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Titanic Belfast To Reopen On 4 March With New Galleries

By Dave Simpson
Titanic Belfast To Reopen On 4 March With New Galleries

Titanic Belfast will reopen on Saturday 4 March, with four new themed galleries.


The reimagined Titanic Experience introduces ‘The Pursuit of Dreams’ as a new theme and will use immersive technology, combined with the authentic Titanic story, in its refreshed spaces, called ‘Never Again’, ‘Ballard’s Quest’, ‘The Ship of Dreams’ and ‘The Lasting Legacy’.

The visitor attraction has now revealed details of one of the centrepieces of the new experience: an illuminated 7.6-metre-long scale model of RMS Titanic.

The new model will be illuminated, and, suspended from the ceiling, it will fully rotate, taking approximately 90 seconds to complete its course.

It is replicated on a 1:35 scale and features some of the main features of the ship, including the lifeboats, propellers, engine, cranes, bridge, main staircase, and chimneys. It is fitted with 300 metres of LED lights that are programmed to highlight different areas of the ship, in line with the stories being told.


Designed by OPERA Amsterdam, the replica ship took six months to build.

Statement By Titanic Belfast Chief Executive

Judith Owens MBE, the chief executive of Titanic Belfast, said, “We are delighted to announce that Titanic Belfast is reopening its doors on Saturday 4 March, with four exciting new themed spaces, shedding new light on Titanic’s story.

“She is known as ‘The Ship of Dreams’, and bringing this fabulous replica Titanic model to life through light and giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the dreams and stories of the passengers will be very powerful.

“Facts and details are fascinating, but personal stories connect emotionally, and, by combining both, the reimagined Titanic Experience, focusing on ‘The Pursuit of Dreams’, will add a whole new dimension to the ship that has captivated people from around the world for 111 years.”

Read More: Report States Titanic Belfast Has Generated Estimated £430m For NI Economy Since Opening

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