Published: 3rd March 2024


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As part of Maritime Belfast Trust’s annual Community Day, 550 people have enjoyed a complimentary visit to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic (Sunday 3rd March).

The charity, which is responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s Waterfront & maritime heritage has been running the popular event for 7 years in conjunction with Titanic Belfast.

This year’s event welcomed communities & employees from along Belfast’s waterfront, Individuals seeking Sanctuary in Belfast and groups including RNIB, Sure Start, Long Life learners, Pitt Park Residents Association, Sailortown, S.H.I.P, Mind Wise, Greater Village Regeneration Trust and Duncairn Gardens Family Group.

Kerrie Sweeney, Maritime Belfast Trust’s CEO, said:

“Local Community Day is always one of the highlights of our year. It’s great to see the reaction of local people who haven’t had the opportunity to visit before.

“The waterfront is one of Belfast’s best civic spaces and the community day visitors really enjoy exploring the area’s ‘Maritime Mile’. With new plans to develop 10km of Belfast waterfront promenade, this part of the city will continue to reinvent itself as a hub for the local people, tourists, and businesses.”

Judith Owens MBE, CEO of Titanic Belfast, added: “Local Community Day holds special significance for us at Titanic Belfast and we’re delighted once again to have partnered with Maritime Belfast Trust on this initiative. It’s deeply fulfilling to extend a warm welcome to members of our local community who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience our world-class attraction. As a business we remain committed to inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring that everyone feels embraced and valued as they explore Belfast’s maritime heritage and we look forward to continuing to create meaningful connections and memorable experiences for all.”

Oliver Rodgers, Community Access Worker from RNIB Belfast said: “We are here today at Titanic Belfast courtesy of Maritime Belfast. This is a great opportunity for our folk who are blind and partially sighted to come along and view the Titanic experience. Plus join in with everyone else and enjoy with their families and friends. Thank you very much to Maritime Belfast for the opportunity.”

Last year the Belfast Waterfront Task Group launched plans to coordinate the regeneration of Belfast’s 10km waterfront promenade, one of the largest waterfront promenades in Europe. The Belfast Waterfront Promenade framework seeks to build upon the success of Titanic Belfast and other developments to create a unique green and blue way through the heart of the city for everyone.