Titanic Comes to Cornwall

hotel near Penzance Train Station

 

If you are staying in a hotel near Penzance train station it is well worth jumping on a train to visit Titanic Stories.

 

The Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 colliding with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard the ship, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.

 

 

An epic exhibition

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth Cornwall are staging an exhibition called Titanic Stories which will run from the 8th March 2018 till the 7th January 2019.

 

The Titanic Stories exhibition will examine all of the stories of the epic sinking on the 15th April 1997. Even to this day assumptions, myths, and controversies are still discussed about one of the most historical events of the 20th Century.

 

The exhibition is working in collaboration with private collectors from overseas and national museums in the UK, There will be rare and never seen before items accompanied by personal stories of many survivors including those from Cornwall.

 

The exhibition also provides a detailed insight into the sinking and what actually happened next.

 

There will also be on show iconic items from James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster movie and will feature one of Kate Winslet’s celebrated costumes and other props and pieces from the epic production.

Personal photographs, letters, newspaper cuttings, compelling items such as a handkerchief waved from a lifeboat and a First-Class passenger list found in the pocket of a victim, are just some of the items that will bring this historic voyage back to life.  

This exhibition is certainly worth a visit if you are staying at the Hotel Penzance.

 

The Hotel Penzance is an hotel near Penzance train station, just a two minute walk away. You can then take a train from Penzance to Truro and change there for Falmouth. The Maritime Museum is a short 5 minute walk from Falmouth train station.

 

Enjoy the Titanic Stories exhibition during your spring/summer stay at the Hotel Penzance.