Titanic: the exhibition in Barcelona

Posted on 28 March 2012 in Barcelona, always!

About 200 of the items that were on board the Titanic as it sank, recreations of cabins and even explanations about their design and construction are now showing at the Maritime Museum.

Visitors will transport themselves back to the past, and discover at first hand what life was like on board this ship, thanks to the original items such as the complete passenger list and first-class dining crockery.

Promotional flyer of White Star Line

Promotional flyer of White Star Line

Just in time to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, Titanic The Exhibition arrives at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. The exhibition takes the visitor back in time and lets you know how fleeting life was on the ship, from its conception and construction to the present state of the remains of nearly 4 kilometers deep North Atlantic. The nearly 200 objects, its faithful recreation of the interior rooms of transatlantic, as the cabins or the corridors of the first class, and how it reflects the true history of the ship, has become one of the exhibitions more viewed the world.

Among the original objects that we see include the list of passengers, approved and certified by the White Star Line on May 31, 1912 (the only preserved today), a piece of coal more than 2 kilos (from the No. 1 boiler room, which was in use until the last moment) or the two original letters written by the Titanic’s first officer, William Murdoch. Pieces of first class dinner, the original list of bodies recovered from the tragedy, books, letters, photos, shoes, boarding cards or chart, never exhibited before.

To perform this task informative, Titanic: The Exhibition has its own specialist, CG Wetterholm, Titanic historian for over 30 years and one of the people who participated in expeditions to rescue the remains of the ship along the nineties.

The exhibition is a production of the Titanic Foundation, which is to disseminate the history of the ship and preserve his memory.

Further information and tickets: Museu Marítim de Barcelona

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