Titanic: Honour & Glory

1 April – 24 September 2017

This exhibition brings to life the history of the legendary ocean liner, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic. From her conception to her premature demise, Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world.

Titanic: Honour & Glory explores her story, and those of her sister ships and their owners, the White Star Line, as well as revealing the local links of some of its passengers.

Highlights include:

  • Some of the beautiful china dinner plates upon which the first meals were served
  • A nameplate from one of Titanic’s lifeboats
  • Rare examples of in memoriam tributes made in the aftermath of the sinking
  • Glimpses of the luxury passengers enjoyed aboard a White Star
  • A selection of reproduction props and costumes from the 1997 film Titanic

The exhibition reveals the local links with this tragic event through the stories of five survivors who came from Norfolk. These were Frank Prentice, an Assistant Purser; Ellen Bird, a maid; married couple, Ted and Ethel Beane; and May Howard, en route to New York State. These stories add a moving personal resonance to the exhibition for local residents.

Titanic: Honour & Glory comes to Time and Tide from Titanic Honour & Glory Limited, a private company founded by Sean Szmalc, historian and lifelong Titanic collector. Sean first became fascinated by the Titanic story at the age of five when he saw the film, A Night to Remember, which - until James Cameron’s epic movie - was the most famous on-screen depiction of the disaster.