Titanic

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.

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This guide lists printed material about RMS Titanic held in the Museum's Library.

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This guide lists photographs, paintings, other images, artefacts and models of RMS Titanic held in the National Maritime Museum collections.

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A hundred years ago, the world was awash in songs, poems, films and paintings about the Titanic. 

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It's one of the most infamous ships of all time, but what do we actually know about the RMS Titanic?

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How to use the collections and Library of the National Maritime Museum to find out more about the history of the Titanic.

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No passenger ship has ever captured the public imagination like the Titanic and with the golden age of travel by ship long over, it is unlikely that any future ship ever will. 

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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. 

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October’s Item of the Month looks at a prescient work of fiction from 1898, Morgan Robertson’s Futility (RMG item ID: PBF5926). 

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This guide gives the main facts about RMS Titanic.