Sep 23 2010 Lauren Crooks
City exhibition tells tragic story of doomed superliner
An exhibition dedicated to the tragic story of the Titanic has arrived in Glasgow.
For the next five months, The Tall Ship in the city will host a collection of artefacts and rare pieces taken from the ill-fated liner.
Items on show include a pocket watch that belonged to the ship's head waiter Vincenzo Gilardino, who died in the disaster, and Titanic Captain Edward John Smith's fountain pen.
And the TITANIC: Honour and Glory exhibition also includes props and costumes from the Oscar-winning 1997 movie about the sinking, including the necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the film.
Bosses at The Tall Ship, docked at Glasgow Harbour, have also created a third class cabin as it would have looked on board the Titanic.
Lisa Gaston, Museum Officer at The Tall Ship, said: "We are delighted to welcome TITANIC: Honour and Glory.
"We have spent two years planning to bring the exhibition to Glasgow, and it is sure to satisfy both Titanic enthusiasts and film fans.
"We are also offering our visitors a chance to win a replica of the necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the film."
The exhibition arrived on Saturday and will run until February 27 next year.
Admission costs £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. Children get in free.
For information, phone 222 2513 or visit www.thetallship.com.