‘Titanic. The Exhibition’ Retells The Famous Luxury Ship’s Story In NYC
The famous ship, “Titanic,” has many connections to New York City. Its rescued passengers arrived on the Carpathia at Pier 54 in Chelsea, whose remnants still stand near Little Island. What is now the Jane Hotel in the West Village is where these passengers stayed until an official inquiry ended. The White Star Line, which owned Titanic, had an office at Bowling Green.
Now, a new exhibit on this iconic passenger liner has arrived in Union Square.
“Titanic. The Exhibition” opened in mid-November 2022 and continues through January 31, 2023. It is coming to New York City after previously having a run in London.
The presentation developed from research led by a team at Musealia, a Spanish company creating historical exhibitions shown in Europe and the United States, and Swedish historian Claes-Göran Wetterholm, a foremost expert on the Titanic. It is also presented in part with Fever, an events company, and Exhibition Hub, a curator, producer and distributor of large exhibitions worldwide.
“ ‘Titanic. The Exhibition’ is much more than a display of historic items, it is a unique narrative experience telling a very human side to the story of history’s most legendary ship on its maiden and final journey,” said Luis Ferreiro, director and CEO at Musealia. “The exhibit presents a selection of objects and personal belongings of the passengers and crew, the vast majority of which have never been displayed in the United States, as well as life-size, detailed recreations of the ship’s interior.”
Visitors to “Titanic. The Exhibition” in NYC will experience life-size recreations of some of the ship’s interiors, from a first-class suite to a humble third-class cabin. Audio guides play music and sound effects for guests to learn more about Titanic’s history. It also delves into the life stories of the people who were on board.
Around 200 objects on display are authentic and original to tell the stories of the ship’s passengers and crew members. They involve photographs, handwritten letters and wayward keepsakes.
“Many of the items are from a collection owned by Musealia, while others are loans from private collections and relatives of Titanic passengers,” said Ferreiro.
When asked why the exhibit was brought to New York City, Ferreiro explained that it was to acknowledge how the ship—if history took a different turn—was to end its maiden voyage there.
“While tragically, the ship never made it, to honor the passengers and the history of the voyage, it felt appropriate that New York City be the first city in the United States to host the exhibition,” he added.
“Titanic. The Exhibition” is located at 526 6th Ave., at the southeast corner of West 14th Street at 6th Avenue. Tickets start at $31 for adults and $20.90 for children. For exhibition dates and tickets, visit here.