My fascination with the Titanic happened first started when I was in the third grade. I can remember hearing about it in history class and being absolutely mesmerized with the stories of that tragic night. As an adult I have seen documentaries, read stories and even looked at pictures from the wreckage but nothing compares to be face to face with actual items that came from the ship. This is exactly what you will get to do when you visit The Titanic Branson.
The Titanic Museum is amazing! When you pull into the parking lot you can’t help but be in awe of how big it is. It looks just like you would expect the first half of the actual ship to look like.
Before you walk into the museum each guest, even kids, are given a boarding pass with the information from an actual passenger from The Titanic. When you receive your boarding pass you won’t know whether your passenger made it out alive that fateful night or died. You keep your boarding pass with you and at the end of the tour, you will come to a wall which names all of the passengers on the Titanic. Here you will find out the fate of your passenger.
The Titanic museum employees are fantastic and all stay in character throughout the tour. Below is a sneak peek of what you will see thr0ughout the museum. The employees are great about answering questions and giving you additional information on The Titanic.
The tour is self-guided and will take you about an hour to get through. The headset provided at the front is a great addition to the tour because you can get an explanation of what an item is or the history behind something just by pushing the code provided at the exhibit.
There is no video recording or photography allowed throughout the museum but there are plenty of photo opportunities before you step through the door.
One of my favorite parts of the museum is The Grand Staircase which is an exact replica of The Titanic. It was built using the blueprints that were used to build the staircase on the ship. The staircase cost over a $1 Million dollars to build and it is beautiful! By walking up the stairs you get an idea of what the passengers of The Titanic experienced.
New in 2013 is the Children’s exhibit which pays tribute to the 133 children aboard the Titanic. Being a mom of two children this room really tugged at my heart. I just can’t imagine the fear that these kids went through and many of them lost one or even both of their parents. It’s not all sadness though as there are some really touching stories and a few happy endings.
The Titanic Museum is open year round and hosts a variety of events throughout. It’s a great experience worth the time to stop by. Reservations are highly recommended so be sure to call ahead to purchase your tickets. For more information on the Titanic Museum in Branson you can visit http://www.titanicbranson.com/ for more information.