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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 21:30

    Just back from the Titanic Centre, Belfast. £33.80 for a family of four ( under 5's go free) and roughly a pound an hour for secure underground parking. It is recommended that you pre book your tickets as this place gets quite busy ( even in October). It is a self guided tour that if you were to do it properly would take about 3 hours. We spent 1 hr 45 min cos we had the littte fella but even he wasn't too bored.

    The building itself is supposed to mimic the bow of the great ship.

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    Samson and Goliath in the adjoining shipyards
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    There were loads of screens with old film clips being played. The ship on the left is the Titanic being built while you can make out the beginnings of it's sister ship, The Olympic, under construction on the right

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    We took a "cable car" which brought us on a trip to see the Titanic under construction on monster screens complete with noises.. It moved quite slowly so was perfectly safe for kids. It dropped and climbed about 50 feet on the journey.

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    These are the ship's boilers roughly 35 feet high

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    First Class Cabin

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    2nd Class Cabin. The bunks were 4 ft in length. The 3rd class cabins had 4/6 bunks in them with no washing/toilet facilities
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    We stepped into another gallery which had floor to ceiling screens in front and down both sides. The feeling you got was that you were actually in a lift going from bottom to top inside the ship. I was dizzy walking away at the end.

    Boiler Room

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    Passenger Corridors

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    One of the decks

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    Restaurant
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    Grand Staircase

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    Wheelhouse
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    Last ports of call
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    ...and finally Queenstown/Cobh where Mermaid's dad was from.
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    Some of the passengers. I think the first guy, Thomas Andrews, was the guy who remained in the restaurant in the film. He corrected the time on the mantlepiece clock.

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    If you enlarge this one, you can see where the record notes the launch and loss of the ship

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    The End
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    I think the "CQ" at the end stood for "Come Quick"

    Replica of a lifeboat
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    The next series of photos was taken on a "see through" floor that travels over the wreck of the Titanic. In the last 3 photos, you'll see that the stern is crumpled up. This is because it hit the seabed at a far faster rate than the front ( I presume because it weighed more what with the engine etc). You can see my foot at the bottom of each.

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    Some artifacts from the wreck site.
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    Kate's dress
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    Finally, the slipway where it was built. It must have been an awesome site. There were steel gantry's more than 200 feet high ( i.e. a huge steel skeleton that supported the keel as it grew).
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    There was a memorial with the names of the dead near the slipway. I didn't take any photos because, tbh, I was a bit annoyed. I assumed the dead would have been listed in alphabetical order so I went over to look for any namesakes. I found that even in death, they were seperated into whatever class of passenger they were i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd class and crew were all kept seperated.


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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 21:48

    That looks an awesome exhibition Dermo! I hope you enjoyed it. Titanic Belfast 3318427985



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    Post by Mermaid on Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 21:58

    thanks D for the photo's.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 22:56

    Thanks guys. I'd love to go back on my own. There was loads of interactive screens that we didn't go near cos Darragh would have be bored. BTW, there weren't any Brodies, Tanners or Dixons on the ships manifest.






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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 2:42

    Sounds as if you enjoyed it 3rd, did you get a bit of a sinking feeling when you left...

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    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 9:55

    Very intresting Dermot, Thanks for sharing Titanic Belfast 3318427985
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 16:13

    3rdforum wrote:Thanks guys. I'd love to go back on my own. There was loads of interactive screens that we didn't go near cos Darragh would have be bored. BTW, there weren't any Brodies, Tanners or Dixons on the ships manifest.

    What about Sanders! They're boaty types, bet Vince had a few relatives on board. (Probably the look-out!) lol!



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    Post by Blyth Spirit on Fri 2 Nov 2012 - 16:56

    Spooky that we have just been talking this week about doing Belfast for a long weekend next May with the specific reason being to see this.

    Cheers Dermot mind definately made up now looks awesome, have heard many good things about Belfast as a great city break.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Sun 4 Nov 2012 - 18:52

    Lone Ranger wrote:
    3rdforum wrote:Thanks guys. I'd love to go back on my own. There was loads of interactive screens that we didn't go near cos Darragh would have be bored. BTW, there weren't any Brodies, Tanners or Dixons on the ships manifest.

    What about Sanders! They're boaty types, bet Vince had a few relatives on board. (Probably the look-out!) lol!

    Couldn't think of Vince's surname at the time ( or Gypsy's)

    Blyth Spirit wrote:Spooky that we have just been talking this week about doing Belfast for a long weekend next May with the specific reason being to see this.

    Cheers Dermot mind definately made up now looks awesome, have heard many good things about Belfast as a great city break.

    Well worth the visit Blyth. Give me a shout if you want any info. I've been a number of times. If you get a chance, you should do a black taxi tour of the city. They bring you down the Falls and Shankhill roads. Bit of an eye opener Titanic Belfast 3025408739. ( I think the Falls road was one of Cam's favourite places when he did his tour Titanic Belfast 2839888827)






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    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 4 Nov 2012 - 19:13

    All the bullets went over his head Titanic Belfast 3025408739,


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    I'd laugh but all the bullets would go over mine as well Titanic Belfast 3025408739






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    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 4 Nov 2012 - 19:34

    Better short than dead Titanic Belfast 871748619
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 19:36

    Dermo! You'll have to go back to Belfast! They're bringing the original Titanic design plans to show. (They're over 33' in length). [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 15 Nov 2012 - 22:03

    I wonder would they make copies available for sale??? Obviously a scaled down version or else I could just wrap it round the four walls of my sitting room Titanic Belfast 2931609686






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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 16 Nov 2012 - 5:03

    aint red above but we won=-pnbvfdswevgtymjiokpbhyuvgtfrdeycftgyhuip quztonight coz i gt



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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 16 Nov 2012 - 5:05

    cant tewl uo



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    At this point I guess his head hit the keyboard. 24/7 Forum we are. Titanic Belfast 2485877773



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    Those are some pretty weird quizzes he goes to... Titanic Belfast 3025408739



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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 16 Nov 2012 - 19:31

    Ahh, think I recall this bit...

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    Some cool stuff there.



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