Published: 26th April 2018

Wanted: Titanic Belfast Seeks Junior Explorers during its Maritime May celebrations!

27 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

As part of its Maritime May celebrations, Titanic Belfast is once again on the lookout for its latest recruits – two child reviewers for 2018/19!

The two lucky winners will find gainful employment and get to experience all Titanic Belfast has to offer for free – for an entire year – whilst casting their eye over its child friendly offering to ensure it remains world-class. And the best bit – parents and siblings get to tag along to the world’s largest Titanic Experience too, which has now welcomed over 4.4 million visitors from all over the world.

If your child is …

– Inquisitive
– Enthusiast
– Over the age of 5 and under the age of 13 (as of June 2018)
– with a nose for a story
– as well as an interest in Belfast’s history, the sea or Titanic’s story!

they could be Titanic Belfast’s next Junior Explorer and get to review the experience, its family trail, meet its mascots, hop on board SS Nomadic, enjoy Afternoon Tea and be the first to experience its Magical Christmas Experience.

This is just one of the activities going on at Titanic Belfast this May, on top of exploring the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her. Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic will also hosting Maritime May, celebrating Belfast’s maritime heritage, including:-

  • May Day Bank Holiday Weekend (5th – 7th May)
    Discover more history at Titanic Belfast this bank holiday – meet the mascots, join a period writing workshop and follow Titanic Belfast’s Explorer Trail, which enables children to experience the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic and SS Nomadic.
  • Titanic Maritime Festival (19th – 20th May)
    From a Big Titanic Pop-up Picnic, an artisan street food market to live music, games, interactive exhibits and roving performers along the new Maritime mile, Titanic Foundation and Titanic Belfast has lots planned.
  • BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend and Bank Holiday Fun (25th – 28th May)
    Titanic Belfast, hosts of the BBC Biggest Weekend, will be getting into the festival spirit with festival flag and badge making for kids.
  • Launch Day (31st May – 4th June)
    Hop aboard SS Nomadic to celebrate the anniversary of RMS Titanic’s launch and the day SS Nomadic left Belfast, when over 100,000 spectators lined the Lagan. Mark the occasion in true party style with face-painting, games, postcard and badge making as well as meet characters from that era on board.
  • Local History Month Trail (May)
    For adults, there will also be local history trail throughout the month, which will help unearth unknown stories of Belfast’s maritime heritage.

To enter, visit Titanic Belfast or  download the form from, getting your child or you  (depending on age) to specify why they should be the Junior Explorer and return it by email to or by post to Junior Explorer, Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast, BT39EP before 18th May 2018. The winners will be announced just in time for their first assignment in June.