In 1996, one of the most successful films of all time was shown in cinemas, winning the hearts of people all over the world. It eventually garnered 11 Oscars, earned billions from its timeless soundtrack, and brought in Academy Awards from diverse categories.
This film is no other than “Titanic,” where Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play the star-crossed lovers Rose and Jack Dawson. They meet aboard the #Titanic a ship of monumental proportions, but disaster strikes and forces them apart. A three-hour experience with a budget of 200 million dollars, the film plays powerfully on the emotions, such that many viewers bought a second round of tickets and its popularity hasn’t waned today.
But the film isn’t purely fictional—it’s based on a historical event that had a similarly overwhelming impact back in 1912. The RMS Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship, carrying more than 2,000 people, and it ended up at the bottom of the ocean on its first and only voyage.
The tragedy has captured the imagination of various artists since then. One of the most gripping testaments to it is the movie “Titanic,” which is the reason why the grave of the real Jack Dawson, an actual passenger on the ship, is often regaled with flowers.
Given the haunting legacy of the Titanic, a museum dedicated to it is likely to garner widespread attention. That’s exactly what happened with the Titanic Belfast, which is one of Europe’s top tourist attractions.
Rivalling iconic destinations such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Buckingham Palace in London, it has drawn in more than three million visitors. From the museum’s opening in 2012, visitors have included Queen Elizabeth of England, “Titanic” director James Cameron, and Adele.
It tells the entire story of the Titanic over a series of interactive galleries, from the ship’s construction and launch in the early 1900s to its notorious voyage and its resounding place in history.
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