An exhibition of artefacts from the doomed Titanic liner is to be extended for a further four months.
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition first opened at London’s O2 in November and offers visitors a chance to view recreations of the famous ship’s rooms as well as footage from the Titanic Expedition 2010.
Examples of the items on display include samples carried by a perfume maker traveling to New York, china etched with the logo of the White Star Line and a pocket watch belonging to a passenger.
The exhibition was originally meant to close on May 1st but will now run until the end of July, spanning the 99th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking on 14th April 2011
Visitors each receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic and follow a “chronological journey” of the ship’s development, construction and sinking.
Cheryl Mure, Vice President of Education for RMS Titanic, Inc which stages the exhibition says: “On that unexpected night in 1912, more than 1,500 passengers met the same fate no matter their class or place in society; a shocking ending to what was a joyous journey. Their story is our story and it is our honour and duty to share these treasures with London at such a poignant time.”
For more information please visit www.TitanicLondon.co.uk