Frequently Asked Questions

What can we help you with?

I want to find historical records about people who worked at Harland and Wolff in the past.  Click here for Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).  Alternatively, the Belfast Census of 1901 and 1911 are online - if you know the name you can look up addresses in the city and look at Occupation: click here for Belfast Family History website.

I want to find photos/plans/drawings or information about ships Harland and Wolff built during its history.  Click here for Ulster Folk & Transport Museum website, our official archivist who owns the economic rights to our archived material.  There is also a fan website (not run by H&W) with some great information about the yard from the men and women who worked on it (click here).

I want to book a room at the Titanic Hotel, in what was once Harland and Wolff's Headquarters and Drawing Offices.  Click here for Titanic Hotel Belfast website.

I want a tour of the site/cranes.  Due to the nature of the heavy engineering activities on site and the risk of untrained personnel, the Harland and Wolff site is not open to the general public.  The Wee Red Tram tour takes you close to the cranes (click here) and the Titanic Boat Tour takes you near the gate of the main Building Dry Dock (click here).

I have a Harland and Wolff artefact / item of historical significance which I'd like to donate.  Please contact the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum by clicking here as they may be delighted to accept your donation and keep it safe for future generations to enjoy.  Alternatively contact Titanic Foundation Limited by clicking here as they may also appreciate a donation to one of their exhibitions.

I want to find out more about RMS Titanic / SS Nomadic.  Titanic Belfast is a world-class, purpose-built tourist attraction related to the vessel.  Not necessarily a museum, it focuses on the Titanic experience so is very interactive and works well with children and adults alike (click here).  SS Nomadic is the last surviving White Star Line vessel and you can get aboard! (click here)  The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum also have a permanent Titanic exhibition (click here).