Belfast has an incredible industrial and maritime heritage – yes of course we built RMS Titanic but did you know that this is the city where air conditioning was invented, along with the three point hitch, milk of magnesia and lots more?
Not only did we have the biggest shipyard in the world but in the late 19th century we also had the biggest linen mill in the world, the biggest tobacco factory, the largest whiskey distillery and the biggest man made island in the world!
Hop off your Belfast City Sightseeing tour and explore this industrial and maritime heritage at your own pace. Here is what is unmissable:
Titanic Belfast – The worlds largest visitor attraction
Hop off at Stop 3 and enjoy this amazing technology led visitor attraction. Remember that you will get a £1.50 discount with your Belfast City Sightseeing ticket or you can book your combo here for just £26.00
You will need to allow around two hours to explore the nine galleries but you can also stay on for some food or to browse the excellent shop that stocks fantastic Titanic memorabilia.
This is striking building on the Belfast skyline and is really an unmissable local attraction!
Titanic Dock & Pumphouse
The Titanic Dock and Pumphouse is further along Queens Road so is only a short walk from Titanic Belfast or you can hop off at Stop #4.
This marvel of Edwardian engineering is often called ‘ Titanics footprint ‘ as it was specifically constructed to house the Olympic class liners of which RMS Titanic is one.
You can now walk to the floor of the dry dock and marvel at the sheer scale of this site. It puts the scale of RMS Titanic into perspective and the original pumphouse building has now been converted into a cafe and visitor information centre.
You can self guide yourself around the site for a few pounds or arrange one of the local Titanoraks who can answer any of your specific questions about this most remarkable place and fascinating story. Remember you get a discount with your Belfast City Sightseeing ticket!
The SS Nomadic is the last every White Star Vessel that exists anywhere in the world. This unique ship was used in Cherbourg to bring passengers out to RMS Titanic. It is positioned right beside the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction at stop ‘3
Famous passengers such as the unsinkable Molly Brown and John Jacob Astor travelled onboard SS Nomadic and the ship has been completely restored to its original Edwardian elegance.
The SS Nomadic gives you a tangible insight into this story and kids in particular love to dress up with the props and costumes on board.
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W5 is an interactive science exhibition based in the Odyssey Complex at stop #3. It stands for Who, What, Where, When and Why and there are over 250 exhibits and the kids love it!
Remember that Belfast City Sightseeing tours pass every 30 minutes and you can hop on / hop off with unlimited travel for 48 hours!