Ulster Folk and Transport Museum are displaying an album of rare images of Titanic and Olympic. The images show Titanic’s launch and departure from Belfast, and passenger life aboard the Olympic from the same time. Some of the images are available here on the Guardian website, and the museum opening details are here on their website.
Albion House, the striking red and white striped White Star Line headquarters in Liverpool is in the process of being converted into a Titanic-themed hotel. A brief glimpse of progress was allowed at an open day in March. A White Star flag was hoisted for the occasion.
The original ceiling in the main reception area (right), and cast iron pillars which reputedly saved the building from total destruction after a direct hit from a second world war bomb.
One of the rooms – dedicated to Wallace Hartley.
The décor and furnishings are a very modern take on traditional styles.
The well cared for First World War memorial remains in the main hallway.
Plans are for a phased opening beginning in April.
(originally posted in early March 2014 – transition of from web page to blog posts page in July 2014)