An Exhibition about the disaster when 133 people lost their lives when the Princess Victoria sank

3 January 2019 - 28 January 2019

Donaghadee Heritage Preservation Company present this exhibition on the Sir Samuel Kelly Project and the sinking of the “Princess Victoria”.

Come and find out more about this disaster when 133 people lost their lives when the Princess Victoria sank off Northern Ireland’s coast in January 1953.  Lots of fascinating articles to be seen.

 

Donaghadee Heritage Preservation Company present this exhibition on the Sir Samuel Kelly Project and the sinking of the “Princess Victoria”.

Come and find out more about this disaster when 133 people lost their lives when the Princess Victoria sank off Northern Ireland’s coast in 1953. It was one of the UK’s worst post-war sea tragedies yet today the terrible loss is barely remembered by the wider public.

The car ferry Princess Victoria sank in a ferocious gale off the Co Down coast on January 31, 1953.The roll-on roll-off ferry went down with only 44 survivors — all men — out of 177 people who set out that stormy morning on the short crossing from Scotland.

3 January 2019 - 28 January 2019

Opening Times

  • 9.30am – 5pm Monday - Saturday

Prices

  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address Ards Visitor Information Centre 31 Regent Street Newtownards BT23 4AD
  • Telephone (028) 9182 6846
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