A Titanic Experience

Jean Reinhardt

 The Titanic Experience in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

titanic, cobh ireland, history

I recently paid a long overdue visit to the Titanic Experience in Cobh, not too far from where I live. Although not as big as the one in Belfast, it was well worth the trip. The exhibition is situated in the original building that held the offices of The White Star Line.

Titanic arrived in Queenstown (now called Cobh) in county Cork to pick up mail and 123 passengers, before setting out on her first trans-Atlantic voyage. There were over 2,000 passengers and crew on board as the ship left the harbour at 1.30 pm on Thursday 11 April 1912, bound for New York.

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This is what the White Star Line building looked like on the day, pretty much the same as it does now. On the tour of the exhibition, we got to stand on the same spot as those…

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4 thoughts on “A Titanic Experience

  1. This personal story of Katherine made the well-known events take on a new significance for me. I was also staggered at the cost of the tickets. It shows just how rich the first-class passengers were, and what a struggle it must have been for the steerage passengers to save up for their fare. Very interesting indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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