TITANIC TOGETHER April 2019

12 April 2019

TITANIC TOGETHER


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Friday 12th - Monday 15th April 2019 HERE




1)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘Heritage walking tour of Titanic Quarter’

Event                          A unique opportunity to travel in history through the old H&W slipways and across to the 'Titanic' Dock together with the Belfast Titanic Society.  We have a passion for telling the Belfast Titanic story.

Sponsor                               Belfast Titanic Society

Location                              Titanic Quarter, Queen’s Road – meet in front of Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

Time                      Tour  midday                                                                       Cost       FREE TICKET ONLY

Website                                www.belfast-titanic.com for more information

                                Eventbrite.com to book a ticket

Notes                    Search for Titanic on Eventbrite


2)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘Behind the scenes tours of PRONI’

Event                          This afternoon will provide visitors with a tailored tour of the public areas. They will have the opportunity to see Harland & Wolff related material in the Reading Room. There will be the opportunity to see the Reprographics and Conservation areas, followed by a visit to the stores. Depending on the number of visitors, this may be broken into smaller groups

Sponsor                               Public Records Office for Northern Ireland

Location                              Titanic Boulevard

Time                      2pm – 4pm                                                                            Cost       FREE TICKET ONLY

Website                                www.nidirect.go.uk/proni

Notes                    Ticket only event - see PRONI and event brite websites for booking


3)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘Gala Dinner at The City Hall, Belfast’

Event                          Come and join members of Belfast Titanic Society and their guests at their annual Gala Dinner back in Belfast’s City Hall for the first time since 2011.

Sponsor                               Belfast Titanic Society

Location                              Belfast City Hall – Donegall Square, Belfast

Time                      7pm - midnight                                                                     Cost       £45 PER PERSON

Website                                For more information on how to book a ticket visit www.belfast-titanic.com

Notes                    Ticket only event - see Society website for booking

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL


4)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘Heritage walking tour of Titanic Quarter’

Event                          A unique opportunity to travel in history through the old H&W slipways and across to the 'Titanic' Dock together with Susie Millar, great granddaughter of Thomas Millar, one of the assistant deck engineers lost on Titanic. Susie has vast experience guiding tours in the Titanic Quarter. She is a full time guide with Rick Steves, the leading US authority on European tours, and she is one of a number of highly experienced tour guides delivering their Ireland product. She is also author of ‘Two Pennies’ and is currently the President of Belfast Titanic Society.

Sponsor                               Belfast Titanic Society

Location                              Titanic Quarter, Queen’s Road – meet in front of Titanic Hotel, Belfast.

Time                      Tour 9.30am – 10.30am

Tour 2 10.45am -11.45pm                                           Cost                       FREE – TICKET ONLY

Website                                www.belfast-titanic.com and to book a ticket visit www.eventbrite.com

Notes                    Search for Titanic on Eventbrite


5)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ILLUSTRATED TALKS / GUEST SPEAKERS

Event                          ‘Exploring the Britannic’ Simon Mills

‘Titanic Today: A Modern Voyage Through Titanic’s Port Cities’  Sheryl Rinkol

Sponsor                               Belfast Titanic Society /Titanic Foundation

Location                              SS Nomadic, Hamilton Dock, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter.

Time                      Simon Mills 12.30pm – 1.30pm    

                                Refreshments

                                Sheryl Rinkol 2.00pm – 3.00pm                                    Cost       FREE Ticket only event

Website                                www.belfast-titanic.com

Notes                    Ticket only event - search for Titanic on Eventbrite (this is a single ticket entry for the 3 talks)

 

Books for talks will be available from the speakers to buy and get signed

 


SUNDAY 15TH APRIL

6)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘The Hotel that History Built’

Event                                    Titanic Foundation will take you on a tour of the newly restored former Harland & Wolff Headquarters Building and Drawing Offices. This guided tour will share the history of the building that was once the control centre for the biggest shipyard in the world and show you how the heritage spaces have been transformed with the help of Heritage Lottery funding.

