Looking for something fun and unique to do with your weekend? Well, why don’t you give the Cape Town Titanic Expo at the V & A Waterfront a visit. It’s the first of it’s kind, it’s 100% wow-worthy and all the action takes place between 9am – 6pm in the Jubilee Hall at the Watershed, V&A Waterfront, daily until March 2016.
We don’t want to give too much away but you can expect displays of authentic artifacts such as porcelain dinnerware, personal belongings and even delicate perfume vials that were recovered from the famous shipwreck. You will also get a close look into what the ship looked like – peek into a fancy first class cabin, and then into a much simpler third class cabin. Have a look at the different menus for each class and note the different crockery they used. It’s all pretty amazing. Be prepared to be transformed into a different era and lose yourself in the stories along the way.
Highlights from our visit included the boarding pass we were given as we arrived. Each guest is given a replica boarding pass with all the details of a particular passenger that was on the ship back in 1912. We got to follow their journey along the way, right to the end where we found out if they survived or not. I love how much thought went into everything. There is also a real ice replica of the iceberg that brought the Titanic down. All in all, it’s a great family outing that you don’t want to miss out on.
Tickets to the Titanic Artifact Exhibition costs are as follows:
Children (5-17 years) R85
Students and Pensioners R90
Family package of 4 R320
And then for the foodies – there is a Titanic Dining Experience where you can dine aboard the Titanic in either 1st class or 3rd class style. 3rd Class Thursdays costs R795 per person and 1st Class Fridays cost R930 per person. Dinner commences at 7pm and it promises to be an unforgettable experience which includes music and entertainment.