Titanic Experience Cobh
20 Casement Square, Cobh, Ireland
www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie - (021) 481 4412
Titanic Experience Cobh Reviews
Titanic Experience Mar 16, 2013
In the former building of the White Start Line, a museum called „Titanic Experience“ has been established. It takes you through the story of this infamous ship from the its construction at Harland & Wulff in Belfast to its sinking in the night to April 15th 1912. It looks a little too commerzialized for my taste with shiny panels and multimedia screens. With 9,50 EUR entry fee for an adult (2013), the fee is pretty high for a comparable exhibition in most parts of Europe. In Ireland, it is a little above average, especially compared with the "Queenstown Story" exhibition (7,50 EUR; 2013) with a more serious and more scientific approach. Nevertheless, I would recommend it as I enjoyed it and you would get to see a lot of interesting exhibits and infomation.
The museum focuses on the 123 passengers which embarqued in Cobh. As a museum visitor, you will get the identity of one of those passengers. You will follow his or her way through the building, virtually embark the Titanic and try to get a space on one of the lifeboats. In the second last room you will get some information about the fate of the Titanic. The last one is dedicated to the said passengers where you will find their biographies. There, you will also find out if your alter ego survived. I was Edward Ryan by the way, one of the last male 3rd class passengers to reach a lifeboat.
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