Date

17 May 2021
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Titanic: Honour & Glory exhibition

Summer holiday booking slots

The Titanic exhibition is very popular. For those who would like to visit the Art Gallery & Museum at quieter times we are offering booking slots for morning visits (10.30am – 12pm) when numbers in the Art Gallery will be limited. There is a £2 booking fee per ticket.

From 12.30pm onwards we welcome drop-in visitors with no booking needed.  Entry to the Art Gallery & Museum is free. There may be queues at busiest times.

Click here to book your morning tickets through Art Tickets

If you wish to visit the Museum Shop only you do not need to book.

If you are attending the drop-in Wednesday workshops (family activities, £4 per person) 11am – 1pm you do not need to book onto a time slot. Please make yourself known to the member of the team at the entrance to the building and they will direct you straight to the activity space.


Monday 17 May – Saturday 11  September

In this stunning exhibition Titanic: Honour & Glory, see unique artefacts from one of the largest collections of rare Titanic and White Star Line artefacts in the world, in addition to magnificent props and costumes from the 1997 James Cameron film, Titanic. Discover the story of Titanic through real artefacts and personal stories, experience the grandeur of transatlantic travel and step back into the gilded age as you view awe-inspiring examples of the ship’s luxurious interior fittings.

Voted one of the top five exhibitions in the United Kingdom by The Times, Titanic: Honour & Glory will explore her story, and those of her sister ships and their owners, the White Star Line, as well as revealing the local links of some of its passengers.

Titanic: Honour & Glory gathers together an unrivalled collection of genuine and rare artefacts from the Titanic and her sister ships.

Highlights include:

  • Beautiful china dinner plates upon which the first meals were served aboard Titanic
  • A nameplate from one of Titanic’s lifeboats
  • Rare examples of in memoriam tributes made in the aftermath of the sinking, including Titanic relief fund cheques, which were given to support the families of those who were lost
  • Glimpses of the liner’s sumptuous interior and the luxury passengers enjoyed aboard a White Star liner through rare examples from her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic
  • A selection of props from the film Titanic including some of the dresses worn by Kate Winslet and the dazzling ‘heart of the ocean’ necklace.

Please note numbers are limited due to Covid safety guidance, so please bear with us if you need to queue for entry for a little while.

Families! Download our Monsters of the Deep family trail to follow during your visit.

 


Events and activities:

Friday 28th May – Museum after Hours (online)
Tuesday 8th June – Stories from the Titanic bite size talk (online)

For families:
Pre booking essential (booking opens soon) – spaces limited, social distancing measures in place. Cost £4 per participant

Tuesday 1st June 11am – 12pm – Boat building – drama activity
Use your imagination to create a seafaring vessel, inspired by the exciting Titanic exhibition

Thursday 3rd June 11am – 1pm – Titanic 3D collage
Create your own version of the Titanic story with a raft of collage materials

During the Summer holidays:

Thursday 12 August 11am-12noon – Meet the Chefs of the Titanic family drama workshop (booking essential)

Tuesday 17 August 11am-12noon – Letters From The Past (booking essential)

Drop-in Wednesday Workshops 11am – 1pm. £4 per child, no booking required

Themes to include: 3D Titanic Collage, Titanic Print Poster (advertising the maiden voyage), Through the Porthole (a scraptastic art activity), Stick Puppets from the oceans deep, Titanic Memory Box, The Story of the Titanic (in comic strip form).

Large print labels

Due to safety guidance, we are not currently able to provide physical large print labels in the gallery so we are providing digital versions. Click on the titles below to open the relevant section’s large print label on your smart phone or tablet:

  1. Intro panel
  2. White Star Line
  3. Travelling White Star
  4. Harland and Wolff Shipbuilders
  5. The birth of a Titan
  6. Like a floating palace
  7. Practically Unsinkable
  8. 3 Million Rivets
  9. Sea Trials
  10. Maiden Voyage
  11. Sunday April 14th 1912
  12. We’ve Struck an Iceberg!
  13. Come Quick Danger
  14. Not Enough Boats for All
  15. Launching the Lifeboats
  16. Death of a Titan
  17. Recovery
  18. Repercussions
  19. FAQs
  20. Search for the Titanic
  21. Underwater Archaeology or Grave Robbing
  22. Legacy

A national touring Titanic and White Star Line exhibition.

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