Sponsor                               Titanic Foundation

Location                              Titanic Hotel, Belfast (Drawing Offices heritage rooms), Queen’s Road.

Time                      11.30am The tour will last one hour.

Cost                       FREE – must be booked by emailing info@titanic-foundation.org or calling 02890730490.

Notes                    Attendees should be in Drawing Office No 1 15 minutes before the start of the tour

Website                      For more information on the transformation of this building at risk visit https://titanic-foundation.org/our-heritage/drawing-offices-hq-building-hotel-project/

 

7)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ILLUSTRATED TALKS / GUEST SPEAKERS

 

Event                     ‘The Aristocrat, the Able Seaman and the Tragic sinking of RMS Titanic’ Angela Young

                                      ‘The Assistant Surgeon: A Titanic Story’  Dr John Martin

'Digging up Titanic's Past at Local Cemeteries'  Peter McCabe

Sponsor                               Belfast Titanic Society /Titanic Foundation

Location                              Board Room of Old Drawing Offices in Titanic Hotel, Belfast, Queen’s Road

Time                      Angela Young 1.30pm – 2.30pm

                                Refreshments

Dr John Martin 3.00pm – 3.45pm

Peter McCabe 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Cost                       FREE - Ticket only event

Website                                www.belfast-titanic.com

Notes                    Ticket only event - search for Titanic on Eventbrite (this is a single ticket entry for the 2 talks)

  Books for all the talks will be available from the Speakers to buy and get signed

 

8)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘A Night to Remember’ Sunday 14th April 

Event                          An annual emotional journey tracking the history of Titanic from her design right through to her subsequent place in history.

April 14th is the anniversary of the sinking of one of history’s most famous ships. The legend of Titanic will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those born in Belfast. At the time of her construction the small city of Belfast and her workers had placed themselves at a level where the whole of the world was watching them. Not only were they building the largest man-made vessel in the world, they were also producing the most luxurious and opulent ship to take to the sea.  The tragedy that befell the majestic Titanic on her maiden voyage was something that can only truly and wholly be described by those who experienced it.

Join us on this commemorative evening as we take you on a journey of reflection and relive the story of Titanic through the eyes of those whose lives were shaped by her journey. During this 90 minute experience, guests will be escorted by guides to key points throughout Titanic Belfast, Titanic Hotel Belfast and SS Nomadic where a heart-felt story will be told. Stop a while and listen to the first-hand accounts of those who bore witness to events of April 14th. Listen as they describe to you their personal accounts of what really happened as the great liner met her fate. 

Sponsor                               Titanic Belfast

Location                              Titanic Belfast and the Titanic slipways

Time                      From 8pm onwards - tours leaving every 10 minutes from 20:30pm until 21:40pm

Cost                       £10

Website                                http://titanicbelfast.com/Explore/whatson/A-Night-to-Remember.aspx

Notes                          Ticket only event - guests are welcome to stay for the duration of the event and join a candle lighting ceremony at 11:40pm on the slipways, marking the exact time that Titanic struck the iceberg thus sealing its fate.

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MONDAY 16TH APRIL


9)       TITANIC TOGETHER – ‘Annual Commemoration at City Hall’

Event                          Titanic was one of the world's greatest maritime achievements and one which the people of Belfast are very proud of. Belfast City Council will be co-hosting a small service of remembrance, along with the Belfast Titanic Society, at the Memorial Garden in City Hall to reflect on the lives that were lost 107 years ago today on the morning of 15th April 1912 . Join the Society along with the Lord Mayor in the official civic wreath laying ceremony - we hope to see you there!

Sponsor                    Belfast Titanic Society and Belfast City Council 

Location                              Titanic Memorial Gardens at Belfast Coty Hall

Time                      11.30am onwards – ceremony begins at midday                         All welcome – there is no cost

Website                                http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-87963.aspx

Notes                          For more information on the Titanic commemoration service please contact a member of the City Events Unit by emailing events@belfastcity.gov.uk

 

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TITANIC TOGETHER 2019

-      other events and things to see in the Titanic Quarter and further afield

 

The Maritime Mile, Belfast

 

Location : Donegal Quay starting point to the Pump House at the end of Queens Road, Titanic Quarter.

