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Melbourne Museum’s Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition Makes a Grand Entrance



Melbourne Museums Titanic Exhibition Makes a Grand Entrance

With support from the Allan Labor Government, the Melbourne Museum’s exclusive Artefact Exhibition is scheduled to open tomorrow and is anticipated to draw thousands of visitors. This exhibition, which runs until April 14, 2024, features more than 200 artifacts that have been retrieved from the sea floor. Carefully reconstructed ship interiors, such as the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlour Suite, and Verandah Café, complement the artifacts.

After a fully booked run in Paris, the exhibition travels to Melbourne with more than 30 million views worldwide. The event’s 2010 Melbourne run attracted an astounding 465,000 attendees.

The Titanic’s enduring fascination and personal tales of loss keep audiences informed and enthralled more than a century after the tragedy. The narratives include well-known Australian tales like the lifeboat-rowing heroics of stewardess Evelyn Marsden and the legacy of engineer Arthur McRae, after whom a suburb on the Mornington Peninsula is named.

The items, which were retrieved by RMS Titanic, Inc., the only organization authorized to carry out such recoveries, were found four kilometers beneath the North Atlantic Sea. They included a window frame from the Verandah Café, luggage, china, jewelry, and a sealed vintage champagne bottle from 1900.

With a boarding pass, all visitors to the exhibition will be able to board the ship and engage with a touchable iceberg that replicates the temperature of the water at night, peruse artifacts, and hear personal stories from the crew and passengers. Every component of the display is intended to guide visitors through the events leading up to that fateful night.

This exhibition joins the Australian-only season of Groundhog Day The Musical, the Australian Open, the NGV Triennial, the BBC Earth Experience, and the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne’s incredible summer event lineup.

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