Opened in 2012, this massive museum boasts over 130,000 feet of floor space. It tells visitors the story of the Titanic with artifacts, reconstructions and even an informative high-tech ride. The museum was built in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, directly in front of where the ship was constructed.
The building’s facade is clad with 3,000 gleaming aluminum shards, treated with silver for an extra sheen. At 126 feet tall, it’s the same height as the Titanic’s hull.
Its unusual shape has four pointed outcroppings, designed to evoke the bow of the ill-fated ship. They also closely resemble an iceberg much like the one that caused the sinking, leading locals to nickname it “The Iceberg.”