testing - see it in person from 4th March 2023!
The Titanic Experience is the world’s most authentic retelling of the iconic story.
The self-guided tour extends over nine interactive galleries where you discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the ship, as well as the people and city that made her.
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