History buffs and romantics alike will enjoy visiting Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, at Atlantic Station’s Premier Exhibition Center, opening Friday, April 6, 2012. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the world’s largest and most iconic ship, after colliding with an iceberg in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.
This show features 212 artifacts recovered from eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic’s wreck site, with 100 of them making their debut in Atlanta. One of the pieces that visitors can look forward to viewing is the D-Deck door, a massive steel door originally mounted in the side of Titanic’s hull, that was, in effect, the “front door” for first class passengers. Also on display, a necklace made of gold nuggets, that may have belonged to Margaret “Molly” Brown, the wife of J.J. Brown, a miner who made his fortune in gold.
A replica of the iceberg simulates the chilling 28 degrees of the surface, and guests are encouraged to touch the cold ice, allowing them to feel the temperature of the North Atlantic on that night. Also, they can view the latest 3D video from the wreck site and understand how Titanic rests today.
Visitors will receive a “Boarding Pass” when they arrive at door, with the name and information of a real Titanic passenger on the back. At the end of the tour, they can look up their name on a list of everyone, to find out if their passenger survived or perished.
To find the Premier Exhibition Center, park in the garage of Atlantic Station near 18th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Once on street level, look for escalators or the elevator (near Which Wich) to take you to the second level of the mall.
Premier Exhibition Center, Atlantic Station
285 18th Street, 2nd Floor, Escalator 5
Atlanta, GA 30363
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