Your Ticket Aboard Titanic Awaits.

Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world's most famous ocean-liner, Titanic. Viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide, this exhibition is one of the highest attended in history. With more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic on display with full-scale room recreations, TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition is an educational and intriguing experience for all ages.






Your Ticket Aboard Titanic Awaits.

Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world's most famous ocean-liner, Titanic. Viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide, this Exhibition is one of the highest attended in history. With more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic on display with full-scale room recreations, TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition is an educational and intriguing experience for all ages.











Your Ticket Aboard Titanic Awaits.

Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world's most famous ocean-liner, Titanic. Viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide, this Exhibition is one of the highest attended in history. With more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic on display with full-scale room recreations, TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition is an educational and intriguing experience for all ages.

RMS Titanic Voyage Timeline
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RMS Titanic Voyage Timeline

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Construction on Titanic begins in Belfast, Ireland, modern day Northern Ireland.
March 31, 1909

Construction on Titanic begins in Belfast, Ireland, modern day Northern Ireland.

Titanic construction complete.
March 31, 1912

Titanic finishes construction at Harland & Wolff Shipyard as the Ship awaits sea trials.

12:15 a.m. – Titanic begins its maiden voyage from Southampton, England.
April 10, 1912

12:00 (noon) – Titanic begins its maiden voyage from Southampton, England.

6:35 p.m. – Arrives at Cherbourg, France 8:10 p.m. – Sails from Cherbourg to Queensland, Ireland
April 10, 1912

6:35 p.m. – Arrives at Cherbourg, France
8:10 p.m. – Sails from Cherbourg to Queenstown, Ireland

11:30 p.m. Queensland, Ireland is the final European stop for Titanic
April 11, 1912

11:30 a.m. - Titanic drops anchor at its final port of call at Queenstown, Ireland (modern Cobh)
1:30 p.m. – Titanic departs Queenstown.

11:35 p.m. – Iceberg is spotted, but too late to avoid a collision 11:40 p.m. – Titanic strikes iceberg at a speed of 20.5 knots (23.6mph)
April 14, 1912

11:40 p.m. – Titanic strikes iceberg at an estimated speed of 20.5-22.5 knots (24-26 mph).

12:45 a.m. – First lifeboats are lowered 2:18 a.m. – Bow sinks 3:30 a.m. – Survivors are rescued by Carpathia.
April 15, 1912

12:40 a.m. – First lifeboat lowered
2:20 a.m. – Titanic slips beneath the waters of the North Atlantic
4:10 a.m. – First lifeboat of Titanic survivors rescued by Carpathia

Titanic shipwreck is discovered
September 1, 1985

Titanic shipwreck is discovered.
Photo captured in 2004 by NOAA/IFE/URI.





RMS Titanic Passengers & Crew

Learn about the real captivating stories of Titanic’s passengers and crew told through their genuine personal items, preserved for over a century. Some of Titanic’s most notable passengers and crew are highlighted below.

RMS Titanic Passengers & Crew

Learn about the real captivating stories of Titanic’s passengers and crew told through their genuine personal items, preserved for over a century. Some of Titanic’s most notable passengers and crew are highlighted below.

Dorothy Gibson

Titanic drew people from all walks of life, including silent film star Dorothy Gibson who, at the time, was one of the highest paid actresses in the world. Immediately following the tragedy, Dorothy Gibson starred as herself in the film ‘Saved from the Titanic’ which was released barely a month after the sinking.

Frederick Fleet, Crew: Lookout

By 1912, Fleet had eight years of experience at sea. Fleet and Reginald Lee were on lookout duty on Titanic’s 10 p.m. to midnight watch on April 14, 1912. Fleet received repeated instructions to keep very alert for icebergs and eventually sounded the iceberg warning before impact. He was able to assist in loading and join Lifeboat 6 and in time, testified at both the American and British inquiries.

Captain Smith:

From his humble origins as a potter’s son, Edward John (EJ) Smith, 62, had steadily climbed the ranks within White Star Line to become honorary Commodore of the White Star Fleet in 1904. Captain Smith was planning to retire in 1911, but White Star Line convinced him to stay to oversee Titanic’s first transatlantic crossing.

