Maritime Heritage 2012

2012: The Year to Celebrate Britain

Packed with unmissable events and unique spectacles, Britain’s got heaps of holiday ideas to help you make the most of this very special year.

April 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, and to commemorate this moment in history, the city of Belfast will be unveiling the ‘Titanic Signature Project’ set to make the city’s Titanic Quarter the largest waterfront development project in Europe.

The new ‘Titanic Belfast,’ a state-of-the-art building in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, will include a ‘Titanic Experience’ exhibition, an ‘immersive theatre’ diving underwater to explore the wreck, and a Titanic-themed banqueting suite.

Outside of Belfast both Liverpool and Southampton have strong connections with the life of RMS Titanic.

Liverpool is where the dream of the world’s biggest ocean-going liner began and the city will mark the centenary of Titanic’s sinking with an extensive and thought-provoking programme of events and exhibitions, including the epic ‘Sea Odyssey’ – a three-day phenomenon that will see a 30ft ‘giant little girl’ tour the city over three days in April, taking the country on an unforgettable and emotional journey of love, loss and reunion.

Finally, Southampton was the city that the RMS Titanic set sail on her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story of Titanic and Southampton’s maritime heritage can currently be explored at The Wool House.

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