The Titanic experience is a definitely must see!” the kind man at the passport controls told us while we entered Northern Ireland. Well, that was promising, as we had already ordered our tickets online.
The Titanic experience seems to be the wee countries greatest pride, it also being the first Northern Irish tourist attraction to achieve a travelers choice award on Trip Advisor.I must be fair: not only had I never heard of this museum before booking my trip to Belfast (my knowledge on Northern Ireland is really poor, I know), neither had I ever imagined that their whole tourist sector would be revolving around it. And successfully. The museum was picked as the best leading tourist attraction of 2016 at the World Traveler Awards, having beat nominees Buckingham Palace (London), Guinness Storehouse (Dublin, winner of 2015), La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), The Eiffel Tower (Paris), The Roman Collosseum (Rome), Ribeira do Porto (Porto) and the Acropolis (Athens).
Having visited most of the nominees, the Titanic experience was definitely the most surprising, interactive and educative (making it a bit of a weird selection of nominees in my opinion, since there is barely anything to learn from concurring the 704 steps of the Eiffel tower).
Also nice to know: the museum is listed in Lonely Planet’s 500 ultimate travelist, which I plan to all visit, so why not start here!