Rare Titanic artefacts go on display in Belfast

As Belfast prepares to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the maiden voyage of the world’s most famous ocean liner, one of the most extensive displays of Titanic memorabilia outside the United States goes on display for the first time this week.

Over the past two decades, Wine Inns has been building up an impressive collection of Titanic related artefacts, from letters and postcards to the brass nameplate of Lifeboat No. 12 and ‘Philomena’, the doll recovered from the wreck site a few weeks’ later.

Among the more precious artefacts will be an extremely rare crew menu card, dated April 2 1912 – the day Titanic left Belfast – purchased by Wine Inns at auction last year and going on public display for the first time.

The collection will be seen in its entirety for the first time at Robinson’s Saloon in Great Victoria Street, from today – the 95th anniversary of the laying of Titanic’s keel.

This week's display is part of the build up toward the city's ‘Titanic - Made In Belfast’ programme which will run from April 10 through April 18.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 February 2018
Belfast Trust To Take Over Lifeline
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust will take over Lifeline to help people in distress or despair. The Public Health Agency's (PHA) contract with Contact ends on 31 March. The PHA offered to extend the contract until 01 April, however this was declined.
18 April 2018
Motion Submitted To Waive Burial And Cremation Charges For Children
A motion has been submitted to Belfast City Council to waive charges and costs relating to the burial and cremation of children up to the age of 18. Ulster Unionist Councillor Alderman Chris McGimpsey submitted the motion following the introduction of the Children's Funeral Fund in England by the Prime Minister.
01 April 2010
Titanic Celebration Ready For Launch
The City of Belfast is again preparing to commemorate and celebrate the world's most famous ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. The ninth annual 'Titanic Made in Belfast' festival - organised by Belfast City Council - begins this Saturday, and continues until Sunday 11 April, with tickets for various events now available at the Belfast Welcome Centre.
28 March 2012
Titanic Gears Up To Welcome The World
With just a few days until it opens at noon on Saturday March 31st, Titanic Belfast has revealed that almost 100,000 tickets have been pre-sold for its first year of operation.
22 December 2011
Titanic Centre Tickets Go On Sale
It is now just 100 days until the official opening of Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction. Work on the internal fit-out of the iconic six-floor building in Titanic Quarter, Northern Ireland’s largest ever tourism project, is ahead of schedule and will be completed ahead of the official opening on 31st March, 2012.