ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The world's largest display of artifacts
salvaged from the wreck of the Titanic is on exhibit at the
Tropicana Casino and Resort here through Sept. 7. "Titanic: The
Experience" features exhibits that place articles from the luxury
liner in context to convey the experience of being aboard the ship.
The exhibit also includes details about the ship's construction,
preparation for sailing and launch.
A major part
of the display is known as "the big piece" -- a 20-ton,
26-by-20-foot section of the Titanic's outer hull, which was
recovered during RMS Titanic's August 1998 expedition to the
shipwreck site. "The big piece" is immersed in water during the
display because conservation work on it is still in progress.
Other articles on exhibit will include the bronze cherub from
the ship's grand staircase; the ship's main whistles; a porthole
with glass thought to have come from the ship's first class dining
room, and the ship's navigational bridge telegraph, which officers
used to communicate the vessel's speed to the engine room.
Also on display: a 1,000-pound davit from which a lifeboat was
lowered; a gilt chandelier; a passenger's suit; a pair of
eyeglasses in their case; a corked champagne bottle; an unopened
bottle of olives; sheet music and a music stand; the ship purser's
valise; a steward's jacket; silver dinnerware; fine china; gold
coins; jewelry, and papers, such as a stock certificate and
of the exhibit are a 30-foot-long model of the Titanic wreck, an
18-foot model of the ship as it looked when it set sail and a
display of the deep-sea equipment used in the recovery of the
The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices
are $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for senior citizens and $6.95 for
children ages 5 to 11. Admission is free for children under the age
of 5. Discounts are available for school and camp groups as well as
other group sales. Tickets for specific dates and times can be
purchased in advance.
Tropicana Box Office
Phone: (609) 340-4020
Phone: (800) 736-1420