Description

Eight well-known Belfast-made ships are represented by spectacular sculptured masts that line the east side of Donegall Place.

The Masts

Donegall Place, Belfast City Centre
Titanic, her sister ships Olympic and Brittanic, and Nomadic are among eight famous Belfast made ships represented by spectacular sculptured masts that line the east side of Donegall Place in the heart of Belfast. Each mast carries a sail which celebrates Belfast's maritime heritage.

The Kit

Abercorn Basin, Titanic Quarter
The innovative genius that lay behind the building of Titanic is celebrated in this spectacular see-through 13.5 metre tall bronze structure. A giant modelling kit - using scale replicas of Titanic's component parts - recreates the legendary liner beside the Abercorn Basin, near where the real ship was built. The £200,000 piece was inspired by the plastic frames of the Airfix model kits. At night it lights up Titanic Quarter with blue and white phosphorous lighting.

Model of Hull

At Titanic's Dock & Pumphouse, Titanic Quarter
A one third size scale model of Titanic's hull, partially built on the Arrol gantry, can be seen in Titanic Quarter. Created as part of the Channel 4 and National Geographic television series 'We Built The Titanic', the structure is a gift to the people of Belfast. A team of engineers built the bow section largely using the traditional methods used in the construction of the ship, though aided by some modern techniques. The TV programme reveals the extraordinary craftsmanship and innovative ideas that were the hallmark of Harland & Wolff during its Edwardian heyday.

The Yardmen

Pitt Park, Newtownards Road, East Belfast
A new sculpture which depicts shipyard workers walking home to East Belfast from the docks where they built the Titanic. The sculpture pays tribute to the city's shipbuilding heritage and is set within the timeframe of 1912. It was created by leading Irish artist Ross Wilson and features three bronze workmen on their way home, framed against the backdrop of the iconic Samson and Goliath cranes.
location_on
Donegall Place,
Belfast.
BT1 5AD

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Maritime history
  • Spectacular sculptured masts
  • Illuminated at night

You might also like

  • Beacon of Hope

    gps_fixed 0.65KM

    Thanksgiving Square is an area of public space in Lanyon Place, Belfast based on Thanksgiving Square in Dallas, Texas.

    Find Out More
  • Rise Sculpture

    gps_fixed 2.06KM

    RISE is a landmark artwork located at Broadway Roundabout, Belfast, one of the main gateways to the city.

    Find Out More
  • CS Lewis Square
    CS Lewis Square

    CS Lewis Square

    gps_fixed 2.54KM

    Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, a public space commemorating the Belfast-born author, CS Lewis.

    Find Out More
  • Ibis Belfast Queen's Quarter

    gps_fixed 1.19KM
    • star_rate
    • star_rate
    • star_rate

    Situated in Belfast's Queen's Quarter, the hotel offers budget boutique accommodation close to bars, restaurants and the city's main shoppin...

    Find Out More
  • Oakland Antiques

    gps_fixed 0.76KM

    Belfast's largest antique showrooms at the centre of Donegall Pass antiques and art gallery quarter.

    Find Out More
  • Discover Ulster Scots Centre
    Discover Ulster Scots Centre

    Discover Ulster Scots Centre

    gps_fixed 0.68KM

    Discover more about your Ulster-Scots roots through a free genealogy research point, or find out about Ulster-Scots events.

    Find Out More
  • L.K.Bennett
    L.K.Bennett

    L.K.Bennett

    gps_fixed 0.28KM

    L.K.Bennett is the British accessible luxury brand, available in Belfast's Victoria Square.

    Find Out More
  • Globe Laundry and Dry Cleaners
    Globe Laundry and Dry Cleaners

    Globe Laundry and Dry Cleaners

    gps_fixed 0.87KM

    Launderette and Dry Cleaners offering self service and service washing as well as professional dry cleaning and shirt service.

    Find Out More
  • SS Nomadic

    gps_fixed 1.63KM

    RMS Titanic's tender ship and the last remaining White Star Line vessel has been restored to her original glory.

    Find Out More
  • Hillsborough Visitor Information Centre

    gps_fixed 18.14KM

    Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre provides first class information service for visitors

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
Amend your settings for how distances are calculated.