Where & When
New Tour Timetable begins March 4th 2013
All Tours will depart outside the main entrance of the Titanic Belfast Visitor Attraction.
Daily Departures at:
11AM 1PM & 3PM
Originally built to serve the Alexandra Graving Dock opened in 1889, the Pump-House was extended in its original design when the Thompson Graving Dock was built, allowing it to serve both docks when the latter opened in 1911. The Pump-House operated all functions of the dock and the sheer size of the Thompson dock necessitated machinery of massive proportions. The majority of the now listed building and its impressive machinery remains in its original condition, standing not only as an example of grand-scale Victorian/Edwardian engineering, but also as a testament to Belfast’s proud maritime past.
A section of the building, the old boiler room, however, has now been converted into a modern café and visitor centre which is open to the public 7 days a week. The café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, pastries, snacks, hot food and hot and cold drinks. You can enjoy your refreshments and make use of our free wi-fi while relaxing in the spacious and unique settings – look out of the windows on one side and there is Titanic’s dock stretching past. Glance out of the other side and you may spot a ship sailing on the River Lagan heading off up to the Lough.
Also on offer is a variety of Titanic and locally themed souvenirs, including local artwork, books and dvds, and Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House mementos to serve as a reminder of your visit to the world’s only authentic Titanic landmark. Engross yourself in Belfast’s maritime history through the information boards and images decorating the walls which take you through the story from the 1600s right the way through to Titanic, allowing you to appreciate the significance of the Pump-House and its surroundings.
The first floor (disabled access available) features an extra seating area ideal for a quieter place to sit. Alternatively, it’s perfect to be hired out for private groups and corporate events, with a corporate menu available upon request. Male, female, disabled and baby changing facilities are also provided.
(*Due to the re-development of the Titanic Quarter, certain accesses may be restricted from time to time. This is unavoidable and part of the ongoing re-generation of the Titanic Quarter, Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House)
The original Titanic Walking Tour, now in its 5th year, offering access to original key sites
We are the legal operators of the Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House.
We offer exclusive access to Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House.
And for the first time, exlusive access to Titanic’s Dry-Dock 44ft below sea level!
We only use highly trained, passionate ‘Titanorak’ guides.
We are the owners of the Pump-House Café & Visitor Centre.
The sinking of RMS Titanic is without doubt history’s most famous maritime disaster, costing the lives of over 1,500 people in the early hours of the 15th April 1912. While she may have departed from Southampton for her fateful maiden voyage, it was Belfast where Titanic’s journey began…
In 1912 Belfast was home to the world’s biggest shipyard, Harland and Wolff, and since its origin in 1862, it had been at the forefront of modern shipbuilding