Last weekend the teenagers and I headed to Moore Park to check out Titanic The Exhibition. Now, we are all big fans of the Titanic story (and the James Cameron movie) so we were looking forward to the exhibition. Zali was armed with one of her many conspiracy theories, this time that it was, in fact, the Olympic, Titanic’s sister ship that set sail and sunk. She loves a good conspiracy.
I had been to something similar in Melbourne years and years ago and it was great so I was looking forward to this. Titanic The Exhibition is more than just an Exhibition, it’s an immersive experience. At the start, you get a boarding pass for a real person on the Titanic. You get information on your guest, such as name, what class they were travelling in and why they were on the ship. As you progress through the exhibition you see the type of cabin your guest stayed in, artefacts from the Titanic and recreations of parts of the Titanic such as the deck, cabins, hallways and the master staircase that Kate and Leo walked down in the film.
The hall of memories at the end gives you the chance to see what happened to your passenger- did they make it or go down with the ship? I was Miss Majorie Anne Newell, a first class passenger who made it onto a lifeboat.If you are a fan of James Cameron’s Titanic there is even a small part of the exhibition dedicated to the film, with the Heart of the Sea on display, as well as Jack’s sketch and costumes worn by Kate and Leo. (Zali just had to touch- she’s Leo obsessed.)
If you have older kids Titanic The Exhibition is a fantastic way to introduce them to the story of the Titanic. It features 375 artefacts lifted from the Titanic and the Olympic and it is an interactive discovery of what happened that night on the 12th April 1912.
It’s open now at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park in Sydney. To book your session visit