Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge Tennessee Review
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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Wow!! How fun! I so want to go! 🙂
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We went to Pigeon Forge about three years ago and I wanted to go here so badly but I was one out of 10 people. Thank you for the great description. If we ever go back I am splitting off and going for sure! Sounds amazing.
I do understand how that can be Kristin. I’m sure you guys had a great time in Pigeon Forge though. I hope you get to visit the museum when you go back! Thanks for stopping by.
We went to the Titanic Museum in Branson Missouri!! And I loved it!! Hey I would love it if you would link up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! The party is still open …http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-2/
Oh, I bet the one in Branson is really nice also! Elaine, thanks for the invitation. On my way to share at your party.
Thanks again for sharing on My 2 Favorite Thing on Thursday!! Come join the party again next week!!
Wow, thanks for sharing such a thorough review. We will be traveling there for a volleyball tournament and I like to sneak away with my son to explore.
I hope you get to go Pascha. We very much enjoyed it. A Volleyball tournament sounds like fun, maybe that group could wrangle some discount tickets for you!
Oh my gosh!!! I’ve been wanting to go here for close to a decade and just to see the fun video and learn more about some of the stuff they have there is amazing. The Titanic has been an obsession of mine since the first grade and I’m glad to see that other people share it! As my mother Lorelai said, I was even able to impress the people at the exhibition in San Diego when we went for my 17th birthday. I even got necklace with a piece of coal inside to commemorate it and I wear it almost daily!! Thanks for this wonderful post Shirley!!!
Rory I know you would really enjoy touring the museum. They have made the experiece such that we can get a feel of what the ship was really like with the hallways being replica’s and so many aspects of the museum made as replica. There is a massive amount of artifacts to see and photos. It’s a long way from home for you but I know you would enjoy it! Glad you enjoyed the review! There is even an area that talks about and has a demonstration of the amount of coal it took to keep the ship running along with an interesting little know fact. The crew actually started a fire with the coal and were unable to put it out. It could have possibly been a real problem had the ship not sunk.
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Oh my gosh I so need to go!!!! I almost cried watching that video seeing that they had the replica of the Grand Staircase!!! I’m very happy my mom told me about this post so I could see it!!!! WHEN I get out there I’ll have to let you know my thoughts and we can geek out on the Titanic after!!!
I hope you get to go Rory. I’d love to geek out with you about it!
I have been wanting to go on a Pigeon Forge vacation forever! My sister-in-law’s fiancee has family in the area, so I was HOPING a wedding would be in that neck of the woods, but alas – we’ll be going to Colorado (No complaints there, though, right?). I had no idea Pigeon Forge would have a Titanic Museum, though – such a cool stop to add to a PF itinerary.
It really is a cool vacation spot, Pigeon Forge. The Titanic museum is just great! I hope you get to go but no complaints about the Colorado trip, I agree!
Oh, Rory is a real Titanic aficionado! Anything and everything Titanic, she knows the history, the names, the smallest of details. The museum was impressed with her when we took her to see the exhibit in San Diego for her birthday a couple of years ago. This is awesome, what a great day you had. 🙂
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Wow. Y’all would really enjoy a trip out to the east coast to visit Pigeon Forge! There is also a Titanic museum in Branson, Mo. It’s great that Rory is a history buff. My 8 year old grandson is fascinated with the Titanic. He draws pictures of it with lots of details. We brought him back a 4D puzzle and a t-shirt from their gift shop.
This totally just made my bucket list!! 🙂 thanks for sharing this with us
I have been to the Titalnic Belfast it is amazing if you ever come over to Ireland it is a must see too -Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.
Amberjane, it would be more than lovely to visit Ireland. I imagine the Titanic Belfast would be a must see since it was built there. There must be so much history to share at your museum! Thanks for stopping by.
I am also fascinated by the Titanic, and this looks like an amazing museum! It sounds very moving to look for the name on your boarding pass in the Memorial Room.
Looking for that name throughout the museum and finally finding it in the Memorial room sort of puts you ‘in touch’ a little bit with your person. It is only one aspect of experiencing the Titanic museum. If you ever travel to Pigeon Forge, it is a must see.
How fun! We have been wanting to go to Pigeon Forge for a while since we are only a few hours away. I had no idea there was a Titanic Museum there! My son will be so happy about this!
I hope you guys get to make the trip. Glad you learned about a place to add to your vacation plans. It’s always fun for us to visit places with history when we are vacationing. This museum was great.
I don’t remember this from my last trip to Pigeon Forge; I would have LOVED to have gone here!
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We visit Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge several times a year because it is such a close and quick getaway for us, but we have yet to go to the Titanic museum. I wanted to go last time we were there but we ran out of time. I want to visit when we don’t have to rush. Thanks for the review!
I’m so glad you enjoyed our review. I would definitely recommend visiting, especially if you enjoy historical sites on vacation.
Very interesting. I’m going to check out your pins. Looking for spring break ideas
We attend an annual minister’s conference in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area every year. We missed out on touring the titanic last year because I had booked a couple’s spa retreat for that day. We’ve never been, but you’ve piqued my interest. My husband is a history nut so he would really love the museum.
Alli, y’all would probably love it also. It took us about 2 hours but we enjoyed every minute of it. I don’t think I would have passed up the couples spa day for a museum though 🙂