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Titanic: Honour & Glory exhibition heading to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Titanic: Honour & Glory, a brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the world’s most famous ship and includes genuine artefacts from the Titanic and her sister ships and memorabilia from the 1997 James Cameron movie, is heading to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday 19 February until 1 May 2022.

The exhibition will also feature the accounts of local Staffordshire personnel connected to the ill-fated liner including Captain Edward John Smith, Mr Leonard Hodgkinson, Senior 4th Engineer on board Titanic, who was born in Stoke-on-Trent and Mr. Christopher Mills, assistant butcher who was born in Longton.

Staffordshire also has another connection to the Titanic with side plates produced by pottery company WM Brownfield used on-board in the 1st class dining room.

Highlights include:

  • Some of the beautiful china dinner plates upon which the first meals were served aboard Titanic
  • Personal belongings of Titanic’s passengers and crew, including a night dress which belonged to first class passenger Margaret Welles Baron Swift on board Titanic
  • A nameplate from one of Titanic’s lifeboats
  • Rare examples of in memoriam tributes made in the aftermath of the sinking, including Titanic relief fund cheques, which were given to support the families of those who were lost
  • Glimpses of the liner’s sumptuous interior and the luxury passengers enjoyed aboard a White Star liner through rare examples from her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic
  • A selection of props from the film Titanic including some of the dresses worn by Kate Winslet and the dazzling ‘heart of the ocean’ necklace.

Voted one of the top five exhibitions in the United Kingdom by The Times, Titanic: Honour & Glory will explore her story, and those of her sister ships and their owners, the White Star Line, as well as revealing the local links of some of its passengers.

Tickets are £5, Concessions £3, Friends of the Museum and under 16’s free.

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