Titanic Exhibit Visits Memphis

Reed Travel Features

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- About 300 objects recovered from the wreck site of the Titanic will be exhibited April 3 to Sept. 30 at the Pyramid here.

"Titanic: The Exhibition," which is described as the largest showing of Titanic artifacts to date, will include replications of portions of the ill-fated, "unsinkable" ship.

The wreck was discovered in 1985 by a joint French and American scientific expedition and is being presented by New York-based RMS Titanic Inc., which was declared salvor-in-possession of the ship and all its artifacts.

Items on display include a cherub that adorned the ship's grand staircase; gold coins; silver dinnerware; fine china; jewelry; gold-plated chandeliers; paper objects such as stock certificates and love letters; communications and navigational gear, and pieces of its 50,000-horsepower engines.

The exhibition is part of the Pyramid's "Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series" and will be open from 9 a.m. till 10 p.m. daily.

The cost of admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (age 60 or older) and $6 for those ages 5 to 16.

There is an additional $1 charge for tickets that are mailed and a discount for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets by phone, call (800) 2-MEMPHIS or (901) 576-1290.

Packages including transportation, accommodations and tickets to other attractions in the Memphis area are available by calling Unique Tours at (800) 235-1984. Information also is available on the Internet at http://www.wonders.org.

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