Titanic Belfast reopens with free admission for NHS health workers

Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Frank McCoubrey gave his seal of approval as Titanic Belfast re-opened its doors, offering free admission for NHS health workers.

Friday, 31st July 2020, 3:38 pm
Titanic Belfast has reopened

Mr McCoubrey was the first official visitor to the visitor experience since it closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak on March 18.

At the sneak preview, he experienced Titanic Belfast’s one-way, self-guided themed tour throughout the galleries and SS Nomadic, which throughout August, can be enjoyed for free by NHS workers as a thank-you for their work during the pandemic.

Judith Owens, chief executive of Titanic Belfast said: “We are absolutely delighted to open our doors again. Welcoming visitors, telling stories and creating experiences is what we do best. Now more than ever, we need the support of our city and Northern Ireland, and we’ve been working away behind the scenes to ensure that those who come to visit have a truly memorable Titanic experience.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1st June 2020 - Councillor Frank McCoubrey has tonight been elected the new Lord Mayor of Belfast. Tonightâ€TMs AGM was held at Belfast City Hall however a limited number of councillors were in attendance in order for Members to be able to observe social distancing within the Council Chamber. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

“For us, home is where the heart is and this has never been more apparent. As one of Belfast’s iconic symbols, we are always keen to play our part and reflect the city’s spirit. This is our way of saying thank you to our local heroes for their hard work and bravery.”

Throughout the pandemic, Titanic Belfast was a symbol of Northern Ireland’s spirit and sported a colourful rainbow illumination at night as a display of positivity and hope and lit up blue for Clap for Carers as a gesture of its appreciation to the NHS.