Authentic artifacts recovered from the famous shipwreck of the Titanic will be displayed for the first time in South Africa when Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens in Johannesburg at TheZone@Rosebank from 18 September to 8 November 2015.
Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary ship’s compelling human stories.
Those attending will find out about the lives of South Africans that were on board Titanic, learn about passengers and crew members, admire a recreated iceberg installed at the exhibition and relive the events of that fatal night.
Says Marius Basson, director of Manic Global and organiser of the event: “Visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912 when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage. They will receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of passengers and follow the chronological journey of life on Titanic – from the ship’s construction, to life on board, the famous sinking, and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreckage for future generations.”
Basson adds that delicate perfume vials, porcelain dinnerware (with the White Star Line logo), personal belongings, postcards, pieces of the ship and numerous other items recreating the lost era will be available to view. Certain areas have also been created to mimic the rooms of Titanic.
Adults in turn can shop at the extensive merchandise shop, sample specially made “White Star” ranges of beer and wines, order a Titanic tea or coffee package and experience an authentic dining experience that recreates what life was like on board the ship in 1912.
Visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition from Friday, 18 September to Sunday, 8 November 2015 at TheZone@Rosebank in Johannesburg. The expo will be open from 09h00 to 19h00 daily, Monday through to Sunday. Following the event in Johannesburg, Cape Town will play host from 27 November 2015 to 14 February 2016 at the V&A Waterfront.
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are available at the expo or through Webtickets and range from R76 for children to R135 for adults (family packages include even further discounts). Special school packages are also available for groups of 20 or more.
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