The gala opening of the Titanic Artifact Exhibition was held on the 26th November at the Watershed, V and A Waterfront. Geraldo van Rooyen (aka hubby), attended the event on behalf of the blog.
The Artifact Exhibition finished its Joburg run just over two weeks ago and is now in Cape Town to give Capetonians a glimpse of the legendary vessel and its passengers. The exhibition displays original artifacts recovered from the wreckage; such as cutlery, crockery and personal items of the passengers. What’s particularly interesting are the stories of the South Africans who were on board the vessel. The expo gives you a peak into the lives of the passengers on your boarding pass, which doubles as your access ticket. So you can read a little bio, see if they were sailing first, second or third class and more importantly, if they survived that fateful night in 1912. Ours was of a Miss Berthe Mayne who sailed first class and survived to tell the tale!
Room recreations allow you to relive the majestic Titanic a hundred years later. There are also plenty of photo ops for all you selfie addicts. I’m sure we all remember the famous scene of Jack and Rose believing they can fly – well now you can too! While you’re at it, be sure to test how long you can last by placing your hand on the reconstructed iceberg to get a real feel of the freezing temperatures of that night.
The exhibition is a must see for vintage and history lovers alike. The Titantic Artifact Exhibition runs until the 6 March 2016 and tickets are available from Webtickets.
**Photos taken with iPhone 6**
xxx Tulips & Phoenixes xxx