Titanic: Honour & Glory exhibits in Worcester

New exhibition as Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum re-opens.

Titanic: Honour & Glory will bring to life the history of the legendary ocean liner, Titanic from 17th Ma –11th September as Worcester City Art Gallery and Museums re-opens to the public.

From her conception to her premature demise, Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world. In Titanic: Honour & Glory see a fascinating collection of rare Titanic and White Star Line artefacts in addition to magnificent props and costumes from the 1997 James Cameron film, Titanic. Discover the story of Titanic through real artefacts and personal stories, from Worcestershire, experience the grandeur of transatlantic travel and step back into the gilded age as you view awe-inspiring examples of the ship’s luxurious interior fittings.

The exhibition’s showing at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum will also feature a moving display about the Worcestershire connections to the sinking of the Titanic. These were Francis David Millet, who was part of a group of artists based at Broadway in Worcestershire. Leopold Weisz, who studied at the Bromsgrove Guild of Art, where he met and married his wife, Mathilde.

Henry John Spinner who was born in 1880 in Arboretum, Worcester and later lived in Claines, Worcester. Samuel Hemming a member of the crew, a lamp trimmer, and when he signed on gave his place of birth as Worcester. Ellen Walker who lived in Worcester, was conceived on the Titanic, daughter of passengers Kate Phillips and Henry Samuel Morley. These stories will add a moving personal resonance to the exhibition for local residents.

The exhibition will also include a letter on loan from Worcestershire Archive and Archelogy Service, written by first class passenger Frank Millet onboard the RMS Titanic dated the day before the boat sank. Frank, an American painter, sculptor and writer had written to Alfred Parsons, a painter and illustrator who lived in Broadway, Worcestershire with some wonderful descriptions of the ship and his fellow passengers.