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TITANIC AND LIVERPOOL: The Untold Story

30 March 2012 – end 2013

The only known surviving Titanic first class ticket and other rarely-seen items linked to the
disaster are displayed in Liverpool to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking.

The ticket belonged to Reverend Stuart Holden, vicar of St Paul’s Church, Portman Square,
London. His wife became ill the day before the Titanic sailed, forcing him to cancel his voyage.
Mr Holden had the ticket mounted and kept it above his desk until his death in 1934.

A compelling new exhibition explores little-known links between Titanic and Liverpool, the city
that inspired the biggest ship in the world doomed to be most notorious shipwreck in history.

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum on 30 March 2012 in
time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking on 15 April 1912 when more than 1,500 people lost
their lives.

The exhibition explores Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story. Told from perspectives of
key personalities in the drama, it gives a unique insight into events surrounding the launch,
voyage, the sinking and its aftermath. This is an incredible story told from a new angle. The
year-long show draws on Merseyside Maritime Museum’s previously unseen unique collections
of international significance including material from the museum’s extensive archives.