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Props from Leonardo DiCaprio film at free summer hol show
The sinking of the Titanic has enthralled people for generations, boosted by James Cameron's hit movie of the disaster with Kate Winslet in 1997. Now, one of the largest collections of rare Titanic and White Star Line artefacts in the world along with props and costumes from Cameron's film will be on display at a Midlands museum.
All aboard the Titanic exhibition in Worcester. Image courtesy of Titanic Honour and Glory Ltd collection and archives.
Titanic: Honour & Glory will be entertaining crowds of all ages as the lockdown eases in England and over the summer holidays. The free exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, in Foregate St, Worcester, runs from May 17 to September 11 and is sure to attract locals along with staycationers.
Doors will be open from Monday to Saturday, between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
See the famous necklace prop from the movie. Image courtesy of Titanic Honour and Glory Ltd collection and archives.
Discover the story of Titanic through real artefacts and personal stories in this riveting exhibition. It even allows visitors of all ages to step back in time to experience the grandeur of transatlantic travel. It will bring to life the gilded age as you view awe-inspiring examples of the ship's luxurious interior fittings.
Titanic: Honour & Glory also allows visitors to get close up to props and costumes from the famous 1997 film, like the glamorous Heart of the Ocean necklace. Although this one isn't worth millions of dollars as it's made of paste rather than diamonds.
It would be hard to experience the story of this tragic liner without feeling saddened and there is a moving display revealing Worcestershire's connections to the sinking of the Titanic.
A Quatermaster's cap that is part of the exhibition. Image courtesy of Titanic Honour and Glory Ltd collection and archives.
The artefacts are in the Midlands as part of a national touring Titanic and White Star Line exhibition that remains in Worcester until September 11.
Titanic: Honour & Glory 17 May – 11 September 2021 Open Monday to Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm FREE Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate St, Worcester WR1 1DT. Visit the Worcester Art Gallery and Museum website for more information here.