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Discover the Titanic Like Never Before At Melbourne Museum’s TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition

Have you ever wondered what it was like aboard the legendary Titanic? Now’s your chance!

Melbourne Museum is hosting TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s perfect for history buffs or families looking for an engaging outing with the kids.

. Grand Staircase in Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Source EMG

Titanic Exhibition Melbourne

Direct from a sold-out season in Paris and exclusive to Melbourne Museum, TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition is the most extensive and authentic Titanic exhibition in the world.

Over a century after the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, the Titanic Museum experience brings the ship’s iconic story to life, offering a unique educational experience for both older kids and adults.

What to Expect

Upon entering the Titanic at Museum Melbourne, you’ll be given a boarding pass for one of the real passengers, with some information about who they were, where they were from and what passage they’d booked.

This leads to a discussion about the stark class divisions that existed on the ‘ship of dreams’. The boarding passes for our allocated passengers are all for males booked in third class – and we guess that they’re probably unlikely to have survived the sinking.

The boarding passes help the kids to understand the human side of the tragedy. At the end of the exhibition, you can discover the fate of your nominated passenger (and we were right).

Engaging Exhibits for Kids

Within the exhibition, you’ll discover an array of artefacts and detailed reconstructions. The life-sized recreations and captivating storytelling will capture the imagination of older children and adults alike.

The only thing missing is the rocking of a ship!

Step back in time, walking through recreations of the ship’s luxurious interiors such as the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlour Suite, and Verandah Cafe.

. Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Source EMG

You can also view over 200 real artefacts and personal belongings recovered directly from the Titanic’s wreck site, deep on the ocean floor. These really give you a real sense of the life and times of its passengers.

. Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Photo by Alexandre Schoelcher. Source – Museums Victoria

There are not many interactive elements or hands-on activities, except for the touchable iceberg where you can feel the chill of an iceberg!

There’s one multimedia presentation near the end and plenty of photo-friendly spots.

. Iceberg Gallery at Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Photo by Alexandre Schoelcher. Source – Museums Victoria

All of the features make the Titanic experience not only educational but also engaging for history enthusiasts and curious kids.

Easy Access and Facilities

Located in the heart of the city, the Melbourne Museum is easily accessible by public transport or there is a convenient car park under the museum.

The museum is equipped with all the facilities you need for a comfortable visit, including lockers, toilets, and wheelchair access.

Convenient Amenities for Families

Melbourne Museum understands the needs of families. You’ll find convenient amenities like stroller access, family-friendly dining options, change tables, parents’ room and rest areas.

Everything is designed to make your visit comfortable and stress-free.

After exploring the Titanic museum, take a break at the Museum’s café. With a variety of options, it’s a great spot to refuel and discuss the incredible sights you’ve seen.

The museum also boasts the Children’s Gallery for active fun and serene Gondwana Garden, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

. Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Source EMG

Titanic High Tea

Michelin-trained Executive Chef Keith Higginson has prepared a Titanic inspired High Tea!

Guests can enjoy a tiered selection of freshly made sweet and savoury delights, premium tea and free-flowing barista coffee in the elegant High Tea lounge, just outside the exhibition entrance.

The Titanic high tea is available every day at 10:30am or 3pm for $79 per person and includes admission to Melbourne Museum. There’s no children’s price.

Walk-ins are welcomed pending availability, but pre-bookings are highly recommended.

If you are a Museums Victoria member, we suggest you book exhibition tickets separately so you can get the discounted member’s price for the exhibition ticket.

We recommend allowing an hour to immerse yourself in the fascinating exhibition before the High Tea begins.

Titanic Exhibition Melbourne Tickets

Planning your visit is easy! Purchase Titanic tickets online to ensure you don’t miss out, as sessions during busy times have been selling out.

Melbourne Museum offers a range of ticket options and entry is timed.

If you’re unable to visit Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition during the day then the after-hours viewing sessions are for you. You’ll have a quieter experience but won’t be able to visit the rest of Melbourne Museum

The exhibition is only here until Sunday 21 April 2024, so grab your tickets fast! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to step back in time and experience the Titanic’s story like never before.

Book your tickets to TITANIC: The Artefact Exhibition here


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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