The Titanic Museum allows people to travel back in time to one of the greatest tragedies in world history, and encourages visitors to investigate the lives and deaths of the passengers that boarded the ship in 1912. The world's largest Titanic attraction, the museum covers the construction and sinking of the ship, as well as the Hollywood side of the historical tragedy. Five million people have visited the museum, and the Titanic Historical Society accredits that it is worth a visit for you and your family as well.
When you are walking into the museum you are literally
walking onto the Titanic because the entire museum is a replica of the ship.
Including the iceberg on the outside of the scaled to size “ship building”, the
museum incorporates accurate replicas such as the grand staircase, which cost 1 million dollars to construct. Over top of the staircase is the
large glass dome originally seen on the Titanic. Workers are dressed like
people that would have worked on the Titanic, and act as guides or even
cashiers that will speak appropriate to the time and can share additional
The museum captures the
true essence of the ship and time period by giving each person that goes to the
museum a card at the beginning of their excursion. The card includes the name,
age, gender, class, and job of the person that was aboard the Titanic. While
you’re in the museum, you are that person. Taking their identity, you are able
to witness what it would be like to have been in 1st, 2nd,
or 3rd class on the Titanic, and are able to see the fate of the
person that you were assigned.
Besides having this new
identity, the museum offers other exhibits and experiences to make the
attraction more accurate. Visitors can shovel “coal” in a room designed to be
the boiler room of the ship. There is also an exhibit where people can try to
climb the different slopes that the ship was at during its sinking, and then
feel how cold 28 degree water is, accompanied by the temperature of the room
dropping and the iceberg in the center of the room for them to touch.
Not only does the museum
highlight the tragedy, but it also highlights the Hollywood side that Titanic
created. In the museum there are props used to film the Titanic movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio
and Kate Winslet. Within this exhibit, you will be able to see clothing worn by
the cast as well.
The Titanic Museum
commemorates the lives lost at sea during the sinking and gives visitors the opportunity to do so as well.