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I boarded the Titanic as a first class passenger ready to see what all the talk around this unsinkable ship was about. Duncan embarked on this journey as Mr. Charles Edward Dahl, a third class passenger who was traveling alone. It was our real life Jack and Rose moment (with a happier ending of course).
You enter the exhibit as passengers on the ship. Room after room you journey through this historical but tragic event. Artifacts recovered from the ship give you a glimpse into the lives of the passengers onboard. There are hairbrushes, bottles, mirrors, pots, and so much more that belonged to the people who were apart of this horrific moment in history. It makes you feel as if you're in the 1900's and makes the story of the Titanic more personal.
We all know about the sinking of the ship but it's these details that the museum adds that make it seem more real. There's a part of the museum where you can hear the signal the Titanic released giving its coordinates along with the message "sinking". There's a replica of grand staircase which was used by first class passengers to move through the upper decks. It's the most beautiful feature on the ship and getting to see it in person didn't disappoint. There's also a room where you can feel an iceberg as cold as those in the water that night.
I don't want to give away too much because I'll spoil the fun of going to see it yourself. Give yourself about 2-3 hours to walk through the entire exhibit. Admission is $21.95 per adult and you can do an audio guide for $5 more.
By the end of the walk through the exhibit you enter a room and find out if your character lived or died. Luckily, Duncan and I both lived. The number of people who died outnumbered the people who lived by hundreds. Over 1500 people lost their lives that night. This exhibit does an excellent job at honoring these people and showing visitors what it was like to be in their shoes.