Titanic at the O2

Titanic at the O2

Eerie recreations of life on board the world’s most famous ship will go on display at London’s O2 arena when Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition opens next month. Visitors will be able to see what life was like on board the world’s largest ship (such as the first class cabin pictured above) before it collided with an iceberg and sank with the loss of more than 1500 lives.

It’s 98 years since the liner attempted its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, but the exhibition hopes to take visitors back to 1912 as soon as they arrive, as they are handed a replica of a boarding pass and taken through recreations of the ship’s cabins, boiler room and cargo holds.

Exhibits picked to tell the human stories of those on board include perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, the ship’s porthole, wheel and telegraph, and even a pocket watch belonging to a passenger from first class quarters.

“Over the past 15 years, more than 22 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major cities worldwide – from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to Dublin. We could not think of a more amazing location to share this never before seen footage to the world – and debut 14 new artefacts” said Cheryl Mure, Vice President of Education for RMS Titanic, Inc, the company which owns the rights to recover objects from the ship’s wreck.

Visits to the wreck continue to this day, and while the ship is unlikely to ever be raised, the next plan is to virtually map the wreckage on the seabed.

For more information visit www.TitanicLondon.co.uk

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