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Titanic Exhibition Docks at Clydebank

A collection of rare and previously unseen artefacts from the ill-fated liner RMS Titanic will go on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.

The Titanic Honour and Glory touring exhibition opens on Friday, 13 June at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery and visitors to the free exhibition will get to see an assortment of items from the liner’s passengers and crew, including some of the beautiful china dinner plates used to serve meals aboard the stricken ship.

Also on show will be the nameplate from one of Titanic’s lifeboats which collectively saved 706 of the 2,223 passengers. Visitors will also be able to see rare examples of tributes made in the aftermath of the sinking, including Titanic relief fund cheques which were given to help support the families of those who were lost.

The exhibition will also showcase a selection of props from the blockbuster film, Titanic, including some of the dresses worn by Kate Winslet and the dazzling Heart of the Ocean necklace.

Using rare examples from Titanic’s sister ships Olympic and Britannic, the exhibition will give visitors glimpses of the sumptuous interiors and the luxury that passengers enjoyed aboard a White Star liner. The White Star Line and Cunard Companies formed a merger which existed between 1934 until 1949. During this period three ships were launched in Clydebank under the combined companies: the RMS Queen Mary launched in 1934, the RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in 1938, and the RMS Media launched in 1947.

Titanic Honour and Glory is the brainchild of Sean Szmalc, whose fascination with Titanic began at the age of five when he saw the film A Night to Remember and he has been adding to his remarkable collection ever since.

Sean said: “This diverse exhibition appeals to so many people from all age groups. With this 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. Every visitor will get a feeling of what it was like to have been on board the Titanic and the exhibition will take you on a genuine voyage of discovery.”

Visitors can see the Titanic exhibition from Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Clydebank Town Hall from Friday, 13 June until Saturday, 2 August 2014.

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