Morgan Robertson "Prediction"

No one could have foreseen the tragedy that would befall Titanic and her passengers.  However it is intriguing to note that in 1898, Morgan Robertson, a popular American writer of sea adventures, published a book with remarkable parallels to the Titanic story. 

In his novel, Robertson wrote about the most luxurious and biggest ship in the world, an 800 foot steel giant with three propellers and a top speed of more than 20 knots.  Unfortunately, she had too few lifeboats.

Robertson’s ship struck an iceberg at about midnight, sometime in April, and sank in the North Atlantic, with a huge loss of life. His book was called Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan.



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.