We received complimentary admission to The Titanic Museum as part of a promotional blogger tour of Branson, MO through the US Family Guide. All opinions are 100% my own.
Many years ago, I sat plastered to my television screen as I watch Jack and Rose board the Titanic and fall in love. From that moment, I have been completely obsessed with the movie and everything that happened on that fateful night. Imagine reliving that on a much larger scale when you visit the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.
The day we arrived it was dreary and rainy, which basically made it perfect to tour the Titanic Museum. When we arrived and got into line, we were given a boarding pass. Each pass had a name on it and a story. This is the real story behind that person, however you don’t know if they lived or perished.
During your tour, you are given the job of paying close attention to each class and seeing if you can find your name among the stories on the wall.
My daughter was a second class lady with two children. My husband got a boarding pass with a 1st class name on it. My son and I wound up being crew.
The museum was amazing. While we weren’t allowed to take any photos whatsoever because of copyright laws, I did enjoy every single angle of the tour.
During our visit, there was a special exhibit dedicated to the eight musicians onboard who famously serenaded the guests until the very last minute of the ship being afloat. They went down playing from what I understood. This was a moving tribute to these eight men, and the knowledgeable staff shared their stories and made them feel real and relatable.
During the tour, there were platforms at the same angle as the ship was when it was sinking into the sea. We were able to climb these and see how truly upright the ship was when it sank. It was crazy how diagonal that ship got. I honestly cannot believe that anyone could have stood during the last two heights.
There was also a chance to walk out onto the deck boat and experience how cold it would have been on that fateful night. I am very cold natured so I was freezing and SO ready to go back inside. The temperatures were so low you felt like you were in a deep freezer or refrigerator. However, if you think THAT is cold — wait until I tell you about the water.
The water in the Atlantic ocean was 28 degrees when the Titanic sank. The Titanic museum had water that was 28 degrees and we were given the test to see how long we could stand the cold.
I stuck my hand in to the water and in just seconds I was ripping it out because of the bitter cold that was making my fingers hurt. I knew after feeling that ice cold water how quickly their bodies must have succumbed to the cold. What a sad way to die.
As we neared the end of the museum, we had the chance to find out what happened to the people on the cards we’d received as we started our journeys. My daughter and I survived. Her children survived, but the men — my husband’s person and my son’s — they did not survive.
If you’re in the Branson area, put this on your MUST-SEE list!
You can find more information about Titanic here. If you want to buy your tickets in advance, be sure to check out the awesome ticket combos they have – you can combine Titanic tickets with admission to Jonah or tickets to Ride the Ducks and save some money!
If you are wanting to visit Branson and need some more ideas of places to visit, be sure to check out my other posts on the attractions we visited.
- World’s Largest Toy Museum
- Silver Dollar City
- Showboat Branson Belle
- Grand Country Inn
- White Water
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Jonah Sight & Sound Theater
- Ride the Ducks
- Butterfly Palace
Have you ever visited the Titanic Museum? What was your favorite part?