I was warmly welcomed at the entrance by 2 crew members I believe one may have been a lieutenant and the other a female crew member. They show me to the ticket booth where I bought my tour. (Adults $28.50..tax included, children 5-12 $11 59…plus tax, or family pass 2 adults, 4 children$71.38….plus tax, children ages 0-4 are free)
Special Tip! You can save about $7 on an adult ticket if you purchase online before arrival. When checking, the price was $19.66 per tax.
I was handed a boarding pass from an actual passenger from the Titanic. My boarding pass belonged to Mr. George Dunton Widener first class passenger.
I was also handed an audio device that was very well explained to me how it worked by the lady at the booth. When you walk into each room there is a notice on the wall with two numbers, the first number say it’s room 1 it has number 1 and underneath it has another number 101 the top number is for adult audio but the bottom number is for children’s audio. At each room I listen to both audio, the children’s audio was very well done catering to children in a way where certain words were emphasized so it was easy to remember when it came to the test at the end of the room.
Before we begin, let me remind my readers that video and camera devices are NOT ALLOWED inside. They request that all phones are set to silence to also get the full affect of the audio devices you use.
They are actual artifacts recovered from the Titanic itself that are in glass cases throughout the ship, this is something that really caught my interest as they are real artifacts from such a famous disaster in world history. Is that watch frozen in time?
That chair does not look study.
Talk about your fine China. Wow!
Still pretty awesome items from 3rd class.
Walking through each room really took your interest as well as some rooms being interactive such as the boiler room where you can lift the shovel that has coal on it and pretend to throw into the fire. I am positive the men working in that Boiler Room were fit and strong as it was extremely heavy.
This child makes me look bad. I promise. That shovel was really heavy.
Walking through a little further we came to the exact replica of Titanic’s Grand Staircase, this was quite a sight and experience to walk up and around.
This is also an opportunity to have your photograph professionally done on the staircase, you can purchase these at the end of the tour.
Going up to the top decks we walk into a room with the man playing the piano and on the wall where pictures of the band that famously played until through the sinking of the ship.
A little further on and we came out onto the bridge where you can have a look at how dark it was for Captain Edward J Smith. You can also touch an iceberg and feel the 28-degree water, then there are 3 different degree slopes that act as the deck that you can climb to give you an idea how hard it was to hang on for these poor passengers.
At the end of the tour you can discover the passengers fate and the Titanic Memorial room
There are many more rooms I haven’t mentioned yet as I don’t want to give away the whole tour but here are some hints.
At the end of the tour there is a gift shop where they sell all sorts of Titanic related keepsakes, this is also where you could purchase your photographs that we’re taking on the grand staircase.
I would definitely recommend this attraction to families of all ages and I am so happy I decided to take the tour of the Titanic Museum. There are also so many exciting events taking place throughout the year. Be sure to catch the Thanksgiving Fireworks only on Thanksgiving night at 7pm.
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