Titanic Belfast is a memorial to the R.M.S. Titanic, which sank April 15 on a frigid and moonless night 100 years ago today. Both museum and tech showcase, Belfast Titanic recreates an Irish shipyard through which visitors ride and experience a little of the booming maritime trade. Irish shipbuilders contributed greatly to the building of the gigantic line.
Visitors even get a view of what the scene was like for passengers on the ill-fated voyage through windows with superimposed images that emulate its slipway. This time-lapse video chronicles the building of the structure made to look like four ship hulls.
A main tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, Titanic Belfast is an enduring monument to the ship’s undying legacy — and the life-saving lessons the tragedy gave to the world as a result of the tragedy. Today every ocean liner is is required to have enough lifeboats to carry passengers and have its radio on at all times.
See our full coverage for graphics, facts, stats, videos, infographics and a Google Map in aNewDomain.net’s centenary coverage of the R.M.S. Titanic tragedy.