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Titanic Belfast hosts after hours tour of new artefacts for children’s cancer charity

Titanic Belfast held an exclusive, after hours visit for families supported by Cancer Fund for Children, to see a range of new artefacts on loan to the award-winning experience.

Over 100 guests attended the Titanic Belfast event, spending time together outside of the world of cancer where they could enjoy the Titanic Experience and the new artefacts at their own pace.

On behalf of the lender of the artefacts, Titanic Belfast also made a donation to Cancer Fund for Children.

We are completely blown away by the generosity of Titanic Belfast and the artefact lender for their donation and for hosting this incredible event which was created to give the families we support a break from the world of cancer.

The new artefacts at Titanic Belfast help connect guests with the past and it was great for our families to feel involved in this slice of local history.

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children

We were delighted to be able to make a donation to Cancer Fund for Children earlier this year in lieu of receiving a historically significant collection of artefacts on loan from a private lender, enabling the charity to continue the vital work they do in supporting families affected by cancer. It has been our pleasure to host this special visit to the Titanic Experience to give some of those families and staff the chance to relax, enjoy family time together and create lasting memories.

Judith Owens MBE, Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast has been on our family bucket list for 5 years now so this experience has been really lovely. We went a long time ago but the kids were too young to remember so we’re delighted to come to this event and make some fun memories.

Mum Karen, whose family we have been privileged to support

The collection of new artefacts are on display following the world-class visitor attraction’s recent refreshment programme which allows visitors to completely immerse themselves as the iconic story of Titanic is told as never before, and includes an original Fosbery lifejacket, one of only six remaining deck chairs from RMS Titanic and the world-famous violin belonging to the ship’s hero musician Wallace Hartley, described as one of the rarest and most iconic objects of the 20th century.

There are also a number of artefacts that have never been on public display before including a plan of the First-Class accommodation, five original photographs from Titanic’s launch on 31st May 1911 as well as items belonging to Malcolm Joakim Johnson – including his personal pocket watch and manifest ticket which is stamped 10th April 1912.

You can find out more about Titanic Belfast by visiting their website titanicbelfast.com.