Artifacts From Titanic’s Rescue Ship, Carpathia, to Make World Debut at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition go on sale
Carpathia, one of the most famous ships in the Cunard line, was 58 miles from Titanic when its crew received the distress call. In response, Carpathia raced through the icy waters of the North Atlantic to help. It arrived on the scene after Titanic had foundered, but the crew managed to rescue the 705 survivors of the disaster and carry them to their
The world premiere Carpathia artifacts will be displayed in a brand new Rescue Gallery within the Titanic exhibition. Dramatically retelling the story of Carpathia’s heroic crew, this specially designed gallery will contain nearly half of all artifacts that were recovered from the ship’s wreck site. In addition, the gallery will highlight many elements of Titanic’s rescue, including historic photographs, wireless telegraph messages, and the stories that led to Carpathia’s moniker “The Ship of Widows.”
Highlights of the Carpathia Rescue Gallery include:
- A flask, one of only five personal items found during the recovery efforts. Made of sterling silver and glass, this flask was recovered with a protective leather covering. The leather did not survive the conservation process, but its loss revealed an engraved stag’s head and wine glass on the metal surface.
- A porthole, which weighs over 50 pounds and has its original glass and wood still intact. Visitors will also see two clamps/locks that would have kept the porthole closed during rough weather.
- A telegraph top which, because of its size and position, proved to be the most difficult item to recover from Carpathia’s wreckage.
- A tiny cosmetics jar from the
United Kingdom’sBoots Pharmacy. Measuring at just 3 inches tall, this jar was recovered with its contents — a yellow cream — still intact.
- Floor tiles, glassware, china, and more.
“The Rescue Gallery allows us to paint a more complete picture of Titanic’s story,” says
“We are pleased to unveil yet another fascinating layer to the Titanic with the worldwide debut of more than 20 of the 50 artifacts recovered from RMS Carpathia,” states
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will feature more than 250 artifacts that have been recovered from Titanic’s wreck site, detailed room re-creations, and a gallery devoted to
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At 14,000 square feet, Titanic will be one of the largest exhibits the Science Museum has ever hosted, offering visitors a rare chance to see what life was like on board Titanic and connect with this legendary story of human drama.
Tickets go on sale
Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will go on sale on
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRXI) and the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. The company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck by a
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PLEASE NOTE: Images of items recovered from Carpathia are available for media use. Please visit http://www.mediasmm.org for more information. For access to underwater b-roll footage of Carpathia, contact
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