Titanic Belfast 'sold out for Easter'

Published Thursday, 05 April 2012
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Northern Ireland's newest tourist attraction Titanic Belfast has sold out until mid-April, those responsible for the signature project have confirmed - with only pre-ordered ticket holders able to visit over Easter.

Titanic Belfast 'sold out for Easter'
Titanic Belfast has sold our for the next two weeks. (© Pacemaker)

The next available date to tour the newly opened building, which houses numerous exhibitions related to the historic passenger liner, is 16 April.

"We always knew that Easter was going to be a busy time as we celebrated the opening, but we're thrilled at the fantastic response from the public and the positive feedback we're getting," CEO Tim Husbands said.

"I'm particularly delighted by the large number of visitors from outside Northern Ireland who have come through Titanic Belfast's doors."

We’re completely sold out until 16 April, but we will be open all year round. In fact, the only days we close are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Tim Husbands, Titanic Belfast

Visitors to the city will still be able to soak up the atmosphere though, with a host of Titanic-related events.

"This week we're celebrating the opening of Titanic Belfast and the city's legacy as one of the greatest centres of shipbuilding which the world has ever seen," Ali Curran, Titanic Belfast's Festival Director, said.

"Over the Easter weekend, visitors will have the added enjoyment of an international market and street theatre acts which have never performed in Northern Ireland before."

Mr Husbands added: "While this weekend is very much a celebration of the men who built Titanic and the Titanic Belfast opening, next weekend - which marks the centenary of Titanic's sinking - will be a time for reflection."

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14 Comments
jim in belfast wrote (929 days ago):
if people are going for the stair case think again as it not in on the tour of it as i went to be told the stair case is for weddings and v.i.p conferences very dissapointed as thats what i was looking forward to seeing and my kids couldnt wait to see it
Ross in Edinburgh wrote (929 days ago):
Errr... if someone saw time slots available for Titanic Centre in advance would one not book those tickets first and then book one's flights? And imagine being outraged that the Centre is booked up in advance... that's never happened before with a tourist attraction of global importance has it? Gawd someone please call the common sense police please!
n.i.nemesis in derry wrote (929 days ago):
Captain Bird's Eye. Even with this announcement of places on sundays which are in gaps in the bookings for the favoured customers, this is still an insult to the general public who are clearly a lower priority for titanic exhibition chiefs. This storm which has arisen over refusal to this point, of giving equal access to all seems to have passed over unionist politicians in particular who complain about a hierarchy of victims but have no problem with a class hierarchy.
Andy in Belfast wrote (929 days ago):
Was in Belfast yesterday with friends up from Cork , Had to pay for 3 hours parking in advance of going to the Titanic centre , only to be told there was no tickets to gain entry , fair enough we thought as we had not booked on line , but such a waste in parking charges, decided to go to the Ulster Museum instead were we had a great 3 & half hours in the museum for FREE .
captain birds eye in the paddling pool wrote (930 days ago):
Scare mongering coming from the titanic staff if you ask me,inside knowledge tells me there should be 50 tickets that go on sale to walk in visitors for every slot......
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