On the fateful morning of 15 April 1912, the Titanic sunk in the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg. The disaster claimed the lives of 1,495 people.
More than 100 years on, Titanic the Exhibition—with over 200 real objects and replicas of the spaces inside the ship—has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, immersing them in an unforgettable and emotional journey to the past.
From the conception and construction of the ship through to the current state of the wreck, at a depth of almost 4 kilometres, the exhibition provides first-hand experience of the ship’s history, showing both the factual dimension of events and the human aspect of the tragedy like never before.
Titanic the Exhibition brings together around 200 original objects. These include documents and images that were on board, were rescued from the shipwreck or even sunk to the bottom of the sea. They are complemented by many other objects donated by family members of the 2,207 people present on the ship’s fateful maiden voyage.
The objects on display include part of the first-class staircase, the letters written by the First Officer William Murdoch on board the transatlantic ship and the jewel whose story inspired James Cameron’s filming of Titanic.
All the objects have been carefully selected by the pre-eminent Titanic historian Claes G. Wetterholm. Wetterholm was a member of the expeditions to the shipwreck during the 1990s to reveal the least known aspects of the Titanic’s history: the story of its passengers and crew. Each object tells of a personal story, a life to be remembered.
The exhibition also includes a number of realistic replicas of the spaces inside the transatlantic liner, such as the passenger gangway, the cabins and the luxurious first-class corridors. The replicas are one of the star attractions of this unforgettable exhibition designed for all members of the public.