At the weekend, I took my children to visit the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall.
It’s a great museum, if you get the chance to visit – do.
They have a temporary exhibition on until July about the Titanic. I did enjoy the film Titantic (with Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio) and they had a few props from the film on display too as well as lots of information on the ship and it’s owners.
When you go into the museum, you are giving a Titanic boarding pass, and on it is listed one of the passengers or crew. When you get to the exhibition, you can then find out more about your passenger – find out why they were travelling, and see if they survived. Well, there was I thinking I’d get a nobody – a third class passenger who drowned.
Oh no. Not me. I got the crew member who was steering the ship when it hit the iceberg!! (And yes, he survived!!!).
Anyway, here are some pictures:
Blue dress worn by Kate Winslet and costume by Leonardo Di Caprio.
Another dress worn by Kate Winslet. Her costumes looked quite plain in real life – but they were still gorgeous.
This is a model of the Titanic wreck found on the sea bed. You can clearly see where the iceberg hit.
Also interesting to see that the owners of the Titantic never said the ship was unsinkable. They said it was “practically unsinkable.” Glad we have that straight ;o)