Birth of a dream

Harland and Wolff Original Design Drawing for Titanic

Harland and Wolff Original Design Drawing for Titanic.

Lord Pirrie was a distant relative of Edward Harland and had started in the Harland & Wolff shipyard as a gentleman apprentice. By now though had risen through the ranks to become the Managing Director & Chairman.

Ismay meanwhile was the Director of the White Star Line shipping company, and by the end of that dinner party, he had agreed to build three super liners to be called Olympic, Titanic and Gigantic (later changed to Britannic).



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.

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