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Visit the Birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast

Join Dr Tom Thorpe, a local historian and podcaster, to visit the former Harland and Woolf Shipyard where the Titanic was designed, built and launched.

From Belfast
Online Experience
50 min
United Kingdom
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour around the former Harland and Woolf shipyard where the Titanic was conceived and constructed
  • Hear about the myths, legends and real history regarding the design, construction and sinking of the Titanic
  • See how the legacy of the Titanic has shaped modern-day Belfast
Description

The White Star Line passenger liner RMS Titanic became the most famous ship in the world when, in April 1912, she hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,512 people on her maiden voyage. Her tragic sinking over a century ago has fired the public imagination ever since, inspiring numerous books, songs and films. 

In this Online Experience, join me, Dr Tom Thorpe, a local historian and podcaster, to visit the former Harland and Woolf Shipyard where the Titanic was designed, built and launched.
On her launch, the Titanic was the biggest ship the world had ever seen and her creators believed she was ‘unsinkable’. We shall see the shipyard drawing rooms where the ship was designed and consider how her design may have contributed to the disaster. We will also visit the SS Nomadic, a tender to the Titanic and the last surviving ship of the White Star line, that ferried the rich and famous to the Titanic on its fateful journey.
Finally, we will stand on the giant slipway where the massive ship was constructed and where, in March 1911, it was launched to a cheering crowd of 100,000.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 40 GBP per screen OR as a private session for 130 GBP for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Dr Tom Thorpe

Dr Tom Thorpe is a published local historian, Belfast Green Badge Tour Guide candidate, and the host of two historical podcasts. Originally from London, he relocated to Northern Ireland in 2014 to get married. Since then, he has been involved in researching and promoting Northern Ireland history, working with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and local community groups. He holds a PhD from King’s College London (UK) in history and is a Trustee of the UK Great War historical charity, the Western Front Association.

From USD 55 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.