Sinking of the RMS Titanic

1912 all is well, confidence is high and life is good. Or is it? The unsinkable Titanic is sailing unaware icebergs are in the way, there is a barely contained fire in her hold and the keys for the lookout’s binocular cupboard are in the first mate’s luggage. April 14th 1912 the unthinkable happens – the largest ship in the whole sinks with a massive loss of life. The tragedy leads to significant changes in maritime law, the development of rescue protocols and impacts life today.

The visit starts with an interactive story telling which leads into the children helping to sort belongings. This can then be developed into an object handling and recording session. Experience workshops can also be added to the day to reinforce learning.

March 2021 Successful Launch of ‘Titanic Survivor, Mary Davis – Virtual Visits’

A second class survivor, Mary’s Titanic experiences are split into five mini tales; taking the audience through her survivor’s story. The tales are interspaced with linked activities – looking at developing historical empathy, sequencing and knowledge. The virtual session, interleaving tales and activities is designed to take 60 minutes; with a 30 -45 minute follow-up. Potentially creating a half day experience for a learning group. Further information on how workshops operate is found here.

Visiting Characters

Mary Davis

Mary is a second class passenger who survives and lives to celebrate her 104th birthday. Her tales can include:

  • Life on the Titanic
  • The sinking of the Titanic
  • Communications
  • Captain Rostron’s adventure bringing the Carpathia to the rescue
  • Her own story
  • The consequences

Captain Rostron

If not currently at sea, Captain Rostron of the Carpathia can tell tales of rescuing some of the passengers of the doomed Titanic. His tales include: Coming to the Titanic’s rescue, Stories of the survivors whilst on his ship, Consequences of the disaster.

The Historian

The Historian tells the story of the Titanic from a wider perspective. Learn what happened on the 14th and 15th April 1912, discover the consequences of small decisions and how an event over 100 years ago impacts life today.

Titanic Workshops

  • Food
  • Artefact Analysis
  • Awards
  • Dance
  • Communications
  • Clothes
  • Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Role-plays

Further information on how workshops operate is found here.

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