Published: 12th January 2017

Local Community Groups Enjoy Titanic Belfast on Citizens’ Day


RNIB NI 2   Small Steps  Avoniel over 50’s

On Sunday 8th January more than 30 community groups from across Belfast had the opportunity to enjoy a day out at the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast, as part of its NI Citizens’ Day.
Having recently been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards, Titanic Belfast, to say thank you for the support in 2016, in partnership with Q Radio Network, gave away 2,000 complimentary tickets to the Titanic Experience on Sunday past.

Titanic Foundation, working with Titanic Belfast, secured an additional 500 tickets to be circulated to the local community, which included RNIB, Avoniel’s Over 50’s, Short Strand, Youth Initiative West Belfast, Upper Springfield Trust and Engage with Age. These groups consisted of families, young people, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.

Kerrie Sweeney, Chief Executive of Titanic Foundation, said, “Citizens’ Day is a fantastic initiative and a great way for people to engage in something as a whole family or community group, and enjoy it whatever their age. Feedback from the groups has been very positive and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to offer a wonderful, multi-sensory experience that is accessible for all.”

Charlene from RNIB NI, said, “Citizen’s Day was a very enjoyable and interesting day. Thanks to Titanic Foundation and Titanic Belfast for the tickets – the day made such a difference for our group with sight loss and helped us feel connected.”

Tim Husbands MBE, Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, said, “Home is where the heart is for Titanic Belfast. We recognise that Northern Ireland got behind us in our bid to become ‘King of the World’ at the World Travel Awards, from the public, industry partners, well-known personalities, politicians, sports stars and businesses. Tickets to our Citizens’ Day  was our way of showing our appreciation and we were pleased to extend this with Titanic Foundation to local community groups as part of our Year of Access. We hope the local community groups and our other local guests enjoyed the Titanic Experience.”

Titanic Belfast generated £105 million in additional tourism spend for the Northern Ireland economy in its first three years and sustained around 893 jobs each year in the wider economy. It is also currently recruiting for 60 new positions for its front of house team for the busy season ahead. To find out more about what’s on offer at Titanic Belfast, visit