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National Maritime Museum Cornwall to host major new 'Titanic' exhibition

4 December 2008 — 6 March 2009

National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be playing host to a major new exhibition from 6 March to 21 June telling the story of history’s most famous ship and her tragic sinking.


National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be playing host to a major new exhibition from
6 March to 21 June telling the story of history's most famous ship and her tragic sinking.

‘Titanic Honour and Glory' is a powerfully moving and evocative show which depicts the tragedy of the giant vessel that sank on April 15, 1912.

The exhibition features many rare artefacts from Titanic's passengers and crew including a silver pocket watch that stopped working at 02.28am, the exact time the Titanic slipped beneath the icy waters of the Atlantic. Other artefacts include a Steiff teddy bear, a good luck charm, belonging to William Moyes, the highly recognised senior engineer who struggled with many others to keep the ship afloat as long as they could.

A 18 karat Hunter pocket watch, a silver sugar dish, floor tiles, a baggage label and a solid silver cup belonging to the Titanic's Captain, Edward John Smith, in recognition of his 25 years faithful service to the White Star Line, are just a few of the rich artefacts on display.

The exhibition also brings a bit of Hollywood to Falmouth with a number of props and costumes from the James Cameron blockbuster ‘Titanic'. Kate Winslet's dress and Leonardo DiCaprio's costume are also on display and visitors to the exhibition can win the opportunity to wear the beautiful Heart of the Ocean necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the movie.

Jenny Wittamore, Assistant Curator at the Maritime Museum says: "It's incredibly exciting to be able to bring this major new exhibition to the Museum and really important to us that we extend the existing display to include local connections to this epic moment in history.

Jenny asks: "If anyone has a connection with the Titanic, we would welcome hearing from you and sharing your story as part of the new exhibition. Cornwall has a number of families who have some link to this great ship and it would be wonderful to be their voice and tell their story."

The Titanic Honour and Glory exhibition is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the White Star line and their fleet of ships which included the Olympic, Titanic and Britannic and many objects from all three ships are on display.

Please contact Jenny Wittamore on 01326 214538 or jennywittamore@nmmc.co.uk to discuss any history you may have with the Titanic