Treasured Visit to the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO by Kiara Hart
I got to visit the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri recently. It wasn't the first time I had visited, in fact it was the third time I got to go to this timeless treasure. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind learning experience. It is not only a museum but a re-telling of a fascinating voyage where the lives of many brave men, women, and children were drastically changed forever.
With over 400 artifacts pulled from the wreckage, the Titanic Museum honors the lives and legacies of the people aboard the ship. Featuring actual letters that passengers had written and many other personal belongings of the passengers, along with furniture, dishes, and more, this unforgettable experience offers a mesmorizing opportunity to learn a tragic piece of history in a beautiful rendition of the ship itself. Tribute is paid to not only those who lost their lives, but also the survivors. In the Titanic's Memorial Room, there are 2, 208 names listed on the wall along with any known information about each person, including pictures of many.
The Titanic Museum teaches people about the event and helps initiate awareness of what happened on that fateful night of April 14, 1912.
The Titanic Museum also features lots of interactive displays and interesting artifacts. One display is a container of 28 degree water which is the temperature that the ocean was during the night of the sinking. Visitors to the museum are able to immerse a hand in the water and time themselves to see how long they can keep their hands submerged. An interesting fact that I learned while there: it takes 20 minutes to reach hypothermia in those conditions.
Another fascinating display is the collection of dishes and silverware that were utilized on board the Titanic. Seeing a variety of settings, I learned that the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class passengers had different types based on their class. The menus for each class were also different. The menus were on display. The variety of what each class was offered was very interesting.
Another very cool display was a huge picture of the boiler rooms on the Titanic. There was an image of a man standing next to one of the boilers and the size difference was astronomical!
A unique feature of the museum is the staffing - many in costume and playing a role of Captain, or maid, or attendant. The day I visited all staff members I encountered were extremely knowledgeable about the Titanic and passionate about the passengers' stories. Two staff members in particular made an impression on me. One lady spoke about the Titanic's course in the ocean and gave a lot of interesting information related to this, along with the importance of the event itself. A gentleman spoke in such earnest about the musicians on board the Titanic, it was as if he truly cared about the passengers and their lives.
There is plenty to see and lots to learn at the Titanic Museum. There's a term called edutainment. This relates to the combination of education and entertainment. Titanic is the perfect mix of both. Plan on spending some time inside the museum, visiting each exhibit. Since this is a self-guided tour, you can go at your own pace. There is absolutely no rush, and with the $4.5 million collection within, you and your family will likely be in awe of everything there is to see, learn and experience.
Breathtaking decor, particularly at Christmas time, lots of places for photo opps on the property, and don't forget to browse the gift shop for unique gifts!
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