 

WALKING AND CYCLE FRIENDLY

 

Walk the maritime mile to discover many wonderful attractions from the Big Fish to Titanic Belfast and the vast Thompson Dry Dock, and explore Belfast's Titanic heritage. Maritime Mile walk passes Belfast’s Big Fish (Salmon of Knowledge), the Lagan Weir Foot Bridge and Lagan Look Out, as well as SS Nomadic, Titanic Belfast, The Great Light, HMS Caroline and the Titanic Dock & Pump House.  The route follows the quays of the River Lagan and Belfast Lough and also takes in the Titanic slipways.

 

Cost FREE – entering attractions may cost, see websites for details

 

 

For more detailed information visit:

https://visitbelfast.com/ideas/pages/blog/articles/belfasts-maritime-mile


 

Titanic Belfast

 

Location : Titanic Quarter

 

Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

 

Titanic Belfast, named the World's Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2016, is located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock, the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched in 1912.

Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to its maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.

The self-guided Titanic Experience extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her.

 

For more detailed information on cost and booking tickets visit www.titanicbelfast.com   

 

Titanic Hotel, Belfast

 

Location: Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

 

Titanic Hotel Belfast was named Hotel of The Year 2018*. Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, the world's most authentic Titanic hotel. The transformation of the legendary Harland & Wolff headquarters and spectacular Drawing Offices is now complete. Belfast's newest hotel offers an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Northern Ireland on business or for pleasure. *Ulster Tatler Awards

 

Website For more detailed Hotel information visit https://www.titanichotelbelfast.com/    

 

All Aboard with SS Nomadic  

 

Location: Hamilton Dry Dock, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

 

The SS Nomadic - Tender to RMS Titanic and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world! Restored to her original glory and back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock. Go on board and experience over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history.

 

Websites:  To read more about the last White Star boat in the world visit https://www.nomadicbelfast.com/

 

Cost and Booking tickets: Visitors can visit SS Nomadic as part of the Titanic Experience at Titanic Belfast. To buy a joint ticket for these two exciting experiences visit www.titanic-belfast.com

 

 

HMS Caroline

 

Location : Titanic Quarter

 

HMS Caroline is the last survivor of the WWI Battle of Jutland. Discover HMS Caroline in the heart of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast as you take your family on an adventure like no other. If you're looking for the perfect family attraction, HMS Caroline offers an interactive self-guided tour, touch screen displays and panoramic views of the harbour. Voted as a five-star visitor attraction on Tripadvisor, HMS Caroline is the ultimate place to go with the kids. Save up to 20% when you book your attraction ticket online. The adventure starts on HMS Caroline!

 

For more detailed information on cost and booking tickets visit https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-caroline-belfast-tourist-attraction

 

 

Titanica: The Exhibition

 

Location : National Museum Northern Ireland at Cultra, Holywood

 

Discover how Titanic and her sister ships were designed and built and find out about life onboard through fascinating objects and personal stories. Finally, learn more about the tragic loss in 1912 and the legacy of Titanic

 

Cost, opening hours and how to get there visit https://www.nmni.com/whats-on/titanica

 

 

The Wee Tram

 

Location : Titanic Quarter

 

The story of the Titanic Quarter comes to life on board. You’ll hear amazing stories of the shipyard, with photography, video material and local knowledge on screens in each tram carriage. You can even wear your very own Edwardian ‘duncher’ as you travel (it’s the old yardmen’s cap).

 

Cost, opening hours and boarding on’/off points visit http://www.theweetram.com/

 

 

City Hall Visitor Exhibition

 

Location : Belfast City Hall, city centre

 

The City Hall’s east wing on the ground floor has been completely renovated to facilitate the new tourist attraction, which has its own dedicated reception area. It offers a journey from the city’s past to present, showing the vibrancy and diversity of Belfast City Hall across six themed zones.

