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Titanic Belfast To Display Original Titanic Artefacts

By Dave Simpson
Titanic Belfast To Display Original Titanic Artefacts

Details have been announced of some of the new artefacts that will go on display at the newly-reopened Titanic Belfast, including an original deck chair from RMS Titanic and the violin belonging to the ship's musician, Wallace Hartley.


As part of the new collection, the visitor attraction will also exhibit a number of artefacts that have never been on public display before, including a plan of first class accommodation, which was issued exclusively to first class passengers to help them navigate the luxury liner, and belonged to Ellen Bird, the personal maid to Ida Straus, whose husband, Isidor, owned Macy's department store in New York.

Other artefacts being displayed for the first time include items belonging to Malcolm Joakim Johnson, including his personal pocket watch, which survived the sinking and was recovered from his body. The hands of the corroded Omega are frozen in time at 1.37am, the exact moment he was immersed into the icy waters of the Atlantic. His manifest ticket, which is stamped 10 April 1912, and a set of five rare original glass plate photographs of Titanic's launch in Belfast on 31 May 1911 will also be on display.

Statement By Titanic Belfast Chief Executive

Judith Owens MBE, chief executive of Titanic Belfast, said, "We are honoured to have been entrusted to display these extremely rare artefacts connected to RMS Titanic's story. They are of great historical significance and will be very powerful in helping visitors make emotional and human connections to the stories of Titanic's passengers and crew as part of the reimagined Titanic Experience."

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