New Titanic Conference Venue & Visitor Centre Promoted by the Great Granddaughter of a Titanic Engineer at AIME

The great granddaughter of a Titanic engineer from Belfast will be visiting the IRELAND stand at AIME this year to promote the birthplace of the Titanic along with the new visitor centre and 1,000 seat conference venue; Titanic Belfast, ‘The World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience’.

With the centenary of Titanic fast approaching, Susie Millar is preparing to pay tribute to her great grandfather, Thomas Millar who lost his life on the Titanic at the age of 33. He was travelling on Titanic as part of the White Star Line crew in order to start a new life in New York. When he said goodbye to his two young sons on the quayside in Belfast, he gave them each two new pennies with the instruction not to spend them until they were all reunited in America. On learning of his father’s drowning, his then five year old son vowed not to part with the two coins and they remain in the Millar family to this day.

Susie Millar is a Titanic author, tour guide and lecturer and will be promoting Titanic Belfast, along with her own walking tour: Titanic Tours Belfast during AIME.

Titanic Belfast, a new £97million visitor attraction, which opens on 31st March tells the Titanic story from the point of view of those who designed and built her. Titanic Belfast is an iconic six-floor building featuring nine interpretive galleries and is the world’s largest Titanic exhibition. The building will also house temporary exhibits, a 1,000 seat banqueting suite, education and community facilities, catering and retail space and a basement car park. Visitors will learn about the construction of RMS Titanic and the wide and rich story of Northern Ireland’s industrial and maritime heritage.


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