 

Cost FREE

 

For more detailed information, opening hours, City Hall Tours and booking visit :

http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tourism-venues/cityhall/exhibition.aspx

 

 

Titanic Memorial Gardens at Belfast City Hall

 

Location : Belfast City Hall, city centre

 

The Titanic Memorial Garden commemorates the 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic in 1912.

 

Located on the east side of Belfast City Hall, the garden is set on two levels with the upper level containing a nine metre long plinth, inscribed with the names of those who died on RMS Titanic and a lower grassed terrace surrounding the existing monument. The garden's memorial plinth supports fifteen bronze plaques which list, in alphabetical order, the names of 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic. When the plaques were being designed, it was believed that a complete list of names was already in existence, however this was not the case.

 

Cost FREE

 

For more detailed information, opening hours, City Hall Tours and booking visit :

http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tourism-venues/cityhall/exhibition.aspx

 

 

The Lagan Boat Company – Titanic Boat Tours

 

Location : Obel Tower, Donegal Quay , Belfast (beside the Big Fish on River Lagan)

 

The Lagan Boat Company, now operating for  20 years on the River Lagan and Belfast Harbour, are the World’s only Titanic Harbour Boat Tours and Parties. They cruise along by the award winning Titanic Quarter where the former Shipyards of Harland & Wolff, Belfast were located. Round into the Musgrave Channel to see Belfast’s largest breeding seal colony illustrating the changes within the Harbour from it industrial heritage to a vibrant area where locals and tourists visit daily.

 

Cost Visit website for details of cost, bookings and timetable

 

For more detailed information visit : https://laganboatcompany.com/

 

MV Confiance – the Lagan Barge Museum

 

Location: Lanyon Quay just behind the waterfront Hall, 1 Lanyon Key, Belfast

 

This 600 ton barge moored on the river Lagan at Lanyon Quay houses a vibrant interactive museum which tells the story of Belfast's proud maritime history. The museum opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, and, in keeping with its ethos to celebrate the Lagan’s legacy, is accessible to all ages.For more information contact: info@belfastbarge.co.uk or telephone phone 028 9023 2555.

 

Cost (contact MV Confiance)

 


COME BACK AND SEE MORE

 

 

Titanic Maritime Festival

 

Location - across Titanic Quarter and along the banks of the river Lagan.

 

The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns to the city's Titanic Quarter on 25th to 27th May 2019 Climb aboard magnificent tall ships, explore Belfast's maritime heritage and enjoy amazing family fun. Come for the ships, stay for the adventure!

 

Cost Entry to festival is FREE

 

For more information visit https://visitbelfast.com/ideas/pages/belfast-titanic-maritime-festival

 

Titanic Quarter Events

 

Check out events here https://www.facebook.com/tqeventsbelfast

 

 

GETTING THERE

 

WALK OR CYCLE ACROSS:

 

Start in Belfast city centre and cross the River Lagan on the Lagan Footbridge/ Cycleway at the Lagan Lookout/ Big Fish.  Turn left at the end of the Bridge and continue on using the pathway along the River/ Belfast Lough.

 

GLIDE ACROSS:

Go purple with the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider Service No 2.

 

Glider Service No 2.starts at City Hall.  Buy your ticket at the Gilder stop, tap to activate and enjoy the short journey across the river – get off at Titanic Belfast for Titanic Belfast, the slipways and SS Nomadic as well as the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. Note – all stops are announced and displayed on board.

 

CAR PARKING

 

There is a surface car park located on Queen’s Road opposite the Titanic Hotel, Belfast – a ticket must be paid for and displayed in your car’s windscreen.  There are also underground car parks, sign posted, at Titanic Belfast and the Belfast Metropolitan College (on Queen’s Road).  Both car parks issue a ticket on entry and this must be paid for before you can exit.  There is also a car park at the SSE Arena.

 

Please note car parking is not permitted on the main Queen’s Road.

 

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