Titanic Foundation and our Board are committed to stakeholder and community engagement. Prior to the opening of Titanic Belfast, we engaged communities in Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, working in partnership with organisations across Belfast, including Belfast City Council, W5 and Belfast Harbour Commission to deliver a twelve month city wide programme of pre-opening engagement.
Events included Titanic tea parties, Titanic dances, Titanic Ambassadors and Titanic heritage plaques throughout North, West, East and South Belfast which resulted in the whole city embracing the project.
Titanic Foundation are also represented on East Belfast Partnership ensuring that links with the neighbouring community remain strong.
In 2013, Titanic Foundation re-opened the Drawing Offices to the public and before they closed for restoration, we welcomed almost 50,000 people, demonstrating our commitment to engagement, and we love the opportunity to hear the stories of former employees.
In February 2014, we appointed a full time Destination Manager whose remit is to develop a collaborative and partnership approach across Titanic Quarter attractions and heritage assets, organising events and identifying outreach opportunities.
You can read some case studies of our community engagement opposite.