We were lucky enough to be invited to the Titanic Expo launch at the V&A Waterfront Watershed. If you are major Jack and Rose fans (like Rif & I), you wouldn’t turn down the opportunity either. Then again, if you are too young to know who Jack and Rose are, it may be just your chance to delve into history and learn more about the demise of the “unsinkable” ship.
One of history’s unforgettable stories will be brought to life this summer as Titanic, The Real Artifact Exhibition opens its doors at the V&A Waterfront from 22 November.
A world-class event replete with real artifacts from the doomed ship, the Titanic Artifact Exhibition offers visitors a fascinating insight into this beguiling yet tragic tale as it takes up residence at the Watershed until March 2016.
With a focus on the compelling human stories aboard the ship, the exhibition features real artifacts recovered from the wreckage, as well as meticulously recreated interiors and stunning replica models of the ocean liner and the iceberg that brought her down.
Century-old beer and real champagne bottles stand in view. A stopwatch belonging to hotelier Thomas William Solomon Brown remains in its original condition, while long-lost pastry bowls warped by the acidity of the ocean are another poignant exhibit feature. An original porthole, sea water taps and actual rivets are other memorable relics on display.
Outside of the exhibition itself, a Titanic Dining Experience recreates what it was like to dine aboard the Titanic. Two dinner experiences are available: pub grub fare enjoyed by third-class passengers and carefully-paired first-class dishes.
Tickets are available at www.webtickets.co.za
Children (5-17yrs): R85
Students and Pensioners: R90
Family Package of 4: R320