The Titanic Belfast has been forced to extend its closure, began yesterday after storm damage to its roof.
Storm Isha first caused the damage on Tuesday 23rd January. Since then, it said further inclement weather from Storm Jocelyn has prevented safe access to its roof to assess the damage.
“The safety of the public and its staff are Titanic Belfast’s priority and as such access to the building is closed and customers are being asked not to come to the site. All prebooked customers will be notified and refunded,” it said it in a statement.
It now plans to close until next week to allow for remedial works to take place.
It is one of a series of museums forced to close this week as a result of strong winds and rain. Country Life, part of the National Museum of Ireland, was closed on Monday after a tree fell across the avenue leading to it. It has since been cleared.
Due to storm damage, NMI – Country Life is temporarily closed. A tree has fallen across the avenue leading to the Museum, making it inaccessible for visitors. Our team is working diligently to address the situation. Stay tuned for updates! #MuseumClosure #SafetyFirst #StormIsha
— National Museum of Ireland (@NMIreland) January 22, 2024
The National Famine Museum in Strokestown and Cavan’s County Museum in Ireland both announced closures this week.