The Titanic exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum
has been so popular the museum is extending its stay.
The Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
will now run through Sept. 16, so if you have not planned a visit, it’s not too late. There are more than 125 original artifacts in the museum from the ocean liner that sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:30 p.m. on April 14, 1912. Of those aboard, 705 people survived, but 1,523 people were lost.
Now 100 years later, you can see what it was really like to step aboard the Titanic. Explore re-creations of a luxurious first-class stateroom and a simple third-class accommodation.
A few of the pieces on display include china etched with the logo of the White Star Line, perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, photographs, postcards, letters, combs and brushes, playing cards and clothing.
A Titanic Fact, from www.history.com
: Passengers traveling first class on Titanic were roughly 44 percent more likely to survive than other passengers.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the museum is offering the opportunity to have afternoon tea aboard the Titanic
with the Charleston Silver Lady. You will learn about antiques, china and silver of the early 1900s and partake in a selection of tea sandwiches, tea cakes and hot and cold teas. Admission to the Titanic exhibit is included with the tea event ticket. The cost for the 3 p.m. event is $40 for the general public ($35 State Museum members.) To register or for more information contact email@example.com
or call (803) 898-4952.
Admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $12 for ages 3-12, and includes general museum admission. South Carolina students in groups are admitted to the exhibit for $5. For exhibit hours, to purchase tickets, or for additional information, click here