The Titanic Exhibition in Sydney
I’m a history nut. I also love the stories of people’s lives so for me the Titanic Exhibition is a perfect combination of things I love. When we were asked if we would like to attend, I didn’t even bother asking my husband. I jumped at the opportunity to go, if he didn’t want to go, I would find someone to go with me.
We waited for a weekend when the whole family was free of birthday parties and headed OTB with the kids.
The Titanic Exhibition features over 300 artefacts taken directly from the Titanic and her sister ship Olympia. Some of the artefacts were taken off the ship before it sailed while others were kept by survivors. Aside from the real treasures there are also some pieces from the famous Movie.
If you watched the movie, you owe it to the people who lost their lives to go and see the Titanic Exhibition. You owe it to them to go and pay tribute to their memories and their lives.
Before we headed off to the Titanic Exhibition I had to explain the concept of the Titanic to the kids. If you’re taking young kids to the Titanic exhibition, you had better read the post explaining the Titanic to Young kids.
Where is the Titanic Exhibition in Sydney
Address and Location
The Titanic Exhibition in Sydney is at Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park so it requires a trip to the City if you’re coming from the North like us.
The address is 122 Lang Road, Moore Park.
The Entertainment Quarter has a huge parking block. You can easily park there and walk to the exhibition, it is all signposted.
What to expect from the Titanic Exhibit
The Titanic Exhibit is chilling. Each visitor is given a Boarding Pass that contains the personal information of an actual First, Second or Third Class passenger. This just makes the experience even more real.
The website dedicated to the exhibition says to allow for 1.5 hours to complete the exhibition. We took less than an hour to get through the whole thing.
Winding your way through the exhibit
You start off collecting your boarding pass with an actual passengers name on. Ultimately you will be given the chance to see if your passenger landed up on a life boat and survived or whether they lost their life.
Artefacts and Mementos
Once you enter the exhibition, past the gift shop, you will come face to face with lots of artefacts, drawing, photos and pictures. There are posters and photos from the time, copies of tickets, pieces of the floor, cutlery and crockery.
What amazes me is how people didn’t get on the boat or actually got off for various reasons. These stories are told from the tokens that people left on the boat or removed from the boat.
You can read some of the stories in the plaques below. The egg cup on the left was stolen off the ship. The flask on the bottom left was put on the boat but the man who owned it never got on.
The living areas
Once you’ve moved past the collection you walk into the Titanic. It is so cool. They have reconstructed the passageway, that magnificent staircase and the rooms. You can get the feeling of what the first, second and third class rooms would be like and even the bathrooms.
While you’re not allowed in the rooms or lying on the beds, you can walk up the stairs and have your picture taken.
There is even a boiler room and an outdoor area with all the stars shining.
I found myself flawed at the number of times the Titanic was warned and how each warning could have been headed but wasn’t. As you walk through the warnings you will ultimately come to a massive ice block that the kids are allowed to touch.
By the time you’ve passed the warnings, felt the ice block and gotten a real sense of the momentum of the Titanic you then see who survived.
Up against the wall is a huge display that lists the people who made it onto a life boat and those who did not. It’s really sobering to see the comparison and to look for the name on your boarding pass. Some of the stories of these individuals are up on the walls with photographs of them of their families.
Past this there is a section that deals with the recovery of the Titanic and at the end of the exhibit you will be able to see some of the props from the movie.
Two hours free parking is available at Wilson Parking at The Entertainment Quarter on non-event days
Opening hours and Tickets
Tickets are sold for timed entry in half hourly periods.
The Titanic Exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm.
The last entry is at 4:30pm though.
During school holidays the Titanic Exhibition is open from 10am to 7pm.
The last entry is at 5:30pm.
Over the festive season
The Titanic Exhibition is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It is open as follows on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.
- Christmas Eve (24 Dec): 10am to 2pm. Last entry is at 1pm.
- Boxing Day (26 Dec): First Session: 12noon to 7pm. Last entry is at 6pm.
- New Year’s Eve (31 Dec): 10am to 2pm. Last entry is at 1pm.
What does it cost
There are a whole lot of ticketing options depending on when you go to see it and what type of ticket you want. Tickets start are around $32 for an adult on off peak days and $35 on peak days.
Outside of School Holidays: Monday – Friday
In School Holidays: All day Tuesday and from 4pmMonday Friday
Outside of School Holidays – Saturday and Sunday’s and public Holidays
In School Holidays – Mon – Sun excluding Tuesdays and Mon-Frid from 4pm
Where to get tickets
Tickets are available online through ticketek.com.au, over the phone on 0435 285 734 or in person at Ticketek outlets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Exhibition box office at the venue.
We were invited to check out Titanic the Exhibition and were given free tickets.
All the views and opinions expressed are the writers own.