MELBOURNE EXHIBITION FAQ

1. Where is the Exhibition on display?

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street,
Carlton, Victoria.

NB : Pour les personnes venants de France, vous avez besoin de demander un visa pour vous rendre en Australie. Nous vous recommandons de faire appel aux services d'Action Visa.

2. When is Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition on display?

Open to the public from the 14th May until 7th November 2010.

3. What are the opening hours?

Due to popular demand, the pre-purchase allocation of tickets (website and phone sales) for Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition have now sold out!!!

A limited number of tickets are still available to be purchased IN PERSON from the box office at Melbourne Museum on the day of visit only. Melbourne Museum and Box Office opens at 10am every day.

This is your FINAL chance to purchase tickets to Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition before it sails away on 7 November.

DATES & TIMES

Session Times for the remaining days are as follows:

Tuesday 2 November - Saturday 6 November
Sessions start from 10:00am, then every 15 minutes until 7:30pm (Exhibition closes at 9:00pm).

Sunday 7 November - FINAL DAY
Sessions start from 10:00am, then every 15 minutes until 4:45pm (Exhibition closes at 6:00pm).


4. How much are tickets?

Adults
: $24.00
Child: $16.00
Concession: $18:00
Family (2 adults 2 Children): $66.00
School Excursion (Mon-Fri only): $10.00

Museum Victoria Member’s Prices:

MV Adult: $18.00
MV Concession: $15
MV Child: $12.00
Carer (with ID, accompanying the disabled or aged individual): Free

5. Are guided tours available?

Tours are self-guided. Audio tours are available for $6 per person suitable for both adults and children.

6. Are group rates available?

Yes, group bookings are available. Please see Group Booking Section on website front page to register for further information.

7. Is the Exhibition wheelchair accessible?

Yes.

8. Is the Exhibition suitable for children?

Some of the best Titanic experts are about 7 or 8 years old! Very young children might find things interesting to look at, but will likely want to move through the Exhibition quickly. Older children and adults will want to linger, look, read and talk with one another. The Exhibition offers terrific inter-generational learning opportunities..

9. Are prams allowed in the exhibition?

Yes, standard prams are allowed, but as the exhibition seeks to replicate the dimensions of the Titanic corridors, double prams and extra wide buggies will not fit. These may be exchanged for single width prams on site (subject to availability).

10. What will I see in the Exhibition?

Over 280 real artefacts will be on display, including never-before seen artefacts with some with an Australian connection. Artefacts include Titanic’s D-Deck Door, a large Hull Section, a Cherub statue, porthole, china, currency and passenger’s personal effects.

Exhibition Galleries including:

  • Recreation of Titanic’s Grand Staircase
  • Recreation of Titanic’s First Class Hallway
  • Recreation of Titanic’s first class cabin accommodations
  • Recreation of Recreation of Titanic’s first class cabin accommodations third class hallway and 3rd class accommodations
  • An iceberg recreation that guests can touch to experience the cold of that fateful night first hand
  • Exclusive Exhibition content that features Australia's Titanic passengers and crew
  • Each guest receives a boarding pass with the information of a Titanic passenger. At the end of the Exhibition guests can review a Memorial Wall of Titanic’s passengers and learn the fate of their passenger.

11. Can I take photographs or video in the Exhibition?

Photography and videotaping are not allowed. Artefacts are displayed in specially designed cases where temperature, relative humidity and light levels can be controlled, protecting the artefacts from these three agents of deterioration. The artefacts displayed have been conserved and are continuously monitored and maintained so that they can be shown in the Exhibition as well as preserved for the future. A catalogue is available for purchase, which includes photographs of artefacts from the Exhibition.

12. Who recovered the artefacts on display?

RMS Titanic, Inc, (RMST) has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to Titanic's wreck site in 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2004. On 7 June 1994 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia declared RMST salvor-in-possession of the wreck and wreck site of the RMSTitanic, excluding all others from going to the site for the purpose of recovery. RMST is the only entity that has recovered and conserved items from Titanic.

13. How many artefacts has RMS Titanic, Inc, recovered?

To date, RMS Titanic, Inc. has recovered more than 5,500 objects from the wreck site, ranging from delicate porcelain dishes to a 17-ton section of the hull.

14. Why is it important to recover and conserve artefacts from Titanic’s wreck site?

The bottom of the deep ocean is a hostile environment. Over time, man-made objects will be consumed by bacteria, abraded by sediments, and corroded by salt and acids. Even the Ship itself is slowly being destroyed by iron-eating micro-organisms and will one day collapse on the ocean floor. Artefacts that are not recovered from the wreck site will eventually be lost. RMS Titanic, Inc, is committed to recovering, conserving, and exhibiting artefacts from Titanic’s wreck site to help preserve the physical memory of the Ship and the people who perished in the disaster. Through these activities, people all over the world have the opportunity to see three-dimensional objects that bore witness to the sinking and to gain new insights into the human dimensions of the tragedy.

Melbourne Museum
14 May 2010 - 7 November 2010