We booked online so got both this attraction and the dry dock at a slightly discounted price, spending about two hours wandering around the centre before heading up the road.
The building itself is beautiful, representing a to-scale bow of the H&W ships. Wandering around the exhibit on several floors was interactive and interesting, though it has few actual artefacts from the ship itself. The cable car ride was a cute addition, though there isn't a lot to see on it. After the building section comes a harrowing area on the sinking, with the final morse code messages and an animation of the sinking.
After this was an area dedicated to the expeditions attempting to find the wreck, though the large screen showing parts of the wreckage had the worst commentary! Would have been much better to just have one voice giving you a complete tour of the wreck, rather than an expert and an idiot pointing out a couple of random points. People can come and go into this theatre as well, which can be rather disruptive.
Directly below the screen is a more 'interactive' engagement with the wreck, a glass floor showing the wreck from above with a staff member showing out different bits.
While the experience was definitely worth visiting, for such a large building dedicated to such a history, it was somewhat lacking. Due to its newness perhaps it will improve in time!
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