Titanic Museum -Anastasia Niforos
Today I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the Titanic Museum and there was a lot I learned surprised me. I didn’t realize that the ship was actually built in Belfast and set sail on April 2, 1912, to South Hampton. It was a major project and about 3,000 men work on building the ship.
The whole tour was self-guided and we were given a listening device as we walked through. The tour was broken down into sections, first starting with some history of Belfast then which led to the creation and building of the Titanic, then setting sail and then eventually to the sinking. There was a ton of photographs, videos, voiceovers and more which kept me very engaged. I was able to learn about everything while having something to view.
I think the coolest part of the tour was when we went on a ride through a mock-up of the shipping yard. We sat in what looked like a roller coaster cart that was attached to a conveyor belt above it. The ride was slow moving, but it was still a lot of fun. It took us through the shipping yard and showed us how the Titanic was built. Throughout the entire ride, there was a voiceover of a man through the speaker that explained what the conditions were like and the process that went into the building of the boat.
I thought the tour was really interesting and I liked the way it was designed. It kept me engaged and I was able to see a breakdown of how the Titanic was built and the forthcoming of the event.