Arts & Entertainment


The Grand Staircase

History enthusiasts and movie-goers who enjoyed James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film The Titanic will not be disappointed by this comprehensive exhibition which has finally arrived in Sydney.

Upon entry all visitors are made to feel as if they’re passengers embarking the Titanic. Boarding passes displaying details of genuine passengers are distributed and visitors will ultimately learn the fate of these passengers.

The exhibition details the construction of the Titanic, the grand lifestyle on the maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York and the final moments which led to the tragic fate of the ‘unsinkable’.

The separation of passenger classes are meticulously described and on display are 375 artifacts which include china and cutlery and an assortment of original newspapers which headlined the disaster.

A postcard sent from one of the passengers describing her joy at being on this floating palace is chilling and stories of how fate brought many of these people on board the doomed ship are also immersing.

Visitors will be mesmerized by spectacular recreations and memorabilia from the blockbuster film which includes costumes worn by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, the Heart of The Ocean blue diamond necklace, Jack’s sketch of Rose and an original movie script.

Footage captured by submersibles during the exploration of the Titanic four kilometers below the surface is haunting and breathtaking.

Walk the 1st class hallway or have your photo taken on the replica of the grand stair case from the film, as tunes of the day and music from the film add class and atmosphere to this must-see event.

Until June 30. Byron Kennedy Hall – Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park. $35-$80+b.f. (family pass). Tickets & Info:

By Mark Morellini.

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