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Titanic Distillers at Thompson Dock

Thompson Dock, Queen's Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT3 9DT
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Visit Titanic Distillers - Belfast's first working whiskey distillery in almost 90 years.

Join us for an experience to remember in the historic Titanic Pumphouse, located in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter in a listed building which first opened in 1911 to service and accommodate the White Star transatlantic liners Olympic and Titanic. Now, years later, visitors will listen to the story of Belfast’s whiskey tradition, view the distillery’s three Forsyth’s stills overlooking the original Gwynne pumping engines and enjoy the opportunity to admire the original pump equipment and historical features of a building beautifully restored and retained.

We have four tours available to visitors, including:

Dock Tour  -  A unique outdoor opportunity to explore the site where Titanic last rested on dry ground before her maiden voyage. Brought to life through a 60 minute guided tour, you'll discover the incredible history of a site soaked in memories. Experience the conditions and scale of the engineering project that produced the largest ship the world had ever seen. 

Signature Tour - The Titanic Distillers Signature Tour is a fully guided experience of the Distillery and historic Pumphouse, followed by a sensory experience and tasting of award-winning Irish spirits. Journey back in time and explore how the building, which was once famed for its feat of engineering, has now become home to the Titanic Distillery. Be guided through the distillation process, before a sensory tasting experience of award-winning Irish spirits. 

Premium Tour - The Titanic Distillers Premium Tour brings the stories of Thompson Dock's rich heritage to life, while showcasing the ongoing innovations of the working distillery. This tour combines elements of both the Dock and Signature tours, with a sensory tasting experience of the award-winning spirits included.

Legacy Tour - Take an extended tour of Titanic Distillers at Thompson Dock to gain a deeper insight into the history and stories of this unique site. On this tour, expert guides lead you around our historic home, taking in the Pumphouse, Distillery, Thompson Graving Dock and the floating mezzanine distillery floor, before a very special visit to the original Gwynne Pumps, located three levels beneath the distillery. Tastings of premium spirits are included throughout the tour, and guests will receive exclusive Titanic Distillers gifts to take home. This tour is limited to five people per tour.

For more information or to book a tour, visit For larger group bookings, email

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Dock Tour£10.00 per ticket
Legacy Tour£100.00 per ticket
Premium Tour£40.00 per ticket
Signature Tour£25.00 per ticket

For information on tour groups and tour operator pricing, please contact the bookings team by emailing

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 19:00

* Last admission 17:30

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Foot - Titanic Distillers at Thompson Dock is 2.4km (1.5) miles away from Belfast City Centre (25-30 minute walk).

By Car - Vehicles approaching Belfast on the M1 or M2 should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport M3, take the first exit for Titanic Quarter.

Car parking spaces are within 100 yards of the Visitor Centre, spaces are on a first come first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. 


Public Transport Directions

By Bus or Glider - The G2 Glider Service connects Belfast City centre to the Titanic Quarter. The service picks up in the city centre at May Street (St George's Market), May Street (City Hall), Wellington Place, Chichester Street and Customs House Square.

From these stops the route to Titanic Quarter is Odyssey > Titanic > Thompson Dry Dock. This is the stop for the Distillery & Dry Dock Tour.

By Train - Translink operate regular train services to belfast city centre. The best route is to depart at Great Victoria Street then use the G2 Glider service from Wellinton Place to Thompson Dry Dock. 

From Airports - The distillery is located a short 5 -10 minute car journey from Belfast City Airport and approx 30 minute drive from Belfast International Airport. Dublin Airport is approx 90 minutes' drive, with regular bus service and car hire available.

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