On 31 January 1953 the car ferry MV Princess Victoria sank in heavy seas off the County Down coast.

With a loss of 135 passengers and crew, it remains the worst shipping disaster in the history of the province.

Join author Stephen Cameron as he discusses the fateful events that led to the sinking, remembering those who perished, and the heroic rescue efforts in which 44 people were saved.

Terms and conditions

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, so please check all details carefully when booking.
  • Please be advised that under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Dates and times
North Down Museum

FREE (pre-booking essential)


Getting to Princess Victoria Disaster Talk

54.653204616251, -5.6682069

North Down Museum

Town Hall
Castle Park Avenue
BT20 4BT
United Kingdom

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