Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum in Belfast is well worth a visit. In fact I believe that it’s been regularly voted as one of the best museums in the world…….and rightly so.

The building itself is truely spectacular and everything about it’s architectural design, materials used, proportions and location have some relevance to the famous ship.

The galleries and exhibits themselves are very impressive, taking the visitor on a journey through the life and times of the ship and the men and women of Belfast who built her.

Unsurprisingly most moving of all are the exhibits that deal with the tragic events in the early hours of 15th April 1912, when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of over 1,500 passengers and crew.

One of my favourite attractions, depicted in a couple of the photos below, is the SS Nomadic which is berthered next to the museum itself. This beautiful little ship, now restored to her original 1911 glory, served as the tender ship to the RMS Titanic and is the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world…….a fact that is even more remarkable when you consider that she also played a prominent role during the evacuation of the British and allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940.

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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4 Responses to “Titanic Museum”

  1. LensScaper

    This certainly is a stunning building and very photogenic and abstract up-close. Quite a challenge to capture but you’ve got some really great images, Mark.

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    • Mark Simms

      Thanks, it is tricky to photograph. Because it’s so big, but sits in quite cluttered surroundings, it’s trying to get the balance between the wide-angle and the detail

      Reply

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