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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

By: hafifah on 15 Mar 2012
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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After almost 100 Years, the Titanic arrives in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens 29 October 2011 through 29 April 2012.

In April 1912, the world’s largest Ship set sail with over 2,200 people on board. Four days later, she sank in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Now, nearly 100 years later, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will bring to life the timeless story of RMS Titanic, her passengers and crew in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The blockbuster Exhibition, which is making its Southeast Asian debut, will feature approximately 275 artifacts, 14 of which have never been seen before. These artifacts were rescued from more than 3,800m below the ocean surface at the Ship’s final resting place, offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic Ship and her passengers. The exhibition will open to the public from 29 October, 2011 through the 100th anniversary of the historic sailing and sinking of the great Ship in April 2012.

The Exhibition is designed to tell the incredible human stories from the legendary RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. The use of authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations combined with the compelling stories of the passengers and crew have made this exhibition one of the most successful exhibition in the world with more than 25 million tickets sold to date. Items from the ship’s construction, vials of 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, postage stamps, sheet music, coins, jewelry, personal items and many other authentic objects offer historical insights into the life and times of travelers of that era and the wide socio-economic disparity between rich and poor.

Mr. Tom Zaller, Museum Director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, said “Titanic is such an iconic Ship with such a powerful story to tell that we’re proud to present Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at such an equally iconic venue. For the first time in Singapore and Southeast Asia, visitors will be able to travel back in time to relive Titanic’s majestic maiden voyage and experience the drama that unfolded as the world’s largest Ship sank to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.”

The artifacts will be displayed in ArtScience Museum’s lower galleries which have been meticulously recreated to resemble actual locations in Titanic, such as the First and Third Class Cabins, Verandah Café, the famous Grand Staircase, the Promenade deck and Boiler Room.

Occupying 2,500 square meters of gallery space, the Exhibition will show the magnitude of Titanic using real artifacts recovered from the wreck site. A total of nine galleries will take visitors through the Ship’s conception, construction, sailing day, life on board, the famous iceberg, Titanic’s sinking, the discovery of the wreck, while all throughout telling the incredible stories of her passengers and crew.

To immerse visitors in Titanic’s story and bring them back in time to the Ship’s maiden voyage on April 10 1912, each visitor will receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic as they enter the exhibition. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of the Titanic, moving through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts.

Visitors will marvel at the re-created grandeur of the 27-foot high Grand Staircase, an exact replica and reconstruction of the real Grand Staircase on Titanic.

Visitors can experience first-hand the freezing temperature when Titanic sank by pressing their palms against an interactive “Iceberg Wall” in the “Iceberg Gallery”.

To experience the luxurious decor of Titanic’s “First Class Cabin”, visitors will see a precise replica of the cabin with details such as furniture, carpet, bed structure and bathroom facilities.


The “Discovery Gallery” takes visitors through the key milestones of Titanic’s expeditions as divers searched for the Titanic wreck, the Ship’s final discovery in 1985 and the science of how the wreck has been monitored and artifacts recovered at such extreme depth.

 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.

To understand the impact of Titanic in Singapore, a new gallery is being created. Named “Singapore 1912”, the gallery will be dedicated to local connections where visitors can learn about how the sinking of the great Ship strongly resonated in Singapore. Images of Singapore in the early 1900’s and 1912 will be displayed alongside local newspaper articles that covered Titanic’s disaster at the time. Archeological finds from the period including European and Chinese ceramics, glassware, toothbrushes and opium vials which were excavated at Pulau Saigon, the “lost” island of the Singapore River, will also accompany the Exhibition.

The Exhibition will also mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s dramatic voyage, with the attention of the world turned to ArtScience Museum – and Singapore - in April next year.

Over the past 15 years, more than 25 million people have seen this powerful Exhibition in major museums worldwide. RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts. The Company recently completed its eighth and most ambitious mission to the wreck site of Titanic this summer of 2010. For the first time in history, RMS Titanic, Inc. alongside the world’s top oceanographic agencies set out to map the entire wreck of Titanic with the hopes of raising the Ship virtually for future generations.

Boasting an iconic lotus-inspired design, the world’s first ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is poised to be the heart of the growing ArtScience movement. ArtScience Museum, which features 21 gallery spaces, totaling 50,000 square feet, is the premier venue for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world.

Adult - S$21.00
Senior Citizen (65 yrs & above) - S$20.00
Child (2-12 years) - S$13.00

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