Nowhere else on earth can bring you this close to Titanic – the world’s most famous liner, built here in Belfast. She sat here in this very dry dock on the eve of her first and last voyage in April of 1912. Titanic is remembered for the dramatic story of her sinking, but in 1912, she was an icon for all that was great about the 20 th century – she was the most innovative, the most luxurious, the most awe-inspiring thing ever created by the hand of man. Here, in the shipyard where she came to life, you can still see the remnants of engineering brilliance that brought Titanic into being. Located in the Northern Ireland Science Park – a 21 st century icon of innovation and forward thinking – Titanic’s dry dock is the physical reminder of a bygone age in which the dreams of men soared to new heights.
Inside the pump-house, the engineering achievement of the Edwardian age is almost perfectly preserved. Amongst the massive pumps and gargantuan hydraulic accumulator, you can still hear the echoes of the men whose labour built the world’s largest ships. Here, you can immerse yourself in the past, with sights, sounds and smells that pull you back into history – aided by the latest technology and the expertise of experienced guides.
At Titanic’s dock, you have a unique opportunity to explore the site where Titanic last rested on dry ground and absorb the authenticity of her physical footprint in history. What else could compare to standing where she stood on the centenary of her birth?