A Titanic Success at The Duke!
We were delighted to welcome around 2000 visitors to our exhibition of artefacts from the Titanic and the White Star Line company over Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This unique event was organised by local Titanic enthusiast Nigel Voisey and featured his own fascinating collection of items relating to the famous cruise ship. It even offered a rare chance to see a remnant from the Titanic wreck itself, on loan especially for this exhibition.
Visitors came from far and wide, including Bristol, Wales and Kent. It was pleasing to see so many children among the attendees – and we are grateful to Nigel for taking the time to answer their many interesting questions about what they saw. With the exhibition touching on diverse aspects of social history, geography and engineering, it has been an educational three days for younger and older visitors alike.
The exhibition attracted a great deal of interest from the local media and even caught the attention of the national press. We are delighted that the event has helped shine a light on Plymouth’s role in the Titanic story and are proud to have hosted it at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel – especially because of the significance of this venue as one where crew survivors took refuge after their return journey.
We offer our sincere thanks to Nigel Voisey for his dedication and passion in sharing his intriguing collection and his wealth of knowledge about the Titanic. And thanks too to everyone who came along to share in this very special event. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you like this short film, which captures the highlights from these three memorable days at the Duke.