Monday, April 30, 2012

Titanic – The Exhibition

I finally went! The day I was supposed to go happened to be a Sunday, and I learnt that a Sunday is not necesarily a good day to go to a museum or an exhibition in Barcelona. Very crowded. The queues went on for a couple hundred metres, opposed to when I went on a weekday, and we could enter directly, no queues at all. 

 
My expectations were turned up high from reading about the exhibition, and I knew I had to see this. I remember the movie from 1997 so well, with the most handsome Jack Dawson, and the most beautiful romance with Rose DeWitt Bukater. It was all so captivating and touching and stong and terrible. 

And it is terrible. All the poor people who died in this tragedy. An audio guide is included in the entrance fee and takes you out on this journey, from picture to picture, telling the story of many of the passengers onboard The Ship That Could Not Sink. Almost 200 original objects from the Titanic and passengers are displayed, as well as a couple of rooms built just as they were. There is a model of the ship as it was, and another model of the ship as it is now, at the bottom of the sea. Here, a first class cabin:


The model of the Titanic, open on one side so you can see rooms, cabins etc. 

 First class:

 Third class cabin: 
It was not allowed to photograph so I've borrowed photos from here

All in all, it is a very good exhibition, and you won’t leave untouched.  

The exhibition is at Museu Maritimo de Barcelona until the end of September. And if you can, go during the week. It would be a shame to see this when it's very crowded and you'd have to waiti in line to have a look at the objects, models etc. Website of the Exhibition here.

13 comments:

  1. Så utrolig spennende!!! Jeg har alltid vært fascinert av Titanic, det har kanskje noe med at filmen kom ut da jeg var tenåring og Leonardo spilte den mannlige hovedrollen... Det er flott med museum som klarer å fortelle en historie og gi et sterkt inntrykk!

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    1. Jeg kan nok skylde litt på filmen og herr DeCaprio selv! Men ja- det er flott å gå ut fra et museum med masse tanker og følelser surrende rundt i kroppen :)

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    1. This one is a traveling exhibition but when I googled it I found there are several exhibitions around the world. I guess it's natural right now since the 100 year anniversary was in April.

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  3. så spennende! dit skulle jeg gjerne gått. men du, nå googlet jeg det og den fantes i paris også, men ikke nå lenger tror jeg:/

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    1. Ja det var veldig spennende! Denne er en reisende utstilling, så kanskje den har vært i Paris før? Det var da synd hvis den ikke er der mer :/

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  4. How cool is this! I would love to see it. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I would LOVE to see this. Just seeing your cabin photo gave me the chills.

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    1. I got the chills too several times during the audio-guide!

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  6. Oh wow...I felt the same as Tina, just seeing the cabin photo made me feel so many different things....

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  7. I was lucky to catch this exhibition in Macau when we went for a holiday last month. Really good exhibit, worth the pennies :)

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    1. I actually saw it twice :) A good friend of mine came down from Norway and she's a huge Titanic-fan, so I came along. Truly beautiful, such strong stories there!

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