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Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby fanofall » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:51 am

This thread in particular is for YOUR VISIT to Belfast.

Feel free in posting your trip details, photographs or even any informations relating to your trip the Belfast and the shipyard.

I was there in 2008, but the photos are only on my facebook, so will try and copy and then post them here.

When I was there they were on doing work on the Titanic Quarter, a new museum is planned, so 2012 is going to be great in Belfast.

I loved the walking tour around the Thompson dry dock and pump house, there's also an audio guided walk which yo can pick up at the Belfast Visitor Centre.

The slipways where the ships launched from, was in a state in 2008, so hopefully by now they've tidied them up a little.

Nomadic has been dry docked and spares have been purchased to restore Titanic's tender.

That's enough from me, iIn the meantime feel free in posting your stories & photo's :D
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby VW1956 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:27 pm

Hello Fanofall. I have been promising myself a trip to Belfast for a number of years now. I guess 2012 has got to be the year to do it in now. I have sort of been to Belfast useing Google street view. Ken.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby andrewsirishgirl » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:05 pm

Hello guys
Yes. Really. Do!
Come to my hometown!
It is so fab!
Yes, the building is looking very well! It's silver and in the shape of four ships hulls. Google "titanic Belfast building"
I have some photos somewhere on my camera-I'll hunt around.
Oh and basically the slipways are a bit of ground now.
LOL^^ not a very fab description I'm afraid.
I went on a bus tour and got to see the beautiful drawing offices! They're gorgeous!
Also, Nomadic's restoration is coming along really well, from what I've read in our local paper!
The dry dock is huge :0 really gives ya a feeling for the size of our great ship *bows head*
Also on the slipways is a kind of makeshift sculpture which was unveiled by John Andrews-yes Thomas Andrews great nephew in 2009 x
I'm going to Titanica tomorrow-its like an exhibiton looks fab!
Come to Belfast!
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby fanofall » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:00 pm

andrewsirishgirl wrote:Hello guys
Yes. Really. Do!
Come to my hometown!
It is so fab!
Yes, the building is looking very well! It's silver and in the shape of four ships hulls. Google "titanic Belfast building"
I have some photos somewhere on my camera-I'll hunt around.
Oh and basically the slipways are a bit of ground now.
LOL^^ not a very fab description I'm afraid.
I went on a bus tour and got to see the beautiful drawing offices! They're gorgeous!
Also, Nomadic's restoration is coming along really well, from what I've read in our local paper!
The dry dock is huge :0 really gives ya a feeling for the size of our great ship *bows head*
Also on the slipways is a kind of makeshift sculpture which was unveiled by John Andrews-yes Thomas Andrews great nephew in 2009 x
I'm going to Titanica tomorrow-its like an exhibiton looks fab!
Come to Belfast!


Some good information :D

I remember the walking tour I did. The organiser said that the building that CITI banking group (not sure if they're still occupying the building) that is adjacent to the dry dock - was built to be the exact same height as the hull of Titanic.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby pat toms » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:44 pm

Yes the things in Belfast regarding the Titanic are moving swiftly for 2012, unfinished is the museum and the Nomadic, as is the drawing office which rumours have it that it will be turned into a hotel, Rayanne hHuse in Holywood has a first class Titanic meal which has already been served to customers, a dress has been made,i n relation to Titanic, a staircase has been made replicating the one on Titanic, a play is being preformed, and i would include Belfast in my projected plans for my society the Shannon Ulster Titanic Society, which will be 20 years old in 2012.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby VW1956 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:51 am

Hello. Got my application for a passprot yesterday in the hope I get to Belfast next year. Does anyone know if "Nomadic" is open to the public? Ken.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby pat toms » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:20 pm

The Nomadic has been closed to the public for some time where frantic work has been going on to get it ready for 2012, when it will be open to the public seems to be a secret, as the newspapers are not broadcasting the news of it's opening, the museum has been opened for a priveledged few, to look round, the hotel which is in the Titanic quarter, was selling Guinness at £4-50 a pint so i told the waiter to keep the change, I will not be drinking in that hotel again, I am just down the road from Belfast so i have been able to see the developements ok ken.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby Faustino » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:57 am

Hope it will be open early in 2012
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby pat toms » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Just popped down the road from Bangor to the Titanic Quarter, parked at the Odyssey where I went in the Spanish Restaurant for some fish which resembled fish fingers, then on to the hotel where I had a coke £1-85 with ice, no more Guinness in this hotel, as previous visit, at £4-50 a pint then on down the road to look at the Nomadic which now has a funnel on it with some superstructure, it is now not under plastic wraps, and then on a bit further to see the legendary H.M.S. Caroline the only ship left floating from the Battle of the first World War, between the Royal Navy and the German Navy, in which the Royal Navy won. It looks as if the Nomadic is on track for April. Just thought I would keep you all up to speed and of course the Titanic museum looking Pristine with evenings sun rays bouncing off this Icon building and of course the legendary Cranes sampson and Goliath.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby VW1956 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:05 pm

Hello Pat. Thanks for the information on the latest news on Nomadic. Must look great now she has a funnel. Ken.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby Rose » Fri May 04, 2012 8:21 am

We came back from Belfast last week after spending two wonderful days there. Doesn't time fly?

Nomadic was fenced off whilst we were there but we still managed to take some photos. I have posted one of her in the exhibition part of the forum.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby VW1956 » Fri May 04, 2012 10:04 am

Hello. I also took a picture of Nomadic from the Titanic exibition building. I wonder when Andrew is putting them up. Ken.
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby bwj292 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:02 pm

This was the best picture I could get of Nomadic, had to stick my camera through the railings and wait for the workmen to move out of the way LoL :). Really starting to look good.

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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby Rose » Fri May 04, 2012 12:28 pm

That's what we had to do. :lol:

Great photos of her. :D
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Re: Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Your Visits

Postby VW1956 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:12 pm

Hello. Heres my picture of Nomadic taken from the top window that is visable in your picture Rose. Ken.
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