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
DESCEND INTO HISTORY
Titanic’s Dock is the worlds only authentic Titanic Landmark. For over 100 years it has been the home to many a great ship. None more legendary than RMS Titanic. This massive landmark is Titanic’s physical footprint in history.
For the first time in over a century, you can experience life as a docker or shipyard worker by descending 44ft to the floor of Titanic’s Dock. Titanic Walking Tours have exclusive access to the Dock and now you can be part of history by joining our tour.
Exploring the Pump-House you can marvel at the original pumping engines situated deep in the pump-well. Walking along orignal gangway balconies around these engines will help you appreciate how this feat of engineering was accomplished during our journey to the past.
The Pump-House – the beating heart of the shipyard. Using state-of-the-art animation and original photos, films and maps, our film show brings to life the technology and innovation used to build the world’s biggest ships.
Relive the history by experiencing the scale of the colossal Titanic Dock. Walk along the distance of the dock to appreciate the length of the mighty luxury liner. Imagine yourself retracing the steps of those dock workers over 100 years ago. Marvel at the sheer scale of this massive concrete structure that effectively was the cradle of Titanic before her construction was finished and she commenced her maiden voyage.
It remains largely as it was 100 years ago. Look at the massive steel caisson aget and view the rivets still present and holding the steel plating together all these years later. Inspect a keel block displayed at ground level – see the 4 interlocking steel keels, weighing approximately 1 tonne each, that were man-handled by 4 dock workers, and the timber capping to protect Titanic’s hull as she rested in the dock. Look down the underground staircase and chutes where men would have ascended and descended with all manner of tools to undertake the many tasks, including fitting those massive propellers.
Imagine the water gurgling through the grilles and rushing through the culverts into the Pump-House to be pumped out in less than 100 minutes. It is only at Titanic’s Dock that you grasp the true sense of scale and enormous undertaking involved in creating these ocean-going leviathans. Titanic’s Dock and its elegant Pump-House remain the most intact and authentic landmark in the world. An inspiring and thought provoking experience awaits you.
Driving a car on this land where Titanic last stood on dry ground was such a brilliant experience. Something I never would have expected to do – Jeremy Clarkson
It was a great moment standing at the bottom of the dock and realising the scale. How huge the Titanic was. Something I never really clocked until then. It was such fun! – Fiona Bruce
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