It has been a century since the unsinkable Titanic struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage and disappeared into the icy waters of the Atlantic. As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sole voyage, people fascinated by the story of the ill-fated luxury liner can dive into her legacy through RMS Titanic, Inc.’s interactive exhibitions currently running in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, Kansas City, Houston, Detroit and Atlanta.
“Each of us can relate to the passengers aboard Titanic and the retelling of her story feeds our curiosity time and again,” says Alexandra Klingelhofer, VP of Collections for RMS Titanic, Inc. “As we look back a century later, we realize the importance of Titanic’s legacy and remain compelled to bring people inside the story and share the mysteries that surround her sinking.”
Meanwhile, for millions of Titanic fans around the world, the city that built the most famous ship on the planet is now Europe’s new must-see destination. (Read: Titanic Belfast Ready to Get Launched)
And Sea Research Foundation, operator of Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., previewed its new exhibit — Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below — at the Mystic Aquarium’s newly renamed Ocean Exploration Center Exhibit Hall. (Read: Titanic 12,450 Feet Below Opens at Mystic Aquarium)
As salvor-in-possession of Titanic, RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is claimed to be the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic and its exhibitions are the only places to authentically experience this historic tragedy first hand, says the company.[ Also Read: Titanic in 3D Sneak Preview Movie Events ]
With an aim to chronicle Titanic’s gripping story, RMS Titanic, Inc. has recovered more than 5,500 artifacts from the ocean floor over the course of eight separate research and recovery expeditions to the ship’s final resting place 2.5 miles below the surface.
At any of the six exhibitions, visitors will see a varied range of artifacts from everyday china service and flatware to passenger’s jewelry and personal papers; from gaming chips and currency to sections of Titanic’s hull and decorative sections from her famed Grand Staircase.
RMS Titanic, Inc. is also showcasing the largest piece of the Titanic ever recovered – the ‘Big Piece’ – at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Las Vegas. This 15-ton piece of Titanic’s starboard hull was raised 12,500 feet from the ocean floor and took more than 80 years, and two attempts, to surface.
In addition to authentic artifacts, each exhibition offers a variety of its own unique experiences including dinner shows, actors in period costumes portraying Titanic personalities who provide guided tours, demonstrations of replica radios, detailed models of the ship and wreck site, room recreations and more.