2022 is a year of celebrations on the Maritime Mile and this Autumn is no exception as Maritime Belfast Trust, the charity responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s maritime heritage, has launched Where Belfast Begins, Maritime Belfast Story.
The exhibition celebrates the thousands of ships built here in Belfast, the many tradesmen and women, the Yardmen, the Dockers, and the innovation associated with 400 years of industry. Informed by in-depth research and engagement with neighbourhood communities, the exhibition covers many stories - about how the river was tamed, and the land reclaimed; how trade and innovation made Belfast an industrial powerhouse to the world; stories from the city’s neighbourhoods, of their livelihoods and trades, of the shops that sold everything from a needle to an anchor.
The Maritime Belfast Story Exhibition is a free outdoor experience on Queens Quay available through to mid-November
Visit www.maritime-mile.com for more information on each event and activity.