From the 31st of march until the 22nd of April 2012 will be the Titanic 2012 exhibition in Belfast City.
I love history but I wish this tradegy had never happened. I don’t even like to try to imagine the sheer horror of the sinking of the Titanic.
I do think that retelling and telling stories of the people on board the ship and how there lives were, i think those stories help to keep them alive in one way.
I have no idea if I am related to anyone on board the ship, although in one way we all are albeit a long way off. I have discovered in the last year or so that I am a lot more Irish than I thought. On my Mother’s side there is a lot of Irish family and ancestors coming from Cork and Kerry abd eventually making their way to South East London. I am more than happy with that combination.
My heart goes out to all the working class people who lost their lives on that night and their families. Actually, it goes out to anyone who wasn’t a cock, and I am sure there were a few of those on board.
From cocks, to old things, old stories, and every day clothes and lives – these are surely the reasons to find out more about this upcoming exhibition, and hopefully go:
Titanic Belfast will officially open on Saturday 31st March 2012, unveiling the new exhibition centre and a host of commemorative events.
The opening of the exhibition centre begins a series of Titanic related events including tours, drama and cruises. The building itself has been designed to resemble the hulls of four ships and the visitor experience relives the story of the Titanic from early construction to her maiden voyage. The festival will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on the night of 14th/15th April 2012.
Tickets for Titanic Belfast are based on a timed ticketing with slots available every 20 minutes throughout opening times. Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
The standard admission charges are as follows:
Child (5-16) £6.75
Child (under 5) Free
OAP (m-f) £9.75
OAP (s-s) £11.50
Family (2adults + 2 children) £34.00
School/ Education group £5
Group at Door (15+) £12.75