Artefacts to reveal the story of Titanic
Published 30/03/2010 | 04:00
Over 200 Titanic artefacts and memorabilia are to go on display in Belfast.
The Titanic Made in Belfast festival begins on Saturday and features a series of talks on the doomed vessel.
There will also be themed tours on land and water plus special screenings on the famous liner's 1912 sinking.
Belfast Lord Mayor Naomi Long said: “The Titanic story is probably one of the most fascinating, amazing, poignant, thought-provoking and absorbing tales from the last century, if not the last millennium. For too long, Belfast's part in the Titanic story, and the role of the people of Belfast in bringing Titanic to life, has been neglected.
“Over the past few years, the city that gave birth to the ship, and many others, finally and rightfully acknowledged her part in the tale, and Belfast City Council once again is proud to celebrate the achievement, commemorate the tragedy and educate the world about our city's role in the Titanic story.”