This is a well-constructed, nicely presented exhibit of all things Titanic. There are genuine pieces (ranging from faucets and floor tiles to buttons and jewelry) salvaged from the wreck throughout. Most of these are displayed side-by-side with pieces from sister ships or other period objects to flesh out the cases, but it is tastefully (and artfully) done. For shipwreck afficianados or Titanic enthusiasts, it's a must. Others might find it boring or see these items retrieved from a depth of over 12,000 feet as "a bunch of old junk", but we found it thoroughly fascinating. Sadly, the attraction seemed a bit short-staffed and we would have had to wait two hours for a guided tour so we did the self-guided. Many of the rooms look like theatrical sets and the rack card gives the impression that costumed characters appear to tell portions of the story during these presentations so we couldn't help wondering what we missed. $20+ per person is steep for a museum exhibit, but some of the pieces (particularly a 2-ton section of the hull suspended on huge chains) were so spectacular and unique I shouldn't really complain. Where else can you see genuine artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history? Oh...no photos allowed, which is understandable but I would have at least liked the opportunity to purchase an exhibit guide with some of the text and photos of the things we saw. Unlike other guests, I found the gift shop disappointing. I guess last year (100th Anniversary) it was likely better stocked and better staffed. Still enjoyable overall.
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