Last chance to experience RMS Titanic

August 31, 2017 by  

Residents of Randwick are able to experience life as passengers on the ill-fated ship Titanic.

The infamous ship sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Since April this year, Titanic artefacts have been exhibited at the Byron Kennedy Hall in the EQ, Moore Park, near Randwick.

Over 375 items are on display at the exhibition. Some date from before Titanic sank, some are from her sister ship RMS Olympic and some were salvaged from Titanic’s resting place two miles beneath the sea.

Also on display are items from the 1997 James Cameron film about the disaster, including a necklace called the Heart of the Ocean created for the film. In addition, the exhibition features reconstructions of the ship’s Grand Staircase and staterooms, and part of the iceberg.

Great care has been taken with the details, from the iceberg to the special printing services used to reproduce boarding passes, menus, stationery and letterheads. Each visitor to the exhibition is given a unique boarding pass containing the name of a real passenger from the ship’s voyage.

Touring the exhibition takes an hour and a half, at the end of which visitors reach the Memorial Gallery, where they can find out what happened to the passenger whose boarding pass they carry.

The exhibition runs until Friday, September 22. Tickets start at $18 and are available from the Titanic Exhibition website.