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Titanic Experience: Tickets and Tours
Once deemed “unsinkable,” the Titanic claimed global fame in 1912 after it crashed into an iceberg and sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most tragic nautical events of all time, this collision still piques many travelers' interests, over 100 years later.
Titanic Experience tickets enable you to discover every aspect of this ruinous journey, as well as why it was considered the best ocean liner of its time, through an intriguing array of exhibits and interactive displays.
You can choose between a couple of different options for your Titanic Experience tickets, depending on your personal preferences.
Titanic Experience tickets
Standard Titanic Experience tickets gain you access to the attraction via a self-guided tour, as well as the SS Nomadic.
Children aged 5 - 15: £11
Children under 5: Free
White Star premium pass
Those who are seeking a more in-depth experience can upgrade their Titanic Experience tickets to include a guided discovery tour, as well as admission to the SS Nomadic. You’ll also receive a souvenir to remind you of the attraction.
Children aged 5 - 15: £28.50
Who is eligible for discounts?
While persons with disabilities pay the full adult rate on their Titanic Experience admission fee, they can select one carer to accompany them free of charge.
Should you book in advance?
It is compulsory to book your Titanic Experience passes in advance, so bear this in mind when planning the itinerary for your Belfast vacation. By purchasing these tickets online ahead of time, you’ll be able to guarantee entrance on a day of your choosing and select from a plethora of time slots at 10-minute intervals throughout the day.
What are the best Titanic Experience tours?
Belfast Titanic Experience tour
This Titanic Experience tour in Belfast is self-guided, which means you can wander the facility at your own pace, diving into the history of the doomed ship’s maiden voyage in as much detail as you please.
More engaging than a regular museum, you’ll find all manner of interactive displays and presentations here that allow you to discover everything about the ship, from its construction to its iceberg collision. You’ll also have the opportunity to board the SS Nomadic, which is the last White Star Line ship in existence and first sailed in 1911.
While it was purpose built to carry mail and passengers between the RMS Titanic, and the RMS Olympic, the SS Nomadic went through massive reparation efforts over the last two decades to restore the ship to its former glory and it now serves as a museum.
Are there any combined tickets or tours including the Titanic Experience and other attractions?
Travelers with a limited budget or tight itinerary should consider combination Titanic Experience tours and tickets. Aside from saving money and time, these combination Titanic Experience tickets also take some of the stress off your shoulders that planning a vacation inevitably causes.
● Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Experience tickets: Explore the UNESCO-listed natural phenomenon of Giant’s Causeway, which was created in a volcanic eruption and is formed of 40,000 interlocking columns. Then, head to the museum dedicated to the Titanic to learn the heartbreaking events of the legendary ocean liner’s only journey.
What will you see inside?
The Titanic Experience is housed inside the Titanic Belfast facility and showcases the ocean liner’s legacy, transporting you on a journey through time, from the first days of its construction to its final resting place, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
It is the largest museum dedicated to the Titanic in the world and is one of the most visited attractions in Northern Ireland, with over 800,000 visitors per year. The building itself features impressive architecture, inspired by the ship, and is affectionately known by residents as the “Iceberg.”
Inside the building itself, those with Titanic Experience tickets can see a recreation of the ship’s main staircase, which featured heavily in James Cameron's “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Alongside this replica, you’ll also learn about the city of Belfast at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as see drawings and scale models of the ship before its construction.
You can also experience the excitement of the Titanic’s launch, which over 100,000 people watched. The ship, which been dubbed “unsinkable” before its launch, attracted major attention and tickets were highly sought after. You’ll then learn about the dramatic event that shaped nautical history forevermore and was responsible for over 1,500 deaths.
Moving forward several decades, you’ll then learn about the ship's rediscovery in 1985, approximately 3,700 meters below the surface of the Atlantic, through a multimedia display of images, audio clips and video footage. Alongside hard-hitting facts, you’ll also learn the more light-hearted legends and myths around the Titanic, as well as how it impacted pop culture.
How to get there?
The Titanic Experience is located about 2 kilometers from the center of Belfast and is easily accessible by train or bus thanks to the city's reliable public transportation network.
If traveling by train, you can get off at the Titanic Quarter Station, which is approximately 15 minutes to the attraction by foot. From the Belfast Welcome Center you can take Metro Lines 26, 26A, 26B or 26C and get off at the Titanic Experience.
Or, if the Titanic Experience is the first stop on your vacation itinerary, you can head to the site straight from the George Best Belfast City Airport via the Airport Express Lines 600, 600A and 600B.
What are the opening times?
You can see opening times for the Belfast Experience below. It is worth noting that the Titanic Experience closes on several dates throughout the year, so check listings before heading out.
January - March: 10 AM - 5 PM
April - May: 9 AM - 6 PM
June - Aug. 8: 9 AM - 7 PM
Aug. 9 - Aug. 31: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
September - October: 9 AM - 6 PM
November - December: 10 AM - 5 PM
Is it wheelchair friendly?
The Titanic Experience is a completely wheelchair-accessible venue, which means that everyone can enjoy the dose of history it provides.
When is the best time to visit the Titanic Experience?
The best time to visit the Titanic Experience is during spring (April-May) or early autumn (September-October), when Belfast has moderate weather and fewer crowds compared to the summer. Weekdays tend to be less busy, allowing visitors to explore the immersive museum more comfortably.
Which other attractions can be visited in Belfast?