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Titanic changes

20 September 2006 by Sam

Close up of the deck of the Titanic model

If you look really closely you can see ‘King of the world’ Leo and Kate (just kidding)

It’s all go at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The Floating Palaces gallery, which looks at the golden age of travel on liners including poignant reminders of the Titanic and Lusitania disasters, is due to close soon and be replaced by a much bigger better gallery on the first floor of the museum.

The new gallery will explore the story of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland as well as the Titanic and Lusitania, highlighting new research and Liverpool connections. New material on display will include recent acquisitions such as a medal awarded to Able Seaman Leslie Morton, who rescued many of the survivors from the Lusitania. These will be shown alongside existing highlights from the collection, such as the huge model of the Olympic/Titanic.

In order for the changes to take place the Floating Palaces gallery will close on 1 October 2006, so you’ve got just over a week to go if you want to have a last look around. The new gallery is expected to open later in the year, we’ll keep you posted when the date is confirmed.

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