A new exhibit opening at Prague’s PVA Expo in Letňany next month invites visitors aboard a simulation of the ill-fated luxury liner that sank into the Atlantic on April 15, 1912 resulting in the death of more than 1,500 people.
Opening February 2, 2016, Titanic: The Exhibition features life-size replicas, authentic artifacts from the wreckage, memorabilia of the era, and a Czech connection.
Recreations of the boiler room and decks, and both upper- and lower-class cabins offer an immersive experience for the Titanic obsessed; also on display is a 4-meter piece of ice that ticket holders are allowed to touch.
According to organizers the items have been painstakingly transported during their new voyage around the world and must remain in temperature-controlled rooms with minimal light exposure for preservation purposes.
The exhibit comes to Prague from Bratislava and has previously seen success in Las Vegas and Capetown and throughout Europe.
As an added local bonus the exhibit will offer a “traces of Czechs on the Titanic” section which will presumably include the Czech porcelain that adorned the ship’s tables.
Another unique aspect of the exhibit is that each ticket is issued as a boarding pass bearing the name of an actual passenger on the Titanic. Visitors will discover at the end of the exhibit if they survived!
Tickets start at 300 CZK.
See the official website http://www.vystavatitanic.cz/ for additional details.
Photos courtesy of RMS Titanic.