Please note: this exhibition has now closed.
To mark the centenary of the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in 1912, a small exhibition will take place at the Museum. The Titanic has become the most famous maritime disaster in history, largely through the compelling personal stories told by survivors of the tragedy, in which over 1500 people lost their lives.
This exhibition will focus on some of these stories as told to Walter Lord who featured them in the book, A Night to Remember. The book was later made into a film by producer William MacQuitty. The exhibition will display for the first time a selection of items from the Lord-MacQuitty Titanic collection which was bequeathed to the National Maritime Museum.
From March 2012 we will be displaying part of a recently acquired collection of letters and ephemera relating to the Titanic, gathered by the late Walter Lord in preparation for his book A Night to Remember. We would like to hear from any descendants of the authors of these letters and any further information they may have about them.