The key to a Belfast break: the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Opened in 2012, it is quite simply amazing. The exterior architecture evoke is reminiscent of the hull of the famous liner with its 3000 aluminium boards. Throughout nine galleries within the Belfast port, visitors discover the story of this sea giant, from its construction in Belfast to its shipwreck in April 1912. Astonishing animations take visitors to disaster and how it unfolded in the machine rooms and first class cabins. The best bit? Have brunch or tea in the museum’s dining room, a perfect replica of that of the Titanic – it’s just a shame Leonardo isn’t on the steps of the ironic staircase!