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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery getting ready for a Titanic summer

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Staff and volunteers are hard at work installing Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s new feature exhibition, Titanic: Honour and Glory following its arrival in Shrewsbury on Wednesday.

An image promoting Titanic: Honour and Glory which will be at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from 2 July to 30 September 2018.

From Monday 2 July 2018, visitors are invited to delve into the history of Titanic and discover more about its incredible story.

Titanic: Honour and Glory expertly takes you through Titanic’s famous journey, from its’ inception in Belfast through to its tragic demise in April 1912 with an awe-inspriring combination of rare and previously unseen artefacts from the ship itself, props from the hugely popular James Cameron movie and quality recreations and models.

Titanic - installation

Titanic – installation

Once you are immersed in the history of Titanic, re-create the famous Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet scene on the prow of the ship on the Balcony overlooking the Shropshire Gallery.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:

“Public fascination in Titanic is unprecedented and no doubt helped by the James Cameron film. Everyone in every age group across the world wishes to delve further into its history and learn more.

“I can’t wait to have a look and relive the storied voyage. I’d encourage everyone to visit not just this fascinating exhibition, but the fantastic galleries throughout this wonderful Museum.”

This exciting exhibition will be open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until Sunday 30 September 2018.

Titanic: Honour and Glory was established in 2002 and has been visited over 2 million times across the world.

In 2015, Titanic: Honour and Glory was ranked as one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by the prestigious Times newspaper rankings.

Sean Szmalc, founder of Titanic: Honour and Glory, said:

“With the exhibition we aim to increase the knowledge of Titanic’s history and that of her sister ships and the White Star Line, which owned and operated many of the finest liners ever to sail the high seas. Each visitor will experience what it was like to have been aboard Titanic, the opulence, luxury and the ultimate survival during the tragedy.  The exhibition will take you on a genuine voyage of discovery, bringing history to life where the past is always present.”

For more information about what’s on at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, click here and learn about the Titanic themed events and workshops.