Birthplace of Titanic and proud winner of World's Leading Tourist Attraction.
Titanic Belfast® is the cultural nucleus to the massive waterfront regeneration project - Titanic Quarter.
A Beacon For Belfast
Titanic Belfast's unique structure contains nine interactive galleries including a dark ride, underwater exploration centre and recreations of the ship’s cabins. It is now one of the most popular visitor attractions in the world and a fitting tribute to the memory of Titanic.
Harcourt broke ground in May 2009 and the building opened to critical acclaim on 31 March 2012 in time for the centenary.
The Birth Of Titanic Belfast
In late 2003, the Northern Ireland Tourism Board identified a "Titanic / Maritime attraction" as a signature project to enhance the country's tourism offering.
The concept was translated into detailed plans and implemented by Harcourt, who enlisted the help of CHL tourism consultancy, Event Communications: Europe's leading exhibition design group and Kay Elliot interior designers, as well as hundreds of historians, set designers, AV and lighting specialists.
An Icon For Queen's Island
The remarkable exterior architecture was designed by American 'starchitect' Eric Kuhne with Todd Architects as the lead architect.
Guided by the history and culture of the shipbuilding location, the iconic design articulates many maritime metaphors including water crystals, compass roses, ships’ bows and the White Star Line emblem.
The total cost of the project was in excess of £100 million and it is now a key pillar of Northern Ireland's booming tourism economy. The building even features on the pages of the new UK passport.