Marine Museum at Fall River
|Location||70 Water Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA|
The Marine Museum at Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts is a historical and nautical museum with memorabilia, artifacts, and ship models of the Fall River Line and RMS Titanic. The museum houses a diverse collection which includes more than 150 scale models, 30,000 photographs, videos, uniforms, audio recordings and more. The museum also claims to host one of the largest Titanic exhibitions in the world, which includes a 28-foot (8.5-meter) long scale model of the RMS Titanic used in Twentieth-Century-Fox's 1953 film Titanic. The museum also houses models of the Fall River Line (which operated from 1847 to 1937), a fleet of steamships that carried passengers from New York and Boston to summer homes in Newport. Other exhibits follow the history of steam power at sea. The museum also sponsors a regular program of special events.
Notable items and exhibits
- A 28-foot model of RMS Titanic
- A cork life vest worn by survivor Madeleine Astor, new bride of John Jacob Astor IV, who was lost
- Wooden chair from the Titanic 's Turkish Bath, retrieved from the ocean by a ship chartered by White Star Line to retrieve bodies.
- A section of the Titanic 's wooden deck railing
- Hand-penned letter written by third-class survivor Gus Cohen aboard the Carpathia, describing the events of the sinking
- Carpeting that was used in a Titanic stateroom
- The "Molly Brown" medal that was presented to the ship's surgeon of the Carpathia
- Jewellery and personal effects belonging to survivors while on board the Titanic
- Videos and photographs from the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution discovery expedition