A World-Class Collection
Our parent company, White Star Memories is home to one of the world's largest, privately-owned collections from White Star Line's 'Olympic Class' liners; RMS Olympic, Titanic & Britannic, amassed over a combined period of almost 50 years.
Our archives are home to over 2,000 individual artefacts including personal effects, clothing, furniture, wall panelling, lighting, linen, china, crystal, silverware, paper ephemera and so much more...
Every artefact displayed is done so sympathetically, offering the visitor the maximum opportunity to study and appreciate its significance to the story as it unfolds on your journey through the exhibition.
This truly is a world-class collection, curated and presented for maximum visitor experience & enjoyment. Renowned for their educational content, the company's legend says it all;
"Preserving the memory of RMS Titanic & the White Star Line for future generations to study and enjoy".
Gold Pocket Watch
Titanic Assistant Butcher, Christopher Mills Archive
As the water crept up the deck of the slowly-sinking Titanic, the last lifeboat to be launched from the starboard side of the ship was Collapsible Boat 'C'.
Assisting Chief Officer Wilde & 1st Officer Murdoch to load the boat with approximately 40 people was Assistant Butcher, Christopher Mills. Ordered to then 'man' the lifeboat, he noticed this gold watch lying on the deck as he prepared to step into the boat. Picking it up, he asked the men in the lifeboat if it belonged to any of them. As no one claimed ownership, Mills kept the watch as a memento of the tragedy and it was passed down through the generations, until sold by direct descent at auction in 2015.
The watch is accompanied by Mills' Identification papers and his vitally-important Certificate of Discharge Book.
RMS Titanic - Wallace Hartley Archive
This incredible collection, of original sheet music, pin and song book, came directly from the rescued satchel of Titanic's band leader, Wallace Hartley.
After the Titanic hit an iceberg and began to sink, Hartley and his fellow band members started playing music to keep the passengers calm while the crew loaded the lifeboats. Many of the survivors said that he and the band continued to play until the very end.
One survivor claimed to have seen Hartley and his band standing on deck, near the entrance to the grand staircase. He went on to say that he saw three of them washed off, while the other five clung to the railing over the Grand Staircase's deckhouse, only to be dragged down with the bow, as Hartley exclaimed,
"Gentlemen, I bid you farewell!"
A newspaper at the time reported, "...the part played by the orchestra on board the Titanic in her last dreadful moments will rank among the noblest in the annals of heroism at sea."
RMS Olympic 1st Class Clock
This stunning cartel clock adorned one the 1st class public rooms on board White Star Line’s 1911 flagship, RMS Olympic. There would also have been an identical clock on board her ill-fated sister, RMS Titanic.
Made by Perry’s of gilted bronze (ormolu), it has an 8 day platform movement, is still in perfect working
order and has the most delightful chime, on the hour.
The provenance of the clock was confirmed by the registration numbers stamped inside: 1148.
Titanic’s clocks were numbered 1974.
RMS Olympic Deck Chair
When you look at this deck chair, just imagine the panic on the decks of Titanic as she slowly sank lower into her watery grave.
How many of these deck chairs were thrown into the ice-cold sea by passengers hoping they would offer buoyancy until help arrived?
Made from teak with a woven rattan seat, these deck chairs were solid and very heavy; constructed to survive for many years out on deck in all weathers.
Grand Staircase Cherub
'Titanic: Artefacts & Images from a Legend' puts you right there, on board the most opulent ship the world had ever seen. Gaze in awe at the stunning bronze cherub at the bottom of the 'Grand Staircase', still lit to guide you up the curved steps towards the magnificent clock, flanked by two carved figures symbolizing
"Honour & Glory Crowning Time".
Titanic's cherub statue has never been discovered and the whereabouts of the only other, from her 'sister' Olympic, is also unknown. Our fully authentic, full-size replica was made by renowned, master sculptor, Alan St. George. Following six months of painstaking research, ably assisted by the world's leading Titanic historians and a further eight months to craft in bronze and 24k gold, this is the ONLY authentic Titanic cherub on display in the world!