The exhibition of dreams.
Popular visitor attraction Titanic Belfast reopened its doors to the public last Saturday, 4th March after a €5.1m (£4.5m) refreshment.
The museum has added four new galleries, as well as a new artefact collection including a deckchair, lifejacket and a musician's violin from the ship which has been described as one of the rarest and most iconic objects of the 20th century.
One of the gallery spaces now boasts an illuminated 7.6m long scale model of RMS Titanic which is suspended from the ceiling and fully rotates.
Titanic Belfast has also introduced 'The Pursuit of Dreams' as a new theme, combining immersive new technology with an original maritime heritage collection and the authentic Titanic story to deliver an enriched and emotive experience.
The four new spaces are called Never Again; Ballard’s Quest; The Ship of Dreams and The Lasting Legacy.
Judith Owens MBE, Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast said of the new additions: “After years of planning, we are delighted to launch what I believe is Titanic Belfast’s most emotive visitor experience to date. Three galleries have been reimagined and we have reopened with four new themed spaces showcasing never heard before stories of the hopes and dreams of passengers, a collection of artefacts being displayed in Northern Ireland for the first time and an original music score which beautifully encapsulates the stories and emotions throughout.”
“Visitors will be able to completely immerse themselves as the iconic story of Titanic is told as never before. We are over the moon with the new galleries, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to experience it for themselves. We are confident that the reimagined Titanic Experience will ensure Titanic Belfast remains a world-class, ‘must-see’ global visitor attraction for years to come.”
The new experience begins as visitors leave The Sinking where they will see a backlit double height wall noting the names of all the passengers onboard Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage, revealing if they were lost or saved. Alongside the names is one of only twelve remaining Titanic life jackets in the world.
You can find out more about the new Titanic Experience and book tickets HERE.
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