Belfast Telegraph

Exhibition's ticket link to passengers

By Claire McNeilly

A major new exhibition of Titanic artefacts will give every visitor a ticket linked to a passenger who travelled on the ill-fated Belfast-built liner.

As they leave the show in Sydney, Australia, visitors will find out if they are among the 1,500 who perished in the north Atlantic when the Belfast-built liner went down in April 1912 - or one of the 800 survivors.

The exhibition at Sydney's renowned Byron Kennedy Hall features nearly 400 artefacts taken from Titanic and her Harland & Wolff-constructed sister ship, Olympic.

Exhibition curator Tom Zaller - one of the few people to have visited the wreck of the vessel - said: "The Titanic story remains an amazing narrative."

It coincides with the decision of a theme park in China to back down over plans to recreate the sinking of the White Star flagship after protests from relatives of some victims.

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