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Hello Maritime Mile

Date: 4 Feb 2019 - 17 Sep 2019
Time: Various
Venue: From Donegall Quay to Queen's Road

Objects along the stretch known as Maritime Mile in Belfast are ‘waking up’, and anyone with a mobile phone can strike up a conversation and hear what they have to say!

Starting at the Big Fish at Donegall Quay, people will be able to interact by text with a range of well-known maritime landmarks, finishing at the HMS Caroline at Alexandra Dock. Key ‘objects’ include:

  • Big Fish
  • Belfast Harbour
  • SS Nomadic
  • Titanic Belfast
  • The Great Light
  • HMS Caroline

The project aims engage both visitors and residents of the city to learn more about the notable landmarks that are located along the scenic riverside stretch, as well as have some fun.

Background

Hello Maritime Mile is a Smart Belfast project in partnership with Titanic Foundation, Tourism NI, Ulster University and Hello Lamp Post. 

How to play

1. Find an object
Look out for an object signposted with the yellow branding.

2. Say ‘Hello’
Send a text to 028 250 222 55 in this format:
“Hello” plus object name e.g. “Hello Big Fish”

3. You’ll soon get a reply!
Chat with the object to learn some fun facts and hear other peoples’ stories.

Please note, standard network rates apply and all messages are anonymous.

Hello Maritime Mile

Audience
Suitable for everyone

Theme
Tours