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Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4499

Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story

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To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling exhibition explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. This exhibition is part of the Liverpool and the World exhibition series, part-funded by the European Union.

The exhibition features previously unseen collections of international significance including material from Merseyside Maritime Museum's extensive archives. It complements the museum's permanent gallery, the hugely popular Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress.

Highlights include:
- The only known surviving first class ticket for the Titanic.
- Letters from passengers
- Many photos, including J Bruce Ismay and crew survivors returning to Liverpool
- An original copy of the British inquiry proceedings
- Original Harland and Wolff lifeboat blueprints
- Telegrams from the rescue ship Carpathia
- Unique insights from the key personalities

Told from perspectives of key personalities in the drama, the exhibition gives a unique insight into events surrounding the launch, voyage, the sinking and its aftermath. This is an incredible story told from a Liverpool angle.

Among the many featured personalities are:
- J Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, who controversially survived the disaster in one of the last lifeboats to leave the stricken liner.
- Former Crosby resident Captain Edward Smith, the veteran master approaching retirement when he went down with his ship.
- Chief Officer Henry Wilde, Liverpool-born, who lived in Walton.
- Fred Fleet, abandoned as a child in Liverpool, was the lookout who spotted the iceberg. He survived after taking charge of a lifeboat.
- Passenger Gladys Cherry, who survived the sinking and gave a moving first-hand account of the moment the liner struck the iceberg.
- Fireman Fred Barrett, who escaped from the ship's boiler room number 6.
- Passenger Millie Brown who describes the experience of leaving the stricken ship in a letter written on board the Carpathia.
- Able Seaman Thomas Jones, who took charge of number 8 lifeboat and described the rescue of passengers by the Carpathia

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Opening Times

Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story (30 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 10am - 5pm daily

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