The Titanic Belfast is one of the newest tourist attractions in Belfast city, having opened in 2012 to mark the centenary of Belfast’s most infamous creation. The ill-fated Titanic was constructed in Belfast before starting out on its tragic journey to America, where the ‘indestructible’ ship was sunk after colliding with a huge iceberg.
Over the years the sinking of the Titanic has come to be one of the most well-known events in history, particularly since the release of the blockbuster film produced by James Cameron. The Titanic Belfast was made to bring the real history of Titanic to life for visitors to Belfast city.
Inside a visually striking building covering over 14000 square metres, the Titanic Belfast contains a unique interactive exhibition which includes galleries, rides, special effects and reconstructions leading visitors from the Titanic’s construction to its destruction.
With our budget Belfast hotel found right in the city centre of Belfast, you’ll easily be able to explore the very best attractions that Northern Ireland’s capital has to offer when you book a room with Travelodge Hotels Ireland.
Titanic Belfast and local attractions
The galleries at Titanic Belfast cover the entire story of Titanic in a unique way. Start off by exploring 20th century Belfast History before moving on to the exciting shipyards ride which shows off the sheer scale of construction that went into the Titanic.
Live actors and amazingly designed exhibits bring visitors right into the Titanic story, making the Titanic exhibition one of the best choices for families in Belfast. Whether you’re visiting with the kids, heading to Belfast by yourself or with others, the Titanic exhibition is definitely worth a visit.
For those interested in seeing more about the history of the Titanic, we recommend heading to see the SS Nomadic. This ship is the last surviving creation of the White Star Line, Titanic’s only remaining sister ship. The Nomadic has been restored to her original glory so that visitors can check out the incredible workmanship that went into creating a ship like the Titanic.
If you’re staying with us for Belfast Business, the Titanic Belfast offers facilities designed for impressive large scale business meetings. Organise a conference in one of the most unique areas in the whole of Ireland.
Opening times and prices for the Titanic Belfast
So that you can enjoy your stay in Belfast city as much as possible, we’ve brought you some information on the opening times and costs of heading to the Titanic Belfast so that you can properly organise your journey to this great attraction.
Opening hours for the Titanic Belfast change seasonally as follows:
Correct as of September 2014*
April: 9am to 7pm every day
May: 9am to 6pm every day
June, July & August: 9am to 7pm every day
September: 9am to 6pm every day
October to March: 10am to 5pm every day
Titanic Belfast is open 362 days a year, closed only on the 24th, 25th and 26th December.
Hand held audio guides are available at the visitor services’ desk in several languages including English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Polish.
There’s a lot of different prices available for the Titanic Belfast depending on what kind of group you’re visiting with. Prices are as follows, although booking online gives you a 5% discount! (accurate for September 2015):
Child 5-16 £7.25
Child Under 5 Free
Family (2A & 2C) £39
Senior 60+ (Mon-Fri) £11
Student 16+ / Unemployed £9.50
Cheap hotels near the Titanic Belfast
Our Travelodge Belfast Hotel is in the city centre of Belfast, located right next to the Belfast City Hall, giving our guests unmatched convenience when getting around the city. As the largest brand for budget hotels in Ireland, we at Travelodge Ireland Hotels guarantee that when you book through our website you’ll get the best rates guaranteed.
When you combine our unbeatable rates with the convenient location of our budget Belfast hotel you’ll get the absolute best choice for anyone looking to take a trip to the city of Belfast. The Titanic Quarter is just a short journey from our hotel whether you’re walking, taking a bus, or anything else.
Every one of our comfortable rooms comes with a comfortable bed, free Wi-Fi, a spacious en suite bathroom and a flat screen TV to help give you the best stay possible. Book in advance to save even more with our special deals on cheap hotel rooms.
Suggested Local Belfast Attractions
To make sure that your stay in Belfast city is as comfortable as possible we at Travelodge Hotels Ireland have put together a list of some of the best things to see around the city. Discover the fascinating historical areas of Northern Ireland’s capital or head to some exciting and innovative tourist attractions around the city.
On our Belfast Top 10 Attractions page you can find out more about the best attractions in the incredible city of Belfast. Book a room in our budget Belfast hotel now to save with Travelodge.
As the ideal vantage point from which to appreciate stunning views of the city, Belfast Castle is a popular destination for all the family to visit. Built from 1862-1870, Belfast Castle is located in Cave Hill Country Park which is home to an array of wildlife including long-eared owls and sparrowhawks. The park features the Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, an ecotrail, landscaped gardens, a Millennium herb garden, archaeological sites and orienteering routes.
Right next to Belfast Castle, the Belfast Zoo is one of the city’s most loved tourist attractions, with some incredible animals in a safe and comfortable environment. Amongst the animals kept by the zoo are elephants, kangaroos, meerkats and some of the only Barbary lions left in the world, the only ones still alive in Ireland and the UK. Opened in 1934, the zoo has helped keep several critically endangered species alive, with their breeding program meaning that the zoo has some very rare infant animals, offering a unique chance to see some fascinating creatures.
The largest museum in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum, founded in 1821, has expanded from its original purpose as a natural history museum to encompass a world class range of items. The art collection is of particular note, ranging from the works of Francis Bacon, famous Irish artist, to incredible antiques from ancient Indian civilisations. Exhibits in the museum include Egyptian mummies, both the painted sarcophagi and the mummies themselves.