I was up in Belfast about three weeks ago and the new Titanic Belfast was not quite ready to open. But it officially opens today so I thought I'd post some of the images from the outside. There is also a great video on the Tourism Ireland website where you can get a mini-virtual tour through the museum. It is well worth taking a look at. It looks like an tremendous amount of effort has gone into this museum - I have to say I am really looking forward to going through it.
Belfast was overflowing with Titanic paraphernalia when we visited and I know there is a tragic story behind this but it is nonetheless, an amazing story that has been told to each generation over the last 100 years. It's so much part of our history. I remember being captivated by it as a child and now my daughter is being taught about it in school as well. In fact, this week just before going on her Easter Holidays, they had to do a whole presentation on the Titanic. Her group focused on the survivors and I am so amazed to see her skill at not only mastering the Internet and the library but also typing up snippets of information on her laptop. When did she get so grown up?
Right near Titanic Belfast is the Ulster Folk and Transport and Museum which Sophia and I visited a few weeks ago. A great blogger that focuses on eating in Belfast is The Picked Quince so it's well worth taking a look at this site for dining ideas in Belfast. Other great places to visit, the Botanical Gardens near Queens University.
I'll get more photos up soon of Belfast - but in the meantime, start planning your trip now!
Have a great weekend everyone.