Reveal the secret of Titanic and experience the atmosphere of the 20th century! The story of this „unsincable ship“ has been told many times, but never more poignantly and passionately than by the artifacts presented in this exhibition that has been displayed in many countries worldwide. And you have now a chance to visit it in Bratislava’s Incheba – until 16th January.
This global exhibition is organized by the company called RMS Titanic – which has exclusive rights for gathering relics from the Titanic wreck. It was extended with documents provided by the Slovak National Museum. By paying a visit here, you will be able to see hundreds of original artifacts saved from the famous wreck that tell the story of the great ship as well as the 2 228 passengers and crew whose lives were changed forever.
At the entrance you will be asked to leave your belongings in the cloakroom (so wear just a small bag, otherwise you won’t be allowed to take it with you). You will receive an audio-guide headset which will enable you to listen to the detailed explanation of each exhibited object in Slovak, English or German language – very useful! You’ll also get a boarding pass with a name of a real Titanic’s passenger that was aboard during the disaster – and at the end of the exhibition, you can look for the passenger’s name on a big board to find out whether he/she survived or not.
Your tour will start with many factual boards displayed in the first room – with demonstrative briefing of all important political, scientific and cultural events from the beginning of the 20th century.
In the next room you will get to watch a short movie about how the ship was built and set out to sail.
The whole exhibition is prepared in a way to make you feel as being a particular voyager on the board of Titanic.
The lighting in the rooms, the music in the background, the artifacts…
… and mainly the magnificent period interiors will make it easy to feel the authentic atmosphere just like you were taken back over 100 years.
You can read personal stories of many passengers that are displayed on the walls in the exhibition rooms
and also admire the grand staircase so well known from the Titanic movie.
If you ever wondered what’s the difference between the first, second or third class cabins, you’ll have a chance to find out, just like you’ll see the old photos of the promenade deck
or replicas of the actual dining rooms.
There’s also a demonstration of the Verandah café and you can read what was on the menu in each first, second and third class on the day of the disaster.
One of the most opulent areas onboard Titanic was the Turkish Baths which were designed for the exclusive use of first-class passangers – and you’ll find artifacts from the baths here, too.
Detailed reconstruction of the cabins are to be seen next, after which you will get to the noisy engine rooms and following terror just before the actual accident.
Titanic shipwrecked during its first cruise in the Atlantic Ocean on the 15th of April 1912. More than 1500 people died during that fatal night. And you will be reminded the shipwreck through a slow motion video in a dark room, demonstrating how the ship broke into two parts and hit the bottom of the ocean.
The last areas showcase replicas of the ship, its wireless equipment which was used for sending signals when calling for assistance,
and the details of the deep-water expedition to Titanic made in 2010 thanks to which a range of ship’s equipment, various furniture pieces, porcelain as well as passengers’ personal items were found.
Finally, as you will be leaving, you’ll have a chance to stand and take a picture on a small Titanic ship, and refresh yourself in a café.
ADDRESS: Incheba Expo (Halls A2 & D2)
OPEN HOURS: Daily 9:00 – 19:00 (ticket office closes at 18:00)
TICKETS: MON-FRI adults 14 €, children 9€, SAT-SUN adults 16 €, children 10 €