Titanic museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)

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This article is about the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum. For the Branson Titanic Museum, see Titanic Museum (Branson, Missouri). For other uses, see Titanic Museum.
The Titanic Museum
Titanic Pigeon Forge
Titanic model in Pigeon Forge, TN IMG 5058.JPG
The Titanic Museum
Titanic museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Titanic museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
35.829296 N, -83.5742 W
Established April 8, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-04-08)
Location 2134 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
 United States
Coordinates 35°49′45″N 83°34′27″W / 35.829296°N 83.5742°W / 35.829296; -83.5742
Collection size 400 personal and private artifacts[1]
Curator Paul Burns
Website http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/

The Titanic Museum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and opened on April 8, 2010. It is built half-scale to the original ship. Similar to the one in Branson, Missouri, the museum holds 400 pre-discovery artifacts in twenty galleries. It is the largest permanent Titanic museum in the world.[2]

The structure is built in a pool to create the illusion of Titanic at sea, and the 2-hour, self-guided tour is designed to give guests the sensation of being an original passenger on the Titanic’s 1912 maiden voyage.

As guests enter, they are given a passenger boarding ticket. On this ticket is the name of an actual Titanic passenger and the class they were traveling. Guests will learn the individual stories of several passengers. In the Titanic Memorial Room, they will find out whether their ticketed passenger survived.

The structure cost $25 million to build.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Titanic Pigeon Forge". Titanic Pigeon Forge. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Sanati, Mercedeh (April 17, 2010). "THE GOODS / THE WEEKLY TRAVEL BUZZ". The Globe and Mail. pp. TRAVEL; Pg. T7. Retrieved April 23, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Channel 4 News Today. April 11, 2010. NBC. Channel 4.

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