Major Archibald Butt:

Major Archibald Butt was a prominent American military officer and diplomate who served as a trusted aide to two U.S. presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft. Despite the chaos and danger, Major Butt worked tirelessly to help organize the evacuation of passengers and crew.

Joseph Bruce Ismay:

J. Bruce became head of White Star following his father’s death in 1899, and the company flourished under his directorship. Ismay entered into an agreement with the shipbuilding firm Harland & Wolff, to design three of the largest and most luxurious Ships in the world (the Olympic Class liners), one of which became Titanic.

Thomas Andrews:

As the Chief Naval Architect on Titanic, Thomas Andrews was responsible for the thousands of plans that became the iconic ship. His designs stressed both progress and tradition, incorporating new technologies with proven equipment for support.

Duff Gordon:

Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon, 49, was the fifth baronet of Halkin in the county of Aberdeen, Scotland. In addition to his great wealth and many investments, Duff Gordon was also a proficient fencer; he represented Great Britain at the 1906 Summer Olympics.

Father Browne:

Very few photos of Titanic’s interiors are in existence, but most that do exist can be attributed to a budding Irish photographer named Francis Browne. Fortunately for him, he was not traveling the full voyage, and disembarked in Ireland. He captured some of the world’s most famous peeks into life on Titanic that are still heavily circulated today.

John Jacob Astor IV:

An American businessman, investor, inventor, writer, and manager of the Astor Family fortune. Following a divorce from his wife, Astor married 18-year old Madeleine Force, and after a short honeymoon, the pair decided to return to America on Titanic after discovering Madeleine’s pregnancy.

Madeline Astor (Force):

A survivor of the tragedy, Madeleine Force, came from a wealthy family who excelled in school and was described as brilliant. John J. Astor was immediately smitten upon their meeting, and the couple married in 1910. She passed away in 1940 at the age of 47 – the same age that her first husband, John J. Astor, tragically died on Titanic.

Ruth Elizabeth Becker:

Ruth was only 12 years old when she boarded the RMS Titanic with her mother, sister, and brother. The family was separated in different lifeboats and reunited on the Carpathia. Ruth’s family was one of the few who came out of the tragedy without a loved one lost. She avoided talking about Titanic until the 1970s, giving interviews and reconnecting with other survivors.



Exhibition Highlights

A replica boarding pass will be handed to you upon arrival at the Exhibition. With this information, you’ll assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through the life on Titanic. Visitors will be able to view authentic artifacts, respectfully and honorably recovered from two and a half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, which tell the real story behind Titanic’s journey from construction to eventual recovery. Walk the halls, peer into cabins, and meet the passengers and crew throughout the voyage.
The genuine, authentic artifacts on display offer emotional connections to the forever-altered lives of those who were on-board Titanic.

Exhibition Highlights

A replica boarding pass will be handed to you upon arrival at the Exhibition. With this information, you’ll assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through the life on Titanic. Visitors will be able to view authentic artifacts, respectfully and honorably recovered from two and a half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, which tell the real story behind Titanic’s journey from construction to eventual recovery. Walk the halls, peer into cabins, and meet the passengers and crew throughout the voyage.
The genuine, authentic artifacts on display offer emotional connections to the forever-altered lives of those who were on-board Titanic.


Visitor FAQs

Visitor Frequently Asked Questions

General admission to COSI is required in addition to a ticket to see TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition. Ticket bundles are available here.

Yes, when purchasing a ticket for TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition, you will be asked to select a time. Your party is welcome to explore COSI before and after your selected timeslot on the day of your visit.

Yes, general admission to COSI is required in addition to a ticket to see TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition. Ticket bundles are available here.

Yes, add-on tickets to TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition are $10.00, per ticket for groups. For complete details on how to book a group visit, click here.

Tour times vary by group, but plan for a range between 45 minutes to an hour and a half per visit. TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition is in COSI’s largest gallery – over 10,000 square feet of space!

Yes! However, to keep the artifacts preserved, flash photography is prohibited.

TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition will be at COSI starting Saturday, March 9, 2024 and will conclude its visit on Monday, September 2, 2024.