The most visited travelling exhibition in the world
- The exhibition
- The original objects of the TITANIC
- The real history of the boat
- Reconstructed parts of the TITANIC
In the fatal early hours of April 15th 1912, the Titanic, the biggest ship ever built by man, sank in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg, claiming the lives of 1495 people. The whole world was stunned when the terrible news was heard.
101 years later, Titanic the Exhibition, comprising nearly 200 original objects from the Titanic and numerous life-size reproductions of the inside rooms, takes place in Värmekyrkan in Norrköping, Sweden.
Moving and suitable for all ages, the exhibition will submerge you in an unforgettable journey to the past by means of which you will get to know what the ephemeral life on board the ill-fated transatlantic was like; from its inception and construction through to the current state of the remains, lying nearly 4 kilometres down on the seabed.
By visiting the eight halls comprising the most visited travelling exhibition in the world, you will get to know the uncountable stories of heroism that took place on board first-hand, like Molly Brown's story, and the most human side to the tragedy, as never seen before.
Come and make the glory yours, and the most famous tragedy of shipping history too.
Titanic The Exhibition also features an individual sound system included in the entrance fee, which, with voices, music and sound effects, guides visitors around the exhibition, submerging them further still, if possible, in the true history of the Titanic.
Titanic The Exhibition Titanic The Exhibition will remain in Norrköping for a limited time: from April 30th to September 8th 2013.
The original objects of the TITANIC
You will find around 200 original objects from the ship at Titanic The Exhibition. When sailing through these exhibits at Titanic The Exhibition, you will be able to enjoy one of the biggest and best collections from the ship in the world.
Documents, images and countless "bits" of the Titanic and its passengers wait for you to help bridge the gap between the past and the present; a union by means of which you will feel the Titanic as you have never done before.
These objects, among which there is part of the first class stairway, letters written by the First Officer William Murdoch whilst aboard the transatlantic, or the jewel that inspired James Cameron to film "Titanic", are the only voices that are able to narrate what life on Titanic was like, as well as its sinking, now that there are no survivors remaining. They are the echoes which will move you and make you understand the true human dimension of the tragedy of the Titanic.
The real history of the boat
The history of the Titanic is legendary; but to depict it in its maximum splendour and to create TitanicTheExhibition, it was necessary to leave false believes about the ship to one side and separate the fiction from what actually happened on-board.
In order to do so, TitanicTheExhibition has its own specialist, namely Claees G. Wetterholm, the prestigious Titanic historian who has been researching the Titanic for over 40 years and is one of the people who took part on the expeditions to the remains of the ship throughout the decade of the 90's.
Thanks to his research work we have been able to track the true history of the Titanic, with a high level of accuracy and with all its strength and feeling. Therefore, visiting the exhibition is an unforgettable tour of the ephemeral life of the ship, from its conception and construction, through to the current conditions of its remains, nearly 4 kilometres below the surface of the North Atlantic. On this journey up to 1912, you will get to know what the short life of the Titanic was like, its rooms, the people who travelled and worked on it, the fatal crash with the iceberg and its sinking, the rescue of the survivors or the research committees, among others.
Reconstructed parts of the TITANIC
So that our visitors can truly "sail" aboard the ship on an unforgettable journey into the past, back to 1912, Musealia has made a number of realistic, spectacular reconstructions of the inner rooms of the ship, based on the available information.
Thus, when boarding Titanic The Exhibition, you will feel like a real passenger, understanding first hand what it really meant to travel on the Titanic.
You will start your journey around the exhibition by entering up a reconstruction of the first class passenger gangway, before walking along the first class corridor, you will also be amazed by the grandeur of the Grand Prow Staircase of the ship and will be able to contemplate the impressive, life-size bulkhead doors that made evacuation tasks possible. Moreover, you will be able to walk around one of the most luxurious cabins on the Titanic and also the most basic, a third class cabin, and you will even be able to touch a real iceberg!