Myth Busters: Do you know the real Titanic Museum Attraction?

Myth: The Titanic Museum Attraction is probably just another tourist trap.

Fact: Absolutely not. Endorsed by the world-famous Titanic Historical Society, TMA is an internationally recognized living museum that holds the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere. Our more than 5 million visitors can attest to its authenticity—from unparalleled attention to detail, design and installation to its exact recreations of some of the ship’s most-famous architectural features.

“It’s a museum not to be missed.” — USA TODAY

Myth: To get in, you must stand in long lines for hours.

Fact: It’s true we’re busy, especially on weekends and holidays; however, advance tickets make it easy to reserve a guaranteed hourly entrance time. For More information, please call 800-381-7670.

Myth: Some Titanic “artifacts” on display just have to be replicas.

Fact: The more than 400 genuine Titanic artifacts our galleries display are valued above $4 million and hold documented evidence of provenance. Not one has been altered, forged, stolen or looted, and not one was retrieved from the wreck site on the floor of the North Atlantic. Every item on display, including those on loan from private collectors, either was carried off the ship and into a lifeboat or was recovered from the floating debris field after the sinking.

Visitors get a boarding pass in the name of an actual passenger, whose fate they learn at the end of the visit…” — The New York Times, March 14, 2012

Myth: The Titanic Museum Attraction is not recommended for kids.

Fact: Children five years and older are fascinated and really get it. They describe their museum experiences with words like “awesome,” “fun,” “cool” and “really cool.” The museum attraction is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on Titanic—a passenger who children can relate to. We even created a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, and our onboard Scavenger Hunt adds to the excitement.

Voted one of five museum exhibits sure to “delight kids and parents” by The Dallas Morning News

Myth: The outside is impressive, but the inside is probably hokey.

Fact: No one who tours our museum finds it hokey. “Disney-like,” “stunning,” “elegant and inspiring”—these are the words visitors use to describe the interior. Titanic Pigeon Forge is a $25 million property built half-scale to the original from the actual plans Harland & Wolff used to build Titanic. Everything here reflects the grandeur and old-world craftsmanship of the original ship. Our hand-crafted Grand Staircase cost over $1 million to build and is the only one in the world that accommodates visitors. Step foot on it and walk its stairs, just like Titanic passengers on the original.

“Excellent! Worth the money!” — Trip Advisor