Titanic Belfast re-opens with a special thank you to NHS workers
The attraction offers a unique experience, telling the stories of the RMS Titanic, which was built in Belfast’s shipyards
- Montag, 10. August 2020, 14:30 Uhr
- Anton Stoyanov
After months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by authorities, Belfast’s most well-recognizable and signature attraction – Titanic Belfast – is reopening its doors with a special offer for NHS staff.
Saying thank you to those at the front lines
Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 on the site of what used to be the Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter – the location where the original RMS Titanic was built. The venue offers to tell visitors many stories of the infamous ship that sunk after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage in 1912 and is one of Belfast’s most cherished attractions.
The building, which occupies a space of over 12,000 square metres, all filled out with galleries, different kinds of private function rooms and other types of facilities were forced to close down due to the lockdown measures that came into force earlier this year. Now, with the United Kingdom’s reopening, local authorities want to give something back to those who fought COVID-19 at the front lines.
Titanic Belfast was officially reopened by Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey on 31 July and he became its first visitor since the outbreak. During the reopening ceremony, he also announced that all NHS staff will be welcome to visit without paying an admission fee until the end of August – a thank you gesture for all those who fought bravely during the toughest days of the crisis.
During the ceremony, Alderman Frank McCoubrey also stated that “Titanic Belfast is synonymous with Belfast, it is an inspiring testament to RMS Titanic and our city. As First citizen, it was a privilege to be its first official visitor and experience the enhancements it has made for locals this year. There is no doubt that discovering the world-famous story on our doorstep evokes a sense of civic pride and I would encourage locals to support the world-leading attraction by visiting this summer.”
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