After a sold-out season in Paris, the most extensive Titanic exhibition in the world is coming to Melbourne. Feel transported back to 1912, and see over 200 artefacts recovered from the wreck site. In this experience, you’ll discover recreated ship interiors, including the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlour Suite and Verandah Café, combined with real objects rescued from the depths of the ocean. TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition will dock at Melbourne Museum from December 16 to April 14.
TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition at Melbourne Museum
The doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic is one of the most famous tragedies in modern history. It’s inspired countless films, books and songs, including the legendary 1997 film by James Cameron. Now, you’re invited to collect your boarding pass, step on board, and gain an insight into the personal stories of the unfortunate passengers and crew.
“Tragedy, heroism, sacrifice, survival and loss — these are themes the Titanic evokes which continue to resonate today, with people of all ages across the globe,” said Lynley Crosswell, Museums Victoria CEO & Director.
In this exhibition, you’ll learn the stories and see the possessions of those on board. See the stark class divisions that existed on the ship and learn all about the ship’s innovative engineering. Touch an iceberg that’s the same freezing temperature as the waters on that fateful night. Then, contemplate the legacy of the ‘unsinkable Titanic‘ and think about the unforeseen consequences of technological progress.
This blockbuster exhibition is sailing for Melbourne, after making waves in the USA and Paris. Check it out from December 16.