The new exhibition on the Titanic opens.

A special exhibition has been set up to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

T0 mark the 103th  anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Merseyside Maritime Museum is holding the  exhibition with free entry from  March 27  to  December  31 2015.

The exhibition is part of the Liverpool and the World exhibition series, part-funded by the European Union.

The exhibition gives a unique insight into events surrounding the launch, voyage, the sinking and its aftermath, at the same time exploring  Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story.

It also focusses on  eight survivors, who were from different social classes, and a sailor through display items and videos.

The highlights of the exhibition includes the only known surviving first class ticket for the Titanic, letters from passengers and many photos, including J Bruce Ismay and crew survivors returning to Liverpool.

What’s more, the unique insights also contain an original copy of the British inquiry proceedings, original Harland and Wolff lifeboat blueprints and telegrams from the rescue ship Carpathia.

Jasmine, one of visitor said: “It was an interesting exhibition. I did not know much about the Titanic and its links to Liverpool.”

Coco, a Chinese student from Liverpool University, had seen an exhibition about the Titanic when she was in China.

“It was  a completely different exhibition from China. Through the introduction of some key personalities, I have learnt more about the Titanic story.” she said.

from Tside