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Titanic Belfast stars in UK passport

By Cate McCurry

Published 05/11/2015

The Titanic Belfast building (bottom left) is depicted in the new travel document
The Titanic Belfast building (bottom left) is depicted in the new travel document

One of Belfast's most eye-catching landmarks is to sail into the new UK passport when it is rolled out next month.

Titanic Belfast has been selected to feature on the 'brilliant buildings' page, which celebrates modern and historic architecture across the UK.

The tourist attraction's design is based on the bow of the Titanic and capitalises on its unique location, built beside the slipway where the liner was floated in 1911.

The multi-million pound building opened in March 2012 in the old shipyard where the doomed vessel was built.

The world-class exhibition was selected to represent Northern Ireland alongside a map of Belfast and a shamrock motif. Titanic Belfast chief executive Tim Husbands said it was delighted to be included in the new passport design.

"Having welcomed over 2.5 million visitors from over 145 countries, there is no doubt that Titanic Belfast has become the landmark image for Belfast on a local, national and international level," he said.

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