Titanic Belfast has been named as the ninth best rated museum in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Museums, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*.
Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Located within a six-floor building, the experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.
The Travellers’ Choice Awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Titanic Belfast CEO, Tim Husbands MBE said, “We are absolutely delighted to be named a winner in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Museums. It gives us great pride to know that this award is a result of traveller reviews and we’d like to thank all of our visitors to Titanic Belfast, as well as the staff at Titanic Belfast, for helping us achieve this.”
Titanic Belfast was the only museum in Northern Ireland to be named on the prestigious list, which included the National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, The Roman Baths, National Museum of Scotland, Churchill War Rooms, National Railway Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The world-class exhibition, which has been described by the Prime Minister as ‘absolutely brilliant’ has now welcomed over 2.5 million visitors, since opening in 2012.
It has also recently re-vamped three of its galleries. Visitors can experience the excitement of launch day in 1911, which was previewed by HRH The Earl of Wessex earlier this year. The Maiden Voyage gallery transports visitors from four embarkation ports to Titanic’s deck promenade, where guests can see and hear the ocean and feel the ships engines rumbling and meet Fredrick Dent Ray, a dining room steward and survivor, on board at the Palm Court Café.
For more information, visit www.titanicbelfast.com.