Titanic Titanic

The Titanic was en route to New York when it met its tragic fate almost a century ago. Today, the “Unsinkable” ship has made it to its final port of call. The Discovery Times Square Exposition, one of New York’s newest museum spaces, is now featuring the fascinating “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”.

Located in Midtown West, the sprawling exhibit recreates the entire Titanic experience, from the ship’s construction to life onboard, and ultimately to the iceberg that sunk it. More than 350 artifacts from the shipwreck – 40 of them never before seen — are on display, including jewelry, china, clothing and personal letters. Visitors can walk through reconstructed first- and third-class cabins as well as see a replica of the Grand Staircase.

The exhibit succeeds in making the experience interactive and engaging. Visitors are given a “boarding pass” upon entry that includes factual information about one of the Titanic’s 2,228 passengers. At the end, it is revealed whether “your” passenger made it onto one of the lifeboats.

The Discovery Times Square Exposition is a whopping 60,000 square-feet, so winding your way through the exhibit can take upwards of two hours. And of course, there is a gift shop to hit afterwards. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Discovery Times Square’s website.

Want to stay near the hustle and bustle of Times Square? New York Habitat has dozens of conveniently located apartments in Midtown West within walking distance of the Titanic exhibit, including:

- This affordable Studio Vacation Rental in Midtown West – Chelsea – New York (NY-14101), located in the heart of the Theater District and only blocks from Times Square. The apartment has two beds. A great deal!

- This luxe 2-Bedroom Chelsea Accommodation in Midtown West (NY-12496), featuring a gym, rooftop access and unlimited Starbucks’ coffee. The apartment is in a high-rise building with full-time doorman and a 24-hour attended front desk.

Have you ever been to the “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”? Are you a Titanic buff? Please share your comments with us!

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12 Responses to “Explore the Titanic in New York”

  1. Miranda Says:

    I have always wanted to go down to the ruins of Titanic. I think it would be really fascinating!

  2. Nickolaus Says:

    I knew that the Titanic was headed towards New York City on its maiden voyage. My friend was arguing with me, but I was sure it was going from the UK to New York!

  3. Harold Says:

    I heard that they used to take people down in a submarine thing to be able to view the ruins of the Titanic. I’m not sure if this is true, but I am sure that it would cost a ridiculous amount of money to have the opportunity to do this.

  4. Lucinda Says:

    The Titanic was just a good movie I remembered in 1997 when it came out I was so excited. Of course like every teenagers of my age I cried like crazy what a souvenir!

  5. MarciaL Says:

    I really want to go to this and I thought it had ended! Thanks to New York Habitat blog I know that it is still going on!

  6. Ulie Says:

    O_o Will Leonardo di Caprio be there?

  7. Genna Says:

    going to the titanic would drf. be cool but i guess being in new york this would be the next best thing.

  8. Victoria Says:

    I don’t think any other ship would have such an impact on a Transatlantic journey than the Titannic. This is an unforgetable story…

  9. Jenna Says:

    It is so funny how several people have posted about the Titanic movie!

    Hey wouldn’t it be great to have an apartment on the Titanic?

    Docked, of course, so it would never sink…:P

  10. Genna Says:

    The Discovery Times Square Exposition space is pretty cool. They have really interesting American history echibits there (I would call the Titaic American History).

  11. Shane Says:

    Oh….Ahhha, Ulie. You’re funny.

  12. Timothy Walters Says:

    To see the Exhibit In New York will be amazing I attended the Las Vegas Exhibit in Sept 2007. To see it again I am so excited going in 8days. I had said if I ever get the chance to see it again would be so great. It really makes you feel the emotions of the passengers. Worth the chance.

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