Empress of Ireland commemorative glass tumbler

Please note that this gallery is closed from 22 October 2014. The Empress of Ireland display will move to the Life at Sea gallery | in 2015.

etched glass tumbler

This glass tumbler is thought to have been made in 1914, not long after the disaster occurred.

The glass is etched with a spruce tree motif and the words:

"Empress of Ireland Disaster
May 29, 1914 
1021 lives lost"

Accession number MMM.2006.104