The full Titanic experience is a mixture of locations and attractions in Belfast,the Titanic Building on Queens  Island  covers the whole story within its cavernous interior and is promoted as the main 'Titanic' attraction.  There are though several other sites which have authentic physical connections to the liner.

 

Key sites are: Thompson Pump House and Dry Dock - this is where the liner was fitted out and where you have walking access into the dry dock. SS NOMADIC - one of the original passenger tenders for the liner which was based at Cherbourg.   City Hall - Thane Memorial (Free to visit in the grounds of City Hall) -  the memorial created in memory of those who lost their lives with a recent secondary memorial with the names of all those who lost their lives.  Titanic Building - the new centre which covers the whole story of the Titanic and associated elements.

 

Also on Queens Island you can now visit H.M.S. Caroline, a light cruiser built in 1914 and now a preserved and unique piece of our maritime heritage.

 

The acres of land  that cover what was the old Harland & Wolff shipyard has no free parking, it is pretty deserted but even so free parking does not exist, in my opinion an oversight considering the accumulative cost to visit the four attractions nearby,  also a missed opportunity to encourage visitors to park and then walk.

 

Instead you will have to pay to park at the Titanic Building and Nomadic and again at the Thompson Pump House and Dry Dock, this cost on average £1.50 per hour.  Allow 4 hours to enjoy the experience of the three locations.

 

A three site ticket has recently been introduced  for the Titanic Building, Nomadic and Thompson Pumphouse and Dry Dock but you cant buy it at the Nomadic nor the Thompson Dock, only via the Titanic Building.  The walk in adult ticket for the Titanic Building is just over £14 per adult plus parking (allow 2hrs min) and other add ons if required.

 

As an independent site I can view my own opinion , although these are all excellent attractions the visitors is being charged ad squeezed for as much as can be got from them on Queens Island.  In this day and age there  could easily be  a one ticket price for a combinations of attractions as well as free parking for people coming to the location or at least for those paying over the odds for the experiences.