Ireland is preparing to remember its rare 100 year-old link to the Titanic tomorrow, organizing Museum tributes to mark the centenary anniversary since the ship was launched in the Belfast shipyards of Harland & Wolff.
Reshaping work to the National Museums Northern Ireland’s the Ulster Fold & Transport Museum by 31 May will be unveiled tomorrow as the city commemorates it unique and one-of-a-kind link to the ill-fated ship.
The TITANICa exhibition will feature more than 500 original artifacts from the ship and will reveal why the Titanic and its sister ships the Olympic and Brittanic were built in Belfast.
While TITANICa: The People’s Story will explore people’s daily routines and activities during the periods before, during and after the ship’s maiden voyage.
“The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum holds a unique and extensive collection of artefacts relating to the Titanic itself and, importantly, its wider context within the White Star Line fleet. Visitors will be able to enjoy TITANICa: The Exhibition in the context of superb galleries featuring road, rail and air transport,” National Museums Northern Ireland director Tim Cooke said.
“The exhibition will provide an important and complementary visitor attraction supporting all the efforts being made to boost tourism and public engagement over the next couple of years.”
Ireland is also constructing a new Titanic signature building called the ‘Titanic Belfast’, which will represent the region’s 100 year-old connection to the sunken ship.
As part of the country’s aim to increase the Titanic visitor’s experience in Ireland the new building will open in time for the centenary anniversary of the ship’s tragic ending in April next year.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J