Marking the centenary year of the launching of the legendary liner, the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast has been three years in the making; exactly the same length of time that it took for the ship to be built. The exhibition is housed in a specially designed building, reflecting the ship, and constructed on the very same spot as Titanic was built 100 years ago.
Part of the Titanic window in Belfast City Hall
The city was known as Boom Town Belfast at the beginning of the 20th century with it’s famous Harland and Wolff shipyard, the perfect location to build the biggest ship in the world.
The whistle has blown and it is time to get to work in the bowels of the ship.
Launch day dawns, and is greeted by hundreds of excited spectators. The launch is shown on film in exactly the same spot as it happened 100 years ago.
A birds eye view of the interior of the new building which has nine galleries including the Fit-Out: The Maiden Voyage: The Sinking: The Aftermath: Myths and Legends: Titanic Beneath – shows a journey to the bottom of the sea where she still lies in her watery grave.
On her maiden voyage at 23.40 on 14th April 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg; 2½ hours later all was silent.
She sank beneath the waves with the loss of over 1500 lives.