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Join us on the 10th & 11th Sept during European Heritage Open Day’s for a weekend celebrating heritage across the Maritime Mile. From Titanic Hotel Belfast’s 5th Birthday, exploring St Joseph’s Church & Belfast Harbour Commissioners to Photography Tours and more!

Titanic Hotel Belfast's 5th Birthday Celebrations

Call in and join the celebrations and explore the historic Drawing Offices and heritage rooms, including Lord Pirrie’s and Thomas Andrews offices. Discover the unique heritage of this iconic building, including the art, artefacts and décor influenced by the details in the original building.

Titanic Hotel

EHOD Maritime Mile Photography Tour

Are you a photographer who is on a never-ending quest to find that perfect shot? Then join us on our Maritime Mile Photography Tour as part of European Heritage Open Days Weekend.

This 90-minute photo tour will take you off the beaten track capturing some of Belfast’s heritage giants. The Maritime Mile shoot locations include the Titanic Slipways, the Great Light and the iconic H&W Headquarter Building and Drawing Offices, now Titanic Hotel Belfast. On the tour you have an opportunity to improve your photography skills by learning new tips and techniques with customised and hands-on instruction.

The Great Light

Discover St Joseph's Church

Sailortown was Belfast’s first waterfront village, originating out of the expansion and growth of Belfast industry. Its red bricked terraces were home to a thriving working class community, employed in the local warehouses, mills, the docks and other seafaring occupations.
Closed by the Diocese in 2001 despite a vigorous community Campaign to keep it open, it lay derelict until 2017.

Since then it has undergone a series of interim repairs and now operates as a community hub and venue space displaying a wealth of Heritage Material.

The church will be open on the 10th & 11th September, 10am-5pm.

St Josephs Church

Belfast Harbour Commissioners for EHOD 2022

For over 150 years, the Harbour Office has been the HQ of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the body charged with the operation, maintenance and development of Belfast Harbour. The first section of the building, designed by the Commissioner Engineer George Smith and erected at a cost of £8000 was opened in 1854. An Extension by architect William Henry Lynn was completed in 1895 at a cost of £14349. The architectural style reflects that of an Italian Palazzo.

The building will be open on the 10th & 11th September, 1pm-5pm.

belfast harbour commissioners

Sinclair Seaman's Parish Church EHOD 2022

Sinclair Seamen’s is a historic church beside the Harbour Office in Corporation Square, Belfast designed by Charles Lanyon and opened in 1857. The building which is in the Venetion style houses many maritime artefacts.

There will be a guided tour of the interior of this venetian style harbourside church, as over the years it has been decorated in a maritime theme and is a glowing tribute to the city’s seafaring tradition. The pulpit is in the shape of a prow of a ship. It is situated beside the Harbour Office in Corporation Square.

The church will be open on the 10th from 9:30am-5pm and 11th from 1pm-5pm.

sinclair seamens church

Belfast's Window on Wildlife-Wild Gardens, Birds, Bugs and Ponds

Join Belfast’s WOW for a short talk for kids and grown-ups on wild gardening in the city, how to help wildlife in your own garden & how to make a wildlife-friendly compost. Plenty of interactive and educational activities, such as pond dipping and bug hunting, and some crafty time creating bird feeders, wildflower seed bombs, etc.

Booking essential.

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