Bed from cabin C97 (1st class stateroom), RMS Olympic, 1911

MMM.1995.78

About this object

Single wooden bed in Georgian style from cabin C97 (1st Class stateroom), RMS Olympic, c.1911. During the First World War, Olympic was converted to accomodate 6000 troops, but soldiers had mixed experiences with accomodation. Some enjoyed luxurious staterooms and slept in beds like this one. Many soldiers were packed in basic living quarters below decks.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Bed from cabin C97 (1st class stateroom), RMS Olympic, 1911
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1995.78
  • Type
    Bed
  • Artist/Maker
    Arthur Henry Durand
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1911 c
  • Materials
    Wood (Walnut)
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    125 cm x 82 cm x ; 49 3/16 in x 32 5/16 in
  • Related people
    Arthur Henry Durand (Artist/maker, designer)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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