Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

The exhibition that the community has been waiting for - Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world's confidence in modern technology. In Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, more than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship's debris field are showcased offering a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.


The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line -- these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.


The exhibition will be open from: 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday, 9:00AM - 9:00PM Tuesday (last tour at 8 p.m.), 9:00AM - 5:00PM Wednesday Saturday, and 12:00PM - 5:00PM Sunday. The museum will also extend its hours for the following time periods until 9:00 PM: February 25 - March 1, March 18 - March 22, April 1 - April 7 (Spring Break Week), May 27 - May 31, June 24 - June 28 and July 1- July 3, July 7.


Get your tickets early to guarantee your visit, tickets are timed and limited. The fee includes admission to the exhibition, and to the entire Grand Rapids Public Museum; adults - $17, seniors - $16, children (3-18) - $12, children (2 and under) Free. Member fees are: adult - $12, senior - $11, member child (3 to 18) - $10, children (2and under) Free. Exhibition tickets make the perfect Valentine's Day gift!

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November 12, 2012 press release:

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that it will host the hugely popular Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in 2013, following the 100thanniversary year of the Ship's sinking. On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world's confidence in modern technology. 100 years later, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship's debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers. The Exhibition will be open from February 9, 2013 through July 7, 2013.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to view these objects and hear the stories of Titanic here in Grand Rapids," said Dale Robertson, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. "It was the unsinkable Ship. The story of Titanic is known worldwide, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be showcasing these remarkable artifacts for all to experience."

The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMSTitanic's compelling human stories as best told through 150 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a pair of men's dress shoes -- these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered.

Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1921 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger on board Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created First Class and Third Class accommodations, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the "Memorial Gallery" guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.

Tickets go on sale December 3, 2012


Sunday, February 10, 2013
09:00 AM
 - 
05:00 PM

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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