Accessible Titanic Belfast
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Accessible Eating/Drinking Options
For details of other wheelchair accessible attractions, accessible events, and wheelchair-friendly eating and drinking options throughout the UK, see The Access Map 2023
Accessible Titanic Belfast
All tickets for Titanic Belfast must be pre-booked in advance (either online here or via telephone on +44 (0)28 9076 6386). This guarantees you a timed entrance to Titanic Belfast (and also provides you with a contactless print-at-home ticket).
Just buy a ticket for yourself only though – as Titanic Belfast operates a Free Carers policy – offering a free ticket to the carer of a paying customer who requires essential assistance to visit Titanic Belfast (take proof of carer status with you as you may be asked for this on arrival).
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (except at the absolute discretion of Titanic Belfast Ltd.) though.
The main Titanic Belfast building is surrounded by a flagged plaza which is fully accessible.
And once inside the main Titanic Belfast building, all circulation spaces and galleries are fully accessible.
Lockers are available on Level -1 – allowing you to leave your bags here while you visit Titanic Belfast (these lockers cost £1).
There are 2 lifts in the Atrium which take visitors to all levels of the experience. There is also a lift that takes visitors between car park Levels -1 & -2 and the Atrium on Level 0.
The controls for all lifts are within easy reach of wheelchair users.
There is free guest Wi-Fi internet access throughout the Titanic Belfast building.
SS Nomadic and Hamilton Dock are located around 150m from the front door of Titanic Belfast (directly across the road from the Titanic sign).
The Titanic Experience:
The Titanic Experience entrance is on Level 1 of Titanic Belfast.
There is an easy ramp leading from the Boomtown Gallery to the Arrol Gantry lift. And a moderately sloping ramp takes you into the Ocean Exploration Centre.
Should your companion need a rest at any point, there is seating available in Galleries 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
There are designated spaces for wheelchair users in the Discovery Theatre. There is a also hearing assistance system in the Discovery Theatre (and audio described performances can be provided).
The Shipyard Ride:
Due to size restrictions, mobility scooters are not permitted on the Shipyard Ride.
There is a wheelchair accessible car on the Shipyard Ride though, which can accommodate one standard wheelchair at a time (wheelchairs cannot be larger than 1m in length though).
The dimensions of the wheelchair platform which gives access to the accessible car are 75cm x 83cm.
As the safety bar in each car must close to 320mm, children cannot sit on a parent’s or guardian’s knee (so must be able to sit up unaided).
SS Nomadic is situated a short distance from the main Titanic Belfast building (around 150m from the front door of Titanic Belfast).
Access is level. However visitors must cross a road and cobbles on the dockside to access SS Nomadic’s gangway.
A lift on board the SS Nomadic provides access to all areas – except for the Crew Space (which is accessible via 7-8 steps), and the Flying Bridge Deck (the very top deck) which is accessed via 15 steps.
There is an accessible toilet in the Pump House beside the SS Nomadic, but the toilets on board are NOT accessible due to the original design of the ship.
Accessible Parking at Titanic Belfast
Parking at Titanic Belfast is NOT free for Blue Badge holders (details of parking charges can be found here).
There are 2 levels of underground car park. Level -1 has 4 accessible spaces , and Level -2 has a further 6 accessible spaces.
The dimensions of the designated parking bays are 380cm x 500cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
The underground car park is open 24hrs and has a maximum height of 2.1 metres. For high sided vehicles there are several pay and display above ground car parks available nearby on Queen’s Road.
Value Cabs, Titanic Belfast’s taxi partner, have a number of accessible vehicles and can drop visitors off at the Taxi point on Level -1. To arrange an accessible taxi, call Value Cabs: +44 (0)28 9080 9080.
Getting There in your own WAV:
Vehicles approaching Belfast on the M1 or M2 should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport M3, taking the first exit for Titanic Quarter.
Titanic Belfast has two charge points for electric vehicles on Level -1 of the underground car park – which can be used free of charge.
Getting to Titanic Belfast using Public Transport
Getting to Titanic Belfast by Train:
Translink operate regular train services from Belfast City Centre to “Titanic Quarter” station (the nearest train station to Titanic Belfast). From Titanic Quarter train station there is then a 15min walk to Titanic Belfast – pedestrian access is via a level footbridge. Route directions are included in Titanic Belfast’s Walking Route Map.
Getting to Titanic Belfast by Bus (“Glider”):
Translink also operate Metro Services 26, 26A, 26B, 26C from Belfast City Centre to Titanic Belfast (buses depart Belfast city centre from outside the Belfast Welcome Centre).
Translink also operate the Belfast Glider bus service too – which connects Belfast city centre with the Titanic Quarter. There is a stop directly outside Titanic Belfast.
Getting to Titanic Belfast by Taxi:
Value Cabs (Tel: +44 (0)28 9080 9080) is the taxi partner of Titanic Belfast, and have a number of accessible taxis. Taxis can drop visitors off at the dedicated taxi drop off and pick up point on Level -1 of Titanic Belfast.
There is a freephone available in Titanic Belfast for booking your return journey.
Getting to Titanic Belfast on Foot/Wheel:
Titanic Belfast is only 2.4km (1.5 miles) away from Belfast City Centre – a very pleasant 30 minute walk on a sunny day (the Titanic Belfast Walking Route Map cab be found here). It’s a completely accessible route, with dropped kerbs where needed. There are a few very gentle cobbles/paving blocks just before Queen’s Bridge though, but if these will be a problem for you, they can be bypassed completely, by following Oxford Street instead of rolling by the river at Lanyon Quay.
Accessible Entrance to Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast has four entrances, and all have level access.
The main entrance is at the South Entrance – which has an automatic and slowly-moving revolving door (the door width clearance is 206cm).
The 3 other entrances all have automatic bi-parting doors (clearance width is either 128cm, 148cm or 178cm depending on entrance used).
The doors at the main South entrance take you to the Atrium, which has a granite floored surface.
The ticket and visitor services desks are located within the Atrium with level access (all desks have lowered counters).
Titanic Belfast has a Free Carers policy – offering a free ticket to the carer of a paying customer who requires essential assistance to visit Titanic Belfast (take proof of carer status with you though, as you may be asked for this on arrival).
Accessible Toilets at Titanic Belfast
There are accessible toilet facilities throughout Titanic Belfast:
Level -1: Entrance from car park (includes baby change facilities);
Level 0 (Atrium level);
Level 1: Gallery One (Boomtown Belfast), and also at The Andrews Gallery;
Level 2: Gallery Six (baby change facilities here too), and also at Gallery Seven; and
Level 5: Banqueting Suites
There is also an accessible toilet in the Pump House beside the SS Nomadic.
Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast has three different eating and drinking options. And all three have level access.
For more substantial meals, you should head to The Pantry restaurant (ground floor of main building), The Galley Café (also on ground floor of main building) serves hot and cold drinks and snacks – and seasonally-opening Hickson’s Point “offers an authentic 1900’s public house setting, serving up the spirit of the shipyard with traditional music, entertainment, heritage décor and locally produced food”.
Thank you – and happy travels!
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