Titanic the Exhibition Sails Into Sydney
As we lined up to board the large passenger ship, the largest of its time, we were handed a boarding pass which correlated with one of the original passengers. Our job was to discover whether we had survived one of history’s biggest shipwrecks. Yes, we were about to explore Titanic the Exhibition which was in Sydney for the first time.
Titanic the Exhibition With Kids
But is this attraction suitable for kids? Is Titanic the Exhibition with kids a good investment? Well it does showcase near perfect replicas of some of the Titanic’s famous interiors, artefacts from both the ship and her sister ship, Olympia, and a few little additions from the movie and imagination of the curator. It is largely hands off, but you can steer the boat and touch the iceberg.
Striker and Sunshine have been visiting museums most of their life. I do a little research before any trip so I can frame the attraction perfectly for the kids and make sure I come up with some activities along the way. For example, in one room I might ask them to find an artefact that is not from England or Australia; or find the oldest item in the room. This always makes the visit a lot of fun.
For younger kids, Titanic the Exhibition may not be as exciting as we found it. There are few hands on activities and a lot of priceless artefacts which might make some parents a little anxious. Couple this with the weekend and holiday crowds, and it might be your first choice of activity. It really depends on your child’s age and their interests.
The Highlights of Titanic the Exhibition
Titanic the Exhibition is a steeped in history. How could it not be? What it does provide is Sydneysiders a rare glimpse inside the Titanic, and opportunity to see what it would have been like for first, second and third class passengers.
The curator of the exhibition has created an amazing ambience with the strategic use of low lights and music to transport you into the time of this great ship. You could almost be tricked into thinking that you have boarded a real ship, the presentation is that good.
Whilst the plethora of artefacts are likely to get those fascinated by history quite excited, those who are fans of the movie will love walking up the Grand Staircase and looking through the original costumes (I was surprised how tall Leonardo DiCaprio is!). On the weekends you may even spot some of the staff in period costume acting out a scene or two.
The Details You Need
Titanic the Exhibition is on at the Byron Kennedy Hall at Moore Park. It is recommended that you set aside at least 90 minutes to walk through the entire staging of each class.
Tickets: Whilst tickets start at $18.00, a family ticket starts at $70.00 depending on which day you attend.
Exhibition Opening Hours – Non-School Holidays: 7 days a week with first session from 10.00 am daily. Last entry at 4:30pm, closing at 6.00pm.
Exhibition Opening Hours – School Holidays and Public Holidays: 7 days a week with first session from 10.00 am daily. Last entry at 5:30pm, closing at 7.00pm.
For full details, head to the Titanic the Exhibition Website. Titanic the Exhibition currently has tickets available until the end of September.
We self-funded our visit to Titanic the Exhibition.