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