“One minute you’re being whisked through the busy Belfast shipyard where the Titanic is being built. The next you’re contemplating, amid a chilly piped-in breeze and lights mimicking darkened waters, the horror of freezing to death in the North Atlantic.” So said the Associated Press journalist Shawn Pogatchnik about visiting the new Titanic museum that opened in Belfast, Ireland this past weekend – 100 years to the day that the Titanic was completed in Belfast.
The museum is a stunning tribute (both in the building itself and in the exhibits inside) that documents the world’s obsession with the story of the Titanic. It’s hard to say exactly why the story has had such staying power nearly 100 years after the Titanic went down, but the museum had already sold 100,000 tickets before it even opened.
Hosted by the city that built the massive ship, the museum has many replicas of what parts of the Titanic looked like along with artifacts that have been recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic. Some of the displays even have video projects of actors in period costumes, reenacting the building of the Titanic or what life on board the vessel was like.
Check out the images we have in this post, then head back to Newscom to see more pictures of the ill-fated ocean liner. Share the story with your readers as we get closer to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
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