Titanic, Return to Cherbourg

April 10, 2012
  • Titanic, Return to Cherbourg

    Titanic, Return to Cherbourg

    © Benoît Sanson

  • Baggage Room - La Cité de la Mer

    Baggage Room - La Cité de la Mer

    © La Cité de la Mer / Sylvain Guichard

Titanic, Return to Cherbourg 51100 Cherbourg-Octeville fr

The Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg opens a new permanent exhibition area of more than 2000 m².

100 years on, the Cité de la Mer relives the only trip of the "unsinkable ship", the Titanic.

On April 10, 1912, Cherbourg's harbourg receives the first stop-over of the Titanic. From April 10, 2012, Cherbourg celebrates the centenary of the Ship of Legend. Several events are programmed in the city all year long : exhibitions, concerts, theatre, commented visits ashore and by the sea...

Cherbourg, harbour of migration, harbour of traffic

In one century (1869-1969), about 4 million people passed through Cherbourg, from Europe to America, and from America to Europe. A lot of these passengers were emigrants.
The first part of the exhibition takes place in the former baggage room. Thanks to interactive videos, visitors can share the emotion of those emigrants and dive into the atmosphere during that period of time.

Relive the tragedy, 100 years on

The second part of the exhibition, located under the baggage room, is dedicated to the Titanic. The visitor relives the atmosphere during the building of the ship and life on board. Three scenarios are proposed : the four-day trip, the iceberg collision and the sinking.


Duration

From April 10, 2012

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