Titanic Exhibition Book
‘Titanic: Behind the Legend’ draws on the rich collections in National Museums Northern Ireland to reveal the remarkable story of Titanic, the most famous ship in history.
The fateful tale of the maiden voyage of Titanic in April 1912 is one of the best-known stories in the world.
Less well known is the dramatic story of how what was then the world’s largest vessel came to be conceived and built in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff shipyard.
It is this story, and the story of the people who built Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, which provides much of the focus of this book. Its text and wealth of images weave a remarkable narrative exploring the context of the ambitious design and build of these ships, the appeal of the transatlantic journey and the subsequent place of Titanic in myth and memory.
It is a narrative which combines the best of human endeavour and the worst of human tragedy.
‘Titanic: Behind the Legend’ costs £9.99 and can be purchased in the Ulster Museum gift shop and both the Transport Museum shop and the Folk Museum shop at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.