Revealing RMS Titanic exhibition to open in London
STILL the most famous ship of all time, Titanic is the focus of a new exhibition opening at the O2 this week 98 years after the tragedy.
Some 300 artifacts including the ship’s porthole and wheel will be on display from Friday, some having never been seen before. There will also be footage from the Titanic Expedition 2010, the eighth and most ambitious trip ever to the seabed, as part of the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
As visitors enter they will be presented with a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger who boarded the ship for its fateful journey in April 1912. They will go on a journey through the ship’s life, from how it was built to what it was like on board with the chance to see first and third class cabins, the cargo and hold rooms.
Cheryl Mure, vice president of Education for RMS Titanic, Inc said: “On that unexpected night in 1912, more than 1,500 passengers met the same fate no matter their class or place in society; a shocking ending to what was a joyous journey. Their story is our story and it is our honor and duty to share these treasures with London at such a poignant time.”
A Connections area will show visitors how the tragedy resonated through London as they look through people’s stories and find out what happened to the person on their boarding card.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is housed at The O2 Bubble in Peninsula Square, (SE10 ODX) in London, UK. The Exhibition will open on November 5th, 2010 as a limited engagement.
The O2 Bubble
Phone: 44 (0) 208 463 2000
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Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday-Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
The exhibition runs until May 2011. For tickets, see the website by clicking here.