Full steam ahead

20 April, 2010

Touring Hall
The hoardings are up outside the Touring Wall as the exhibition is prepared within.
Source: Museum Victoria

Melbourne Museum’s Touring Hall is a construction site and ticket sales have begun for Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, which opens in just a few weeks. 

Seen by more than 22 million people worldwide, this will be the exhibition’s first visit to Australia. It will feature more than 280 original artefacts salvaged from the debris field at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as well as impressive recreations of parts of the ship, including the famous Grand Staircase, First Class and Third Class Cabins, the Boiler Room and a Third Class Hallway.

Related objects from Museum Victoria’s collections will be on display, including a medal presented to the captain, officers and crew of RMS Carpathia in recognition of their rescue of over 700 of Titanic’s passengers. Another collection object, a ticket to a local fundraising dance in aid of the Titanic Memorial Fund, will illustrate how profoundly the tragedy was felt by Australians.

Coinciding with the exhibition, IMAX Melbourne will also screen Titanic 3D: Ghosts of the Abyss which explores the wreckage on the ocean floor and recovery of its artefacts.

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition will open on 14 May and run until 17 October 2010.

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