Rare Titanic Artefacts Return to the UK

A unique collection of artefacts from the RMS Titanic have been brought back to the UK for the first time since the ship sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. Members of the public will be able to see the items on display at a series of exhibitions taking place in 2024 and beyond.

Acquired by UK-based White Star Heritage, the collection includes what is believed to be the largest known surviving piece of the Aft Grand Staircase, multiple deckchair fragments, and a distinctive sliding wooden door, most likely from the ship’s galley.

These items were all recovered by the SS Minia, a ship sent to salvage the remains of the Titanic that floated to the surface following the tragic disaster. Some of the items had been on display in Nova Scotia, Canada before later entering a private collection. They are in a much better condition than many artefacts because they were retrieved from the surface rather than the seabed.

Director of White Star Heritage, Tom Rudderham, commented:

“It’s so exciting to be able to bring these really extraordinary artefacts into the public eye, especially for UK audiences who likely have never seen these items before. Since most of the ships’ remains are on the seafloor, it’s truly a privilege to have such well preserved glimpses into the past.”

White Star Heritage recently ran an exhibition in Bristol that saw 13,000 attendees visit across two weeks and are now preparing for a much larger exhibition at the Birmingham NEC in July and August, followed by another large exhibition in Glasgow in October. 

“We’re delighted that so many people still show enthusiasm for the Titanic. It gives us the chance to share the stories of passengers and crew, keeping their memory alive, and it brings all generations together in a way that not many topics can do.”

Information about all upcoming exhibitions is available at www.whitestarheritage.com

For press enquiries, please contact Exhibition Manager Joe Levy on 07788469712 or email joe@whitestarheritage.com