Titanic Expo in Quebec until October 2010

Titanic Expo in Quebec until October 2010

proposes a visit through the re-created decors of the world’s most celebrated ocean liner, in which artifacts recovered from the depths of the ocean have regained their rightful place. These artifacts from yesterday tell the tragic story of Titanic which lies at a depth of more than 3,843 m feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Together, the re-created decors, the recovered artifacts, the photos of the period and the passengers who sailed aboard Titanic tell the story of this marvel of technology from the beginning of the 20th century, its tragic sinking and the scientific exploits accomplished in finding the wreck and arranging the recovery expeditions.

“Presented in several of the world’s major cities in recent years, TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition has been seen by over 22 million visitors to date. Much more than an exhibition, it is an unforgettable experience that is as entertaining as it is educational. This event is a perfect example of the new medium known as ‘edutainment’ ! You might say that the time has come for the world’s most famous ship to dock in the Port of Québec!” concluded Serge Grimaux.

The Exhibition begins at the Harland & Wolff shipyards, in Belfast Ireland, where construction of the R.M.S. Titanic started in 1909. Nicknamed “The Unsinkable”, it represented a major technical challenge that triumphed over its numerous competitors and became the symbol of floating luxury. In 1912, Titanic was the largest transatlantic cruise liner in the world.  Carried aboard by the excitement of the departure, the visitor sets foot on the White Star Line’s pride and joy to relive the maiden voyage of April 1912, and receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic.

The visit continues in re-created decors of Titanic and in the conditions prevailing during the voyage: sounds, temperature and light variations creating the atmosphere. Artifacts recovered from the bottom of the ocean are testimonies of the life on board, whether luxurious or ordinary, and of the diversity of passengers.  To that end, artifacts are displayed in a steerage cabin, in passageways, in a first class suite and in other decors recreating the famous ship.

In the Passenger Gallery, personal artifacts, testimonies from those aboard the Ship and photos of the period tell their stories and those of the staff on board: for some, the joy of leaving; for others, especially the immigrants, the hope of a new life.  In the frozen environment of the shipwreck and of the rescue operation, visitors move to the Memorial Gallery to look for the passenger whose boarding pass they hold on the list of the 2,228 names aboard Titanic.  In the days that followed the sinking of the doomed ship, headlines on the front pages of newspapers announced the disaster that killed 1,523 people, leaving only 705 survivors.  Later on, the inquiry boards published their reports.

In addition to images on the various techniques and navigation tools, the scientific segment of the Exhibition centers on discovering the wreck site, its exploration by submersibles, including the Nautile 2, the recovery expeditions as well as the treatment and conservation efforts with regards to the artifacts themselves.  Audio-guides provide a realistic visit in the re-created decors of the Titanic. The guide’s voice provides further technical information and outlines certain images and artifacts. The comedian’s voices reproduce exchanges between the crewmembers and bring to life comments from the passengers. The musical accompaniment and background noises bring to life the ambiance inside Titanic.

It is this page of history that has fascinated the entire world for almost a century that Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens up in a unique and moving fashion.  Produced by R.M.S. Titanic, the only company authorized to recover artifacts from Titanic’s debris field.

Further Details:

ADMISSION & INFORMATION

Exhibition in English and in French

Espace 400e is in the Old Port of Québec city, at 100 Quai Saint-André street.

SCHEDULE:

Sunday and Monday: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Last departure at 7:45 p.m.)
Tuesday to Saturday: From10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Last departure at 8:45 p.m.)

Tickets available online at : www.expotitanic.ca.
By phone: 514 316-8316 – 877 668-8599.
Box Office on site starting June 18th 2010.

Admission Fees:

WEEKDAYS:
Adults: 19,95$*
Children (12-), Seniors (65+) and Students: 15,95$*
Family Package 4(2 adults – 2 children) : 59,95$*
Family Package 5 (2 adults – 3 children) : 69,95$*
Audio Guide (regular) 4,95$*
Audio Guide (Seniors, Children and Students) 2,95$*

WEEKEND & HOLIDAYS**
Adults: 23,95$*
Children (12-) and Students: 15,95$*
Seniors (65+): 18,95$*
Family Package 4(2 adults – 2 children) : 59,95$*
Family Package 5 (2 adults – 3 children) : 69,95$*
Audio Guide (regular) 4,95$*
Audio Guide (Seniors, Children and Students) 2,95$*

GROUPS upon reservation at 1-877-828-1110 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-828-1110      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Minimum 20 persons.
Adults groups, weekdays only : 16,95$*
Elementary school groups, weekdays only: 9,95$*
School groups, weekdays only: 12,95$*
Senior groups, weekdays only: 12,95$*
Audio Guides Groups: 2,95$*

*All applicable taxes and service charges included.
**Friday evening after 6:00 p.m.

Information:

To ensure a quality experience for each visitor, a limited number of visitors will be admitted every 15 minutes during exhibition opening hours. Because of the huge popularity and record crowds everywhere the exhibition has been shown, the organizers advise the public to purchase tickets in advance.

Exhibition Regulations: no smoking, no food, no beverages, no cellular phones, no photography, no backpacks in the exhibit.

To ensure a quality experience for each visitor, a limited number of visitors will be admitted every 15 minutes during exhibition opening hours. Because of the huge popularity and record crowds everywhere the exhibition has been shown, the organizers advise the public to purchase tickets in advance.

Exhibition Regulations: no smoking, no food, no beverages, no cellular phones, no photography, no backpacks in the exhibit.

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