As people picked up their morning papers on April 15th, 1912, they came face to face with the tragic sinking of the Titanic, the largest cruise ship in the world, known by many to be seemingly ‘unsinkable.’
Since that day, Titanic has been shrouded in mystery. Stories, documentaries and films fascinate the public with details about her dark demise, and the ship remains an ethereal ghost in the history of modern society.
Over a century later, Titanic: The Exhibition takes its audience right back to embark on the journey of the beautiful ship, from her construction by humble Irish hands to her final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Currently in Sydney, Australia, the exhibition is incredible. From the moment you step through the doors and the Steward hands you a ticket with details of an actual passenger on board, you leave 2017 behind and embark on your own adventure.
The exhibition is a self -guided walk-through style. Each room and passageway is adorned with information and artifacts that tell the story of Titanic. Beginning with its inception, you can see everything from builder’s tools to diagrams and contracts of the White Star Line.
As you make your way past priceless pieces of furniture and relics, some pulled from the bottom of the ocean, you’re immersed in another world. See full re-creations of rooms and hallways, walk the promenade deck, get a photo on the infamous Grand Staircase, and experience Titanic as she was meant to be, luxury cruise ship made to delight and indulge.
The lights dim as the night of April 14 falls upon the exhibit. The air grows cold, and you’re thrust into the frantic final moments of the most well known ship in history. There is even a real iceberg for you to touch, and feel the reality of that freezing, black night in the middle of the Atlantic.
The tale is not all doom and gloom though. Just as Jack and Rose experienced the love of a lifetime on the ship, so too did many of her real passengers, and you can read about them all as you wander about.
Each individual on Titanic, whether in the extravagant first class, or the modest bunkrooms of steerage, has their own stories of young love, loss, survival and new beginnings, rooted firmly in the fabric of Titanic’s narrative.
This exhibit reminds you that it’s not the fancy crockery or luxurious staterooms that make Titanic such a monumental bookmark in history, but the passengers, the people, that give her story such depth and emotion.
Finally, as your journey ends, discover the fate of your passenger, and learn about how the disaster has permeated popular culture, with costumes, dresses and props from James’ Cameron’s blockbuster film. The exhibit is an unforgettable, immersive experience. Suitable for all ages it is currently running in Sydney Australia until the 30th of June, 2017.
However, if you’re not able to make it down under, we also have a brilliant tour available, so you can still get your historical fix, including the Belfast Titanic Experience from Dublin and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.