The sinking of the passenger ship Titanic in 1912 is one of history's most tragic and well-documented events. From the building of the ship and the compelling personal accounts of its survivors, to examining its place in popular culture, we explore the history of the Titanic.

A hundred years ago, the world was awash in songs, poems and paintings about the Titanic. And then came movies.

The Titanic was a mighty ship indeed but how did she measure up to the other great liners of her age?

No passenger ship has ever captured the public imagination like the Titanic. Amazing objects in the National Maritime Museum's collection reveal its infamous story.