Titanic exhibition will dock into port
PUBLISHED: 14:12 28 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:12 28 January 2017
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A major touring exhibition about the ill-fated Titanic is set to dock at the Time and Tide Museum later this year, just as the epic disaster movie celebrates 20 years.
Featuring props from the James Cameron tearjerker as well as artefacts from the tragic liner, Titanic - Honour and Glory is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the White Star Line and its fleet.
Everyone from immigrants to millionaires travelled the world on the great ships - but none of the journeys were as extraordinary and poignant as the one made by the Titanic.
And from 1997 cinema goers came to love the tale through the romance of Jack and Rose boosting the careers of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
The exhibition is accompanied by a separate loan of a pocket watch from the Titanic which is being arranged with Royal Museum’s Greenwich as part of the HLF-funded Endeavour Partnership.
The watch belonged to Robert Douglas Norman who perished in the Titanic disaster on the morning of April 15, 1912, stopping as the ship went down never to mark time again.
Supplementary Titanic-related items will be sourced by the Norfolk Museums Service collections for a small exhibition and interactive area to highlight and promote the unique timepiece which will be on show at the same time as the main Titanic exhibition.
Exhibition co-ordinator Alison Fisher said the items came from a private lender based in Scotland and featured rare and previously unseen artefacts including chinaware and luxurious fittings from the Olympic and Britannic, sister ships to the Titanic.
She said she hoped the Titanic exhibition would build on the success of last summer’s Halfway to Paradise display which saw visitor numbers grow by 36pc.
Charting the birth of British rock through the camera lens of Harry Hammond the exhibition was one of the museum’s most successful yet, supported by a range of events which boosted visitors, including over 1000 school children visiting through the Seaside Rocks learning programme.
The Titanic exhibition will take up the same two galleries and runs from April to September 2017.
The current exhibition Never Had It So Good, explores how design shaped people’s lives in 1950s post war Britain, picking up on some of the same vintage themes that made the Harry Hammond display so popular.
Titanic - Honour and Glory began its UK tour in 2002 and since then has been visited by over two million people,