A new Winter Exhibition onboard the SS Nomadic was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir today (Thur 21st Nov).
The exhibition features many unique artefacts from both the White Star Line and Wallace Hartley Collections provided by White Star Memories. Many will remember Wallace Hartley as one of the musicians on board Titanic who continued to play in a bid to calm passengers as the ill-fated liner was slowly sinking.
Visitors will see some of the items recovered from Hartley’s music case, including the original ‘Starland’ sheet music. The exhibition also includes a recreation of an ‘a la carte’ table setting which would have been on Olympic, and a rare set of the original 1st class accommodation plans from Titanic.
Denis Rooney, Chairman of the Nomadic Charitable Trust, said: “We are really delighted to host this important collection onboard Nomadic and are grateful to White Star Memories for their collaboration in helping us to stage this exhibition. It will give visitors an extra insight into what life was like onboard Titanic and the other White Star Line ships of the period. The exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday 24thNovember.”
The exhibition is part of a wider Autumn/Winter events programme onboard SS Nomadic. On 22nd November the ship will be transformed into the Dawn Treader, to celebrate the works of Belfast author CS Lewis.
There will be a number of events in December including a Christmas Movie Night (18th December), and Christmas Crafts (14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd). Ticket prices have been reduced for the Festive Season, with Adults costing £6.50, Children £4.00 and Families £17.00. Nomadic is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm(Last Admission 4pm).
Nomadic has proven to be a very popular events venue having hosted more than 50 events since opening in June, and with 50 more already booked for the rest of 2013/14. Bookings are currently being taken for Christmas parties and gift vouchers are available.
For further information visit our website www.nomadicbelfast.com,