This museum opened in early 2012 and is the world’s most comprehensive collection and galleries of everything relating to this once great ship. Galleries focus on pre Titanic industry in Belfast, designing the ship, building it, sailing, the great disaster upon hitting the iceberg, survivors and the aftermath. A short physical ride takes you through what the ship looked like during it’s construction with narration from “workers” on various parts of the ship.
A wonderful film showing closeup footage of the wreck plays in a larger theatre. Your visit culminates with a stop in a gallery that focuses on exploration of the deep oceans. Wifi is included throughout the museum.
The museum is not the only attraction in this part of Belfast; the Titanic Quarter contains a number of attractions relating to ship building and the Titanic in particular. The nearby (1-2 minute walk) SS Nomadic has been completely remodeled and is open to the public (small admission charged). This is the only remaining White Star Line steamship in existence – this ship was originally built to ferry passengers, mail and other supplies to the RMS Titanic and the RMS Olympic.
In addition the Titanic Quarter contains the offices where the engineering and drawing were done for the Titanic, the Slipways where this ship was built and launched and the Dock and Pump House (built specifically for the Titanic and ships of similar size).
It is very interesting to note that the builders of the RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff are still in business today. From nearby the museum you can see their massive yellow cranes towering overhead in the distance. They no longer focus on building giant ships but rather have branched of into building bridges and renewable energy projects.