On Sunday 14th January 2018, over 34 community groups from across Belfast enjoyed a day out at leading tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, as part of its NI Citizens’ Day.

Titanic Belfast again opened its doors to help locals beat the January blues by giving away complimentary tickets for local residents on the 14th January 2018 to enjoy the Titanic Experience free-of-charge. The visitor attraction tells the story of the RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end, as well the role of SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star ship in the world.

Maritime Belfast, working with Titanic Belfast, secured an additional 500 tickets to be circulated to the local community, which included a range of groups across Belfast and Northern Ireland: RNIB, Youth Initiatives, Belfast Lough Sailability, Cregagh & Belvoir Community  groups, Upper Springfield Development Trust, to name but a few. These groups consisted of people with disabilities, families, young people, volunteers and senior citizens.

Stephen Tate, Community Development Officer from Belfast City Council highlighted,  “Volunteers from Belfast City Council Tall Ships and Belfast Lough Sailability had a great time at Citizens’ Day. To be able to follow the journey of the Titanic from its build in Belfast, to its final destination in the North Atlantic ocean and the people who were associated with her, from the designers, ship builders and passengers. It was a captivating experience from start to finish.”