Who we are

The Maritime Belfast Trust was set up in 2007 (then known as Titanic Foundation), with a primary objective to oversee the delivery of the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, which opened on March 31st 2012. Maritime Belfast are the owners and guardians of Titanic Belfast, and manages the operator contract for the building.

Maritime Belfast is made up of an Executive team and a Board of Trustees that ensure we meet our objectives, targets and obligations. The Board of Trustees acts in an advisory capacity and day to day operational matters are the responsibility of the Chief Executive.

The success of Titanic Belfast has enabled Maritime Belfast to work on other projects. In 2015 we acquired the SS Nomadic and incorporated it into the Titanic Belfast experience, led on the restoration of the former H&W Drawing Offices, now Titanic Hotel Belfast, and preserved one of the rarest lighthouse optics in the world, now publicly displayed on Belfast’s waterfront as the Great Light.

With each project we have championed the waterfront as a vibrant destination, developing a greater understanding of the importance of Belfast’s maritime heritage to the city and its visitors. Belfast is a city with a long maritime history, and we want to help deliver, protect and promote Belfast’s magnificent maritime heritage. To reflect our growing remit and ambitions, in 2020 we rebranded as the Maritime Belfast Trust.

Maritime Belfast Trust

A word from Maritime Belfast Trust's CEO & Chair

Our values and themes

We look to a bright future where Belfast’s historic waterfront will be an integral part of the Belfast experience; a destination that is alive with people and where businesses thrive.

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