At what point do you feel that spine-tingling connection?
Is it as soon as you enter the original White Star Line Ticket Office where people checked in so full of excitement to be joining “The Queen of the Ocean” RMS Titanic, then the world’s largest passenger ship?
Or when you look at the name on your boarding card, of a real-life passenger who embarked on what would become the most infamous maiden voyage of all time?
The Titanic before setting sail from Cobh
The Titanic before setting sail from Cobh
No one among the 123 passengers who came to the ticket office on Thursday April 11th 1912 could have predicted that the “unsinkable” Titanic, at its final port of call before heading for New York, would never arrive.
Take a virtual tour of the Titanic Experience
Walking in those passengers’ footsteps at the Titanic Experience Cobh, on a virtual journey to your waiting ship, you view Heartbreak Pier from which they departed and discover contrasting conditions on board for first- and third-class travellers in reconstructed cabins.
Passengers on the deck of the Titanic
Passengers on the deck of the Titanic
Titanic Connections deepen further with through-the-porthole tales of passengers – like eloping sweethearts Denis Lennon and Mary Mullin, never to realise hopes of a new life together in America.
And when suddenly the iceberg is hit, you watch from a “lifeboat” as the Titanic sinks in a dramatic film recreation. On board, the ship’s brave band played to the end.
The disaster makes newspaper headlines
The disaster makes newspaper headlines
Haunting and heroic accounts unfold, of loss – over 1,500 people perished – but also of survival.
Titanic portraits; the Odell family
Titanic portraits: hologram of Margaret Rice and her children
Left: The Odell family. Right: Hologram of Margaret Rice and her children.
Listen to the hologram of Margaret Rice, last seen with her young children clutching at her skirts; hear about “lucky stoker” John Coffey’s escape; let John Cargill, able-seaman on the Carpathia that answered Titanic’s distress call, describe scooping passengers to safety from the sea using empty coal sacks.
Men waiting on the pier at Cobh
Men waiting on the pier at Cobh
You check your passenger name once more, against the list in the story room. What was your fate?
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White Star Line Building, 20 Casement Square, Cobh, Cork