Visit the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition

The Melbourne Museum has recently debuted one of its most exciting historical exhibits, the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition. Featuring over 200 real artifacts and long-lost tales of Titanic survivors, visitors will learn important details about the ill-fated voyage of 1912.

Following popular tours in both Paris and the USA, the exhibition has now sailed into the waters of Melbourne. It’s displayed in the Melbourne Museum’s Touring Hall, designated for world-touring exhibitions, allowing Melbourne citizens to get a greater understanding of fascinating world history.

So, whether you’re a long-time member of the Melbourne Museum or a first-time visitor, the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition is a must-see. Don’t wait to plan your visit so you can discover the intricate details about what led to one of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century.

About the Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum pays homage to Australia’s rich, vibrant life and the city of Melbourne. With a mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Melbourne Museum covers centuries of Australian history and the origins of the city of Melbourne.

The Museum was named the Best Tourist Attraction at the Australian Tourism Awards in 2012. Guests can explore diverse galleries covering different areas of Australian history, ranging from the country’s natural environment to the first peoples of Victoria.

One of the most beloved galleries of the Melbourne Museum is the Forest Gallery, known as the “living heart” of the Museum. The gallery features a rich rainforest-like habitat with living birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other fauna. It’s a fan favorite for both kids and adults!

The Science and Life Gallery also features displays about the origins of animals, insects, and human biology in Australia. One of the highlights of this gallery is the most complete Triceratops ever discovered, named Horridus.

Visitors eager to learn about the first peoples of Victoria will enjoy visiting the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The gallery is a living history of the ongoing traditions and knowledge of the Koorie people and other aboriginal cultures within Australia.

Other amazing galleries like the Melbourne Gallery cover the history and present-day of Victoria’s capital city. Plus, the Children’s Gallery, the Te Pasifika Gallery, and an IMAX screen featuring historical films each provide amazing experiences to learn more about Australia and Melbourne.

Finally, the Touring Hall features a rotation of exciting touring exhibitions, including the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition.

About the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition

Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition. Grand Staircase in Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition
Grand Staircase in Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition portrays a tale of epic proportions, covering the unique details of the sinking of the Titanic. The exhibition has been staged by the RMS Titanic, Inc., the only organization authorized to explore the Titanic wreck and conserve its artifacts. So, the exhibit promises to be outstanding and factually accurate.

RMS Titanic, Inc.’s president, Jessica Sanders, and the resident historian, James Penca, oversee the exhibition to ensure accuracy and to provide insight into the guests and the world of the Titanic.

The Titanic is an emotional story and a fascinating one in our world’s history. More than 100 years after the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, Australians will get the chance to experience a fascinating tour with an audio guide narrating the events of April 14, 1912.

Four reasons to visit the Melbourne Museum’s Titanic Exhibit 

1. Discover over 200 genuine artifacts

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition in Melbourne Museum
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition in Melbourne Museum

There are over 200 real artifacts featured in the exhibit salvaged from the sea floor. Recovered by the RMS Titanic, Inc., these artifacts will give visitors an insight into the lives of the guests aboard the Titanic. Artifacts include unopened bottles of champagne, perfume bottles, hairbrushes, money, jewelry, and other personal belongings that will transport you back in time to 1912.

Visitors will even get the chance to read handwritten letters, look at photographs, and other keepsakes to explore the chronicles of the lesser-known guests aboard the Titanic.

2. Explore recreations of the ship

Grand Staircase at Titanic Exhibition in Melbourne Museum. Recreations of the Titanic ship
Grand Staircase at Titanic Exhibition in Melbourne Museum

One of the most exciting parts of the exhibit is the meticulous recreation of some of the ship’s interiors. Guests will get a clear understanding of class divisions as they peruse recreations of first and third-class cabins on the ship. There’s also the recreation of the lovely Verandah Cafe, one of the dining establishments on the Titanic. Finally, fans of the 1997 James Cameron film will enjoy the recreation of the grand staircase as they’re immersed in the gorgeous flourishes that decorated the Titanic.

3. Learn about the brave Australians aboard the Titanic

Iceberg Gallery at Titanic Exhibition in Melbourne Museum
Iceberg Gallery at Titanic Exhibition in Melbourne Museum

Guests at the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition will get the chance to learn in-depth stories about the five Australians on board, four of whom were crew members.

Sadly, the only Australian to survive was 28-year-old Evelyn Mardesn from Dalkey, South Australia. She was a stewardess on the vessel, making about 3 pounds and 10 shillings a month, which is equivalent to $461 in today’s currency. She was an Australian hero since she used her rowing skills, learned as a child on the Murray River, to captain one of the lifeboats. She steered the rowboat in the freezing sea to successfully avoid collisions with icebergs and to safely reach the rescue ship, Carpathia.

4. Receive your own Titanic boarding pass

Boarding pass for Titanic - The Artefact Exhibition in Melbourne Museum
Boarding pass for Titanic – The Artefact Exhibition in Melbourne Museum

Before touring the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition, visitors receive a boarding pass with the name of a real Titanic passenger. These replicated tickets allow you to be fully immersed in the experience and learn more about the human stories from that terrifying night on the ship.

As you explore the Titanic, you’ll even catch a glimpse of a recreation of the fatal iceberg itself. Be careful touching the iceberg as it’s designed to be the same temperature as the freezing ocean from April 14, 1912.

Finally, as you reach the end of the exhibition, you’ll discover your passenger’s fate, putting you fully in the shoes of guests from the Titanic’s maiden voyage.

Tickets to the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition 

Melbourne Museum: Titanic Exhibition

Tickets for Melbourne Museum: Titanic Exhibition Guided Tour

This expert-guided tour will give you a more in-depth perspective on the night of April 14, 1912. Learn about some lesser-known tales of the ship, explore the class divisions that separated guests, and learn about the technological advancements of the ship for the time. Your tour guide will be ready to answer any of your questions, and you can take your time during the tour so you don’t miss a thing!

Grab a membership to the Melbourne Museum

If you become a member of the Melbourne Museum, you’ll receive a free ticket to the Melbourne Museum Titanic Exhibition. Your membership helps to support the research activities of the scientists and historians who work so hard to contribute important discoveries to the Melbourne Museum. Plus, you will receive free general entry to the Scienceworks and Immigration Museum and other Melbourne favorites.

Eager to spend an afternoon visiting the Museum? Grab your tickets to the Melbourne Museum!

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