Inscribed Shipyard Rivet Punch

Inscribed shipyard rivet commemorating the loss of Titanic. 

Inscribed shipyard rivet punch commemorating the loss of Titanic.

Titanic's sinking had a traumatic impact on people at home and abroad.  The impossible had happened and the most technologically advanced ship of its time was now lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. 

The loss of the great liner on her maiden voyage was an enormous blow to the self confidence of the Edwardian age.  Almost 1500 people - passengers and crew - had gone down with her.  There was wide-spread public grieving and quick-witted entrepreneurs, spotting a business opportunity, flooded this hungry market with Titanic ornaments and souvenirs. 

This was the beginning of the modern Titanic industry.



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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.