Titanic Artifact Exhibition
The Titanic exhibit has landed at the Luxor Las Vegas. Since the exhibit opened at the end of 2008, more than 2 million people have purchased tickets and entered the world of the ill-fated luxury liner. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition features re-creations of the ship, along with hands-on experiences and artifacts straight from the Titanic herself and a compelling story you won’t soon forget.
The mighty ship, deemed to be unsinkable, met its fate on a cold night of April 1912. The ocean liner, en route from Southampton in England to New York City, never completed its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. More than 1,500 lives were lost in one of the biggest peacetime maritime disasters the world has ever seen. Many more lives where changed, and the collective imagination of a culture was completely captured for generations to come. Titanic remains one of the top-grossing movies of all time and hardly anyone doesn’t know the story of the ship that hit the iceberg. The ice has become synonymous with the Titanic in many ways, and in keeping with this, one of the first things visitors see when they arrive is the ice wall, a nine-foot high refrigerated block of ice that passengers can touch.
Titanic Ice Wall
The Titanic Las Vegas exhibit is easy to find at the Luxor, which is right on the Las Vegas Strip. It attempts to put you in the shoes of the passengers and right in the middle of the story of the ship. As you make your way through the exhibit, you’ll follow a chronological retelling of Titanic tale, from the shipyards of England to the icy waters of Nova Scotia. The Titanic exhibit walks you through the beginnings of the maiden voyage and the excitement that was in the air to the most fateful of days. The exhibit also delves into the story of the Titanic since the iceberg, including the efforts to rescue the passengers in the aftermath and the efforts to find the ship beneath the sea decades later.
As you see the re-creation of several parts of the ship, you’ll feel like a passenger on the Titanic. The iconic Grand Staircase is here along with the promenading deck and re-creations of two rooms—the decisively different first- and third-class guest accommodations. Rest assured it looks different than your Luxor rooms that are just minutes away. The artifacts on display include luggage, original floor tiles from the ship, the ship's whistles, and even an unopened bottle of champagne.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has previously traveled to museums around America, but the Titanic Las Vegas exhibit has some features not seen elsewhere. Several of the artifacts, more than 20 in total, have not been seen elsewhere. These include some decorations from the grand staircase, some gaming chips, and papers with plenty of personal details. You’ll also have the chance to see the biggest piece of the Titanic recovered from under the sea. The 15-ton piece of the hull, from the starboard side, once sunk to 12,500 feet below the sea. It took more than eight decades to get the biggest artifact to the surface. If you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas that will capture your attention, you’ll want to make time to see the Luxor’s long-term exhibit.
The Titanic exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but you’ll want to think about how to answer the question of when to go. Timed tickets allow access to the exhibit beginning at a specific time, and the last admission is available at 9 p.m. You can spend as long as you want wandering through the exhibit, and when you purchase your tickets, you can add on a audio guide for a few dollars more. These are available in English as well as Spanish and French.