Visitors to this museum attraction will have the opportunity to become a passenger on the giant ocean liners tragic maiden voyage and experience the factual past of this unforgettable moment in history through a number of exhibits and over 400 authentic artifacts. This ship-shaped building is an interactive display that delves into the history of this great ship. Everyone knows the ship hit an iceberg and sank, but there is so much more to the story. As you enter, which itself is a half-scale model of the actual ship, you will be handed a ticket with the name of one of the passengers. Make your way through the exhibits to the Memorial Room, where you will find out if your passenger died or lived through the disaster.
This collection houses many priceless artifacts and historic treasures and allows each visitor to encounter the personal heroic and tragic stories of its passengers. The showpiece is the Grand Staircase, where visitors will experience the beauty of the Edwardian era. This emotional, yet kid friendly journey allows guests to walk the Grand Staircase, see a first class stateroom, touch an iceberg, learn how to send an SOS signal, steer the ship and look back in time with an exclusive Father Browne photographic collection. In total, you will see 20 different rooms.
The center now has a dedicated exhibit to the children who lost their lives. 133 of the 2,208 passengers were children. Their experiences, thoughts, and feelings are documented and recreated in this first of its kind. The spotlight on the youngest heroes offers a unique perspective on the voyage.
18-foot Model - See an 18-foot one of a kind scale model of the ship. This scale model was built exclusively for the exhibit by German designer Peter Davies-Garner from original drawings from shipbuilders Harland and Wolff.
Third Class Replica – During your tour, see what Third Class living quarters were like. Learn what it was like to stay in Third Class, where the bathroom was located, how many people shared a room, and also learn how much it would cost in modern standards to stay in Third Class living quarters.
Grand Staircase Replica – One exciting highlight is the Grand Staircase Replica, which was constructed from the original blueprints. Guests can walk and admire the Grand Staircase, which cost over one million dollars to construct. The Grand Staircase replica is hand-crafted and features wooden inlays.
First Class Replica – See what it was like to stay in First Classrooms and also hear stories from First Class survivors. Learn answers to questions like who could afford a First Classroom, the cost, and what it was like.
Interactive Bridge Area – The one of a kind attraction in Missouri provides guests the opportunity to step into the Captains bridge to steer the ship. Also, learn more about the voyage from Ireland.
Interactive Child Area – While here, step into the interactive children's area to see if you could have climbed the sloping decks as it met its fateful demise. Also learn how to send an SOS signal!
Children's Stories Gallery – During your visit to the exhibit Branson Missouri, learn about the children whose bravery, innocence, and faith will be an inspiration to visitors of all ages.
Memorial Wall – It also features a memorial wall with the names of over 2,200 passengers and their stories.
Survivors Wall of Stories – There were 712 survivors and guests will learn about their individual journeys and other details of their lives after the sinking.
Lobby – In the lobby, guests will receive a “boarding pass” to become a passenger aboard after navigating through the “iceberg” entrance to the attraction in Branson.
Worlds First Tribute Gallery – New in 2014, this gallery will show the lives, loves, and legacy of the eight musicians who drowned out the sadness of that tragic night with heroic, self-sacrifice.
This collection is also one of the highest rated in the area. Just a few of the things people are saying include:
'The most lavish monument to the sea's most famous disaster.' -USA Today
The collection also features several events throughout the year, making it a place you will want to visit in every season.
EventsFifteen-Hundred Magical Luminaries - This event is a sight to behold! It will light its entrance with more than 1,500 festival lights to welcome visitors and give them a great photo opportunity. This event is one night only, so do not miss out!
Christmas and Winter Celebration - Visit during the winter holidays to get an enchanting look into the ship as it is all dolled up for Christmas. Enjoy as the collection joins Branson in kicking off the Annual Ozark Mountain Christmas with official lighting ceremonies, decorations and more.
With the important historical content and fun interactive displays for all ages, the museum gives the passengers and crew members a chance to tell their stories and allows visitors to experience life on the huge ocean liner!
- For what ages is it appropriate?
This is great for all ages.
- Is parking available at the attraction?
Yes, free parking is available at the location.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend the attraction?
Visitors spend approximately 2 hours here.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop onsite.
- Is it handicap accessible?