- On 17/12/2008
- In Museum News
From Liverpool Daily Post
Intriguing items salvaged from the wreck of the Titanic are to go on public display in Liverpool for the first time.
The objects, including pince-nez spectacles, a lady’s wrist watch, a third-class White Star Line cup, a ventilation grille, five tie-pins and a five-dollar bank-note will go on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday.
Exhibition curator Alan Scarth said this was the most exciting collection of items he had dealt with in 25 years in the job, and added the display gave him a “shiver down the spine”.
He said: “These objects are very evocative of the most famous shipwreck of all time. The personal items are particularly moving because they represent the terrible human cost of the disaster.”