This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the great "unsinkable" RMS Titanic. To honor the lost souls, Hollywood re-released Titanic in 3D and Twitter broke out into a deluge dumb tweets from people who thought the Titanic was was just a movie.
The Belfast Titanic is more suitable tribute to the largest ocean liner the world ever saw at the time. What better place for a museum full of recreations of the ship's interior than in the city where the Titanic was built?
Designed by CivicArts Eric R Kuhne & Associates and Todd Architects, Titanic Belfast is a project three years in the making. Inside, visitors get to embark on a journey of discovery through nine exhibits, learning how the RMS Titanic was built, launched into the sea, and how it eventually hit an iceberg and sank.
Visitors will also be able to experience real life recreations of the Grand Staircase, life boats and more via a combination of audio and visual mediums including interactive touchscreens.
Then there's the actual museum design itself. It looks almost like an iceberg itself and includes a 1,000-seat banqueting suite. Fancy.
I used to be a crazy diehard Titanic fan myself (the ship, not the movie). Read tons of books on it. If you don't know who Dr. Robert Ballard is, go look him up. His name is synonymous with research on the sunken ship. If I still had enough enthusiasm for the Titanic, I'd book a flight to Ireland right now to see this museum.