Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Titanic Museum Branson, MO
With 2012 being the 100 year anniversary of the fateful maiden voyage of Titanic the experience is one not to be missed. My family and I arrived at our boarding time and were given audio playback devices and a boarding pass with the information of an actual Titanic passenger. We were told we would be able to learn the fate of our passenger during our time on board. I was a 1st Class Passenger, while my husband was in the 3rd Class as was our daughter. Since my husband's passenger was a 25 year old man, he was not holding out much hope for good news, but I will tell you about that in a little bit. The crew was dressed in period costumes which really added to the authenticity. Unfortunately, flash photography is not allowed in the museum.
I would definitely encourage you to set aside a couple of hours to fully enjoy and experience the Titanic Museum. There is an unbelievable amount of information to read and watch and a lot you can choose to listen to on your audio device. There are also a large number of artifacts from the ship that was amazing to get to see in person. Right now, for a limited time, they have an exhibit about Molly Brown.
Without giving too much away, the favorites of my family included a very detailed replica of the Grand Staircase that you can walk up and down, an exhibit of the degree of slope the deck had at different points in the sinking that you can walk up and down and a basin of water that is 28 degrees which is the temperature of the water the night of the sinking. My husband held his fingers in the water for about 10 seconds and said he could not imagine how the people who actually went into the water and were rescued were able to survive.
There is also a replica of a life boat which is where my husband found out that his passenger, 25 year old Fahim Leeni, actually survived. He found out that he had to sneak onto the boat while one of the crew members was distracted and when he was found under one of the benches was forced to row the boat. As it turns out my passenger as well as my daughter's also survived.
The one area that held my husband's interest for the most time was the section that covered the finding of the Titanic back in the 1980's and the subsequent expeditions to learn more. There were some very interesting videos that he really enjoyed watching.
The Titanic Museum is all open all year round from 9 AM-10 PM. For more information, visit the Titanic Branson website.
Thank you to the Titanic Museum for my tickets used in this review, opinions are honest. Personal photos used in this review belong to My Springfield Mommy and may not be used without written permission from My Springfield Mommy.
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