|Titanic Museum - Pigeon Forge|
The Sensational Saver
2012 is the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. I've long been fascinated by this historical tragedy and saw the movie so many times that I know most of the dialogue. When I had the opportunity to visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge recently while vacationing in there I was thrilled.
We also took advantage of the audiophones offered as part of the tour which really enhanced our experience. As you walk through the museum you see small signs with a blue number, for adults or red number for children that you dial into your audiophone to hear a recorded narrative about the gallery you are in. They have different messages for kids which they loved. It kept them interested all the way through the museum.
The museum is separated into 20 galleries. There are over 400 actual artifacts from the Titanic which include personal mementos and anecdotes about the passengers onboard the ship. It really gives you a sense of being on the ship itself as part of this historical event. It was sobering because it was made it very real to me.
The highlights our family most enjoyed:
- Recreation of the ship's bridge, a third class room, a first class room and replica of the grand staircase.
- A stairwell with water rushing into it. It was quite eerie. It was one part of the attraction that really effected my husband.
- Three samples of the deck at different angles that we tried to climb and hold onto. Not for long though!
- A replica of a lifeboat which we sat and reflected in.
- A huge iceberg you can touch in a room kept at the temperature of the air that night.
- Salt water you can put your hands in which is cooled to 28 degrees. Within mere seconds it is painful.
Even if you are not a history buff you will find the museum informative and interesting. Frankly it made me want to learn even more about it. Our family from my youngest aged four to the oldest, my mother-in-law all enjoyed it. I am glad to have visited and recommend it without hesitation.