An exhibition of artefacts from the Titanic – including items from the wreckage and film props from the 1997 blockbuster hit – will be on display in Worcester.

Visitors will be able to explore the city’s connection to one of the most famous maritime disasters and learn about the people that travelled on board.

The exhibition, run by White Star Heritage, opens at The Guildhall on October 25 and runs until November 4 – with tickets selling fast.

On display there will be playing cards and a handkerchief owned by first class passenger Elsie Bowerman, Titanic stoker William James Major’s pocket watch, items from the wreck site – including a small piece of the hull and chinaware and silverware used by first class passengers.

There will also be artefacts from the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was built.

The Heart of the Ocean iconic necklace worn by Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s 1997 movie will be in a display cabinet, too.

Worcester’s connection with the disaster will feature  39-year-old Henry Morley, who ran a sweet shop in Foregate Street before deciding to leave his wife and child and elope to America on the luxury liner with his teenage counter assistant Kate Phillips.

Henry went down with the ship, but Kate, who was 19, escaped on the last lifeboat and nine months later gave birth to a little girl.

A blue plaque was unveiled outside the spot where the shop once was in the city centre in 2021.

Exhibition organisers say that it will be a chance to “experience the Titanic like never before using large imagery and audio”.

A free audio and text guide will tell the tale of the Titanic and its passengers and crew with music, sound effects and actors.

For tickets to the exhibition, reserve your place at:

It will be open weekdays 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Titanic, operated by White Star Line, sank in the North Atlanic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.