Belfast - Titanic Museum Plus Titanic Dock and Pump-House

The wind was kicking up and the rain started to fall as we made our way across the River Lagan in Belfast to the Titanic Museum.  The museum opened in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that fateful maiden voyage.

On our way over, we caught a brief nod to the Beatles when we spotted this Yellow Submarine!
The striking facade of the museum loomed closer.
We walked up a path which for some reason contained a metal cut-out of Charlie Chaplin - not sure why...
The museum itself rose strikingly from the flat surroundings.
We arrived at the entrance just in time to collect our tickets and set sail.
The entry hall was decked out like a grand ballroom.
We wound our way through room after room of exhibits that started with the rise of Belfast as a linen-making and then ship making hub.  All the exhibits were multi-media and designed to pique curiosity and a sense of adventure.  Here we get a glimpse into a linen weaving factory.
Shadowy figures passed in front of old video footage of Belfast.
We peered up into a replica of the scaffolding that would have surrounded the Titantic and allowed workers access to the construction site.
The Titanic Museum even featured a slow moving ride showing various aspects of building the ship including the work of countless riveting teams.  It was something straight out of Disney's playbook.
We soon approached the more sombre parts of the exhibit.  Copies of the communications to and from the Titanic after she hit the iceberg sent chills up the spine:  CANNOT LAST MUCH LONGER.
The final room of the museum shows underwater footage of the wreck on the ocean floor 100 years later.
After our tour of the museum we wandered up the deserted road to Titanic's Dock and Pump-House.
This is a truly authentic bit of Titanic history and marks where the ship was actually built and then launched out to sea.
Admittedly, the Titanic Dock and Pump-House seemed to have a smaller operating budget than the bigger museum up the road, but it was still fascinating.
We wandered through rooms with all sorts of pumps and equipment.
Actors recreated the experience of what it might have been like to work at the dock back in the day.
We braved the bad weather once more and carefully negotiated the slippery stairway down into the dock itself.
The sides of the dock were rusted and cracked with age.
Markers along the wall indicated the height.
We could see the blocks upon which the hull of The Titanic once sat.
An assortment of stone blocks sat off to the side.
After connecting with the Titanic in this place where she once set sail, we sought to get out of the cold weather and into a pub to warm up before our return to Dublin.



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Belfast - Titanic Museum Plus Titanic Dock and Pump-House
Belfast - Titanic Museum Plus Titanic Dock and Pump-House
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