Are you planning a vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? There is so much to do there! Don’t miss the Titanic Museum!
I have always been fascinated with the history of the Titanic. Have you? We knew absolutely nothing about the Titanic Museum except the building was a real eye catcher. We both agree after visiting that we would go again and see things we may have missed.
The above photo was taken on our visit in November of 2014. The museum is huge!
The Titanic Museum is divided into sections and rooms. Each room provides insight into the life of the passengers and crew. I’m sharing a breakdown of what you can expect when visiting the museum.
- Boarding Pass
Upon entering the museum you will be greeted by a member of the crew wearing period clothing. This crew member will give each person in your party a Boarding Pass. Each boarding pass has the name of an actual passenger from the ill fated Titanic. As you journey through the museum, be on the look out for ‘your’ name so you can learn if you were a survivor. Each and every passenger on the ship is posted somewhere along the museum journey with information about that individual.
- Audio Tour
Each member of your party will receive a listening device. There are Children’s listening devices as well. You are at liberty to press the button corresponding with the displays along the way so you can enjoy the museum at your own pace.
- Photographs & Artifacts
The photograph’s and artifacts along the way will fascinate you. There are photo’s of the Titanic being constructed in the shipyard right alongside another ship whose name you will recognize. There are artifacts from the ship itself as well as passengers and crew on display.
- Realistic Experience
There is an uncomfortably cold room to walk through at the same temperature as that disastrous night. While in this room of the museum, you can stick your hand in water which is the exact same temperature as the ocean was the night of the disaster.
You will experience exact replica’s of many aspects of the ship including; the hallways, the bunk rooms, the life boats and even the grand staircase!
There is a set of angled flooring which allows you to experience the various angles of the ship as it was sinking and how hard it was to stay standing during the process.
- Memorial Room
When you reach the Memorial Room at the end, if you have not already found the name from your boarding pass, you will be able to find it here and learn that person’s fate. The sheer volume of names on the walls in this room will create a perspective about the magnitude of the loss of life on the ill fated Titanic.
- How long does it take?
That depends completely on you. You and your party can move through the museum at your own pace. It took us just over 2 hours and I felt like we read almost everything and experienced as much of the realism as possible.
- My favorite part
My personal favorite part of the museum is all of the artifacts themselves including dishes and personal items which belonged to passengers. The photo’s are intriguing. One of the most talked about artifacts is a Bible which was retrieved and on display at the museum. I found the architect and engineering tools to be fascinating.
Photography is forbidden inside the museum so sorry, no inside pictures but I have included a quick 2 minute You Tube video from the museum’s page for you.
Although museum visitors are asked not to take photos inside the museum, you can find plenty on their website here.
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