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Spectacular Titanic Ship Plan Revealed for the First Time at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
William Blair, Head of Human History at National Museums Northern Ireland, inspects the 20ft ship plans which will go on display for the first time in TITANICa: The Exhibition which opens on Tuesday May 31, the centenary of the launch of the Titanic, at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
NORTHERN IRELAND.- National Museums Northern Ireland released more details on the major new TITANICa exhibition opening at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

TITANICa: The Exhibition will open at the world-class Transport Museum on Tuesday May 31 to mark the centenary of Titanic's launch. It will sit alongside TITANICa: The People’s Story at the Folk Museum.

A magnificent 20ft long plan capturing last minute design changes to Titanic will be going on show for the first time anywhere in the world.

The plan captures the very birth of Titanic and has a significance which could never have been foreseen by the draughtsmen working at the Harland & Wolff shipyard a century ago.

Meticulously drawn and annotated, it offers a unique opportunity to glimpse something of the world in which Titanic was built and the people who built and sailed on her.

William Blair, Head of Human History at National Museums Northern Ireland, said: “The hand-written adjustments to this fabulous artefact bring alive the conversations and discussions which would have taken place among the people who designed and built Titanic.

“It provides a wonderfully fresh perspective of the care and attention by Harland & Wolff workers to Titanic’s construction.”

TITANICa: The Exhibition features more than 500 objects including never-before-seen artefacts from the Titanic wreck site. It is the first time items from the lost ship have gone on display in Northern Ireland.



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