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An authentic near-replica of RMS Titanic’s ornate Grand Staircase is set to be one of the key features of in the new Titanic Belfast visitor attraction
The replica is currently being built piece by piece by a small family firm of specialist joiners in Bellaghy, Co Londonderry. The recreation, made up of 10,000 individual parts, will be the focal point of the banqueting suite at Titanic Belfast.
Given the intricacy of the design, the family firm is using materials and techniques similar to those used in the Harland & Wolff shipyard 100 years ago.
Beneath its magnificent domed glass canopy, the original staircase rose through five decks of Titanic’s First Class accommodation and remains one of the iconic images of the ship.