In town visiting a friend and we came here to have some fun. The Titanic exhibit was a welcomed surprise (I'm obsessed with history, and historic disasters fascinate me) so we immediately went to see it. Afterwards we did wander around the museum a bit, but then I had to race to catch a flight, so this review is mostly based on the exhibit.
Walking into the exhibit we were handed a card with a passenger name and details. At the end we were to look at the list and see if we survived or not. You hear numbers of how many died, but to peer at a list of thousands of names hoping to find yours on the survivor list really puts things in perspective.
Also a slap of perspective: A real fresh water iceberg that you can touch to see how cold the water was when the ship sank. Now you can see why most people did not die of drowning, but hypothermia. Touching the iceberg literally caused people to jump. Trying to hold just your hand on it for 30 seconds was a challenge, and one could only imagine being completely submerged in it for minutes.
My friend and I both survived.
Simply just wandering through the new part of the museum was enough for me to wish I had a later flight. Interactive nature exhibits and a giant 3 story tall screen that showed short films on a variety of topics were the highlights of the visit.
If you are in town and have an interest in anything (really, anything!) this is a must-see place!
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