This summer, Vancouverites will get a chance to look inside the Titanic — 106 years after the great ship went down.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is coming to the Lipont Place art centre in Richmond from June 23 through to January 11, 2019. It's part of an international tour that's visited cities such as Paris, Stockholm, Cape Town, and Guangzhou.
The exhibition focuses on the RMS Titanic's human stories, told through more than 120 artifacts painstakingly recovered from the wreck site and extensive room re-creations. In other words, you'll be able to compare a first-class with a third-class cabin, as well as get up-close-and-personal with an iceberg.
Upon entering, visitors receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then follow a chronological voyage through Titanic history, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. Amid the items recovered are luggage, razor blades, dishes, clothing, a bottle of unopened champagne, and pieces of the ship. You'll also be able to see a hulking section of the iron hull, complete with rivets and portholes.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by Premier Exhibition, an Atlanta-based company with headquarters in Vancouver that's dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Titanic.
More information on Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can be found here or by calling 604-285-9975. The exhibition runs at Lipont Place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Ticket prices are $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors and $13.95 for students. Children under the age of five are free.