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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition adds new artifacts ahead of the 110th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage

by Susan and Simon Veness

Titanic made her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, and in memory of the tragedy of her sinking, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Orlando, has added four artifacts recovered from the ship’s wreckage.

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Photo by Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

The “unsinkable” Titanic ship sank after a collision with an iceberg and, over time, more than 200 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck site. Four of them have recently been added in the Orlando attraction’s collection.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition new artifacts:

  • A bronze cherub that was once a part of the aft grand staircase.
  • A two-piece clarinet that was discovered in a suitcase owned by Howard Irwin, who had not boarded the ship.
  • The largest, best-preserved leather suitcase found at the site.
  • Cobalt blue and gold First Class dining room dinnerware.
  • A warning gong.
  • A fuse panel with switches that closed the ship’s water-tight doors.

“We are so excited to share these personal and historical artifacts to help guests of all ages connect with the story of Titanic and her passengers, keeping them in our memories and carrying on their legacies,” said Jessica Sanders, CEO of E/M Group.

In addition to the unveiling of these new pieces in the collection, the attraction is hosting a two-day speakers’ series on April 14 and 15, 2022.

Visitors can see the newly installed items, and gain new insights into the ship’s tragic tale by visiting one session, or all four sessions, with Titanic experts and historians.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open Sundays-Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission to the attraction is at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit TitanicOrlando.com.

For more information on the Titanic 100th Anniversary Speaker Series, click here.

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