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Belfast harbour marks 400 years of maritime history

Belfast Harbour has opened a new permanent exhibition in its Harbour Office entitled A Port that Built A City to celebrate 400 years of Belfasts maritime history.

Belfast Harbour has opened a new permanent exhibition in its Harbour Office entitled A Port that Built A City to celebrate 400 years of Belfasts maritime history.

Belfast’s 400 years of maritime history is being recognised in a new exhibition ‘A Port that Built A City’.

The new heritage space in Belfast Harbour details the city’s emergence as a major port and its subsequent growth and development as an industrial hub.

As well as interactive displays examining the Harbour Office and its unique art collection, the space also includes a stunning new stained-glass window by local artist, Ann Smith, the ‘Titanic table’ and artefacts from the harbour’s past.

“Through the centuries Belfast and its harbour have been intimately linked, it’s impossible to think of one without the other,” said Len O’Hagan, Belfast Harbour’s chairman.

“Belfast’s fortunes have largely been tied to the manmade creation of a harbour which gave the city access to markets across the world, and its development of infrastructure which paved the way for Belfast’s shipbuilding and aviation industries.”

 

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