Step back in time, and in to luxury on the Titanic.
When the Titanic was first built it was luxury, elegance, and travel at it’s finest. It brought the shipyards in Belfast to life, provided long term employment to thousands, and was a symbol of strength. Today, you can experience the Titanic in all it’s glory at Titanic Belfast!
Though a sad story in the end, the Titanic was intended to be a wonderful and dignified vessel. It was revolutionary in it’s design, and in it’s fair accommodations for the lower class. Journey through time, enjoy tea in the dining room, and learn the fascinating history of the unsinkable ship.
On my visit I attended Afternoon Tea on the Titanic, and explored the museum!
Afternoon Tea on the Titanic
While I firmly believe that there was room for two on that door, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to see the staircase that Rose walks down in the movie Titanic.
Afternoon Tea on the Titanic is a relaxed, beautiful way to spend an afternoon. Enjoy live music, delicious pastries, and hot tea in an exceptional setting: the Titanic dining hall. Recreated based off the original Titanic design, in the dining hall you can experience the Titanic the way an upper class passenger would have over 100 years ago.
Time slots to begin tea start at 12:30PM, every Sunday. Your ticket includes tea, small sandwiches, delicious cookies, and all number of other treats. Tickets to Afternoon Tea can be bough separately, or in combination with same-day entry to the Titanic Museum.
Guests are given 2 hours to enjoy tea and take photographs on the staircase. I loved posing for photos on the staircase. My only regret is not bring a tripod! The light is low and warm, so bring a good camera and tripod for the perfect photos.
The Titanic Museum
The Titanic Museum transports you to the very beginning of the story, with interactive exhibits and a fantastic audio guide. Give yourself at least 3 hours to explore.
Nine galleries make up the museum, beginning with the stories of the people who lived in worked in Belfast when construction on the Titanic began. The audio guide is optional, and I highly recommend it. I learned so much from the exhibits on their own, and even more from the audio guide.
What the exhibits do best is capture the emotions of every stage of the Titanic’s journey. The excitement builds as you make your way through the shipyards, listen to businessmen have conversations, and peer inside recreations of the rooms onboard, until finally you step on to the ship.
Bring tissues. Even though I knew full well what happened next, the museum captures the Titanic’s last hours in a heart wrenching way, that left me shocked and teary-eyed.
I love how so many elements of the Titanic’s story were brought to life! It feels like you’re right there for so many pivotal moments, the good and the bad.