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Titanic's 500k visitors

THE Titanic Belfast museum has welcomed over half a million visitors in the six months since it opened.

Canadian citizen Lynda Price, who was born in east Belfast and is the great-granddaughter of a shipyard worker, was the 500,000th visitor at the World's Largest Titanic Visitor Experience yesterday.

Along with her husband, David, and son Barry, Mrs Price was welcomed by invited guests, and entertained by the Belfast Community Gospel Choir.

The majority of visitors (65pc) were from outside Northern Ireland and the centre has welcomed tourists from 111 countries, generating significant tourism revenue for the local economy.