Items from the wreck

The exhibition includes a number of items from the Titanic wreck.

A selection of these items are below, select the thumbnails to see a larger version of each image.

Gentleman's pince nez spectacles White Star Line third class earthenware cup Gentleman's tie pins Hollow dish with White Star logo Gold wrist watch with a leather strap Lead ventilation grille

The pince nez spectacles were found in a leather case bearing a Parisian maker's name. They may have belonged to an American passenger who had travelled in France and bought them before boarding the Titanic at Cherbourg.

The cup and dish are examples of the crockery used by third class passengers on the Titanic. Cups in this style would typically have been used for drinking hot chocolate. 

These items from the wreck of the Titanic are all from a selection that have been loaned to the Merseyside Maritime Museum by the Liverpool and London Steamship Protection and Indemnity Association.

Many items have been recovered from the wreck of the Titanic since Dr Bob Ballard first discovered it in 1985. The Titanic's salvors presented a number of these items to the Liverpool and London Steamship Protection and Indemnity Association.

The Association, which was based in Water Street, Liverpool at the time of the liner's sinking, settled compensation claims from crew and passengers in the traumatic aftermath. It was founded in 1881 by legendary White Star chief Thomas Ismay with other steamship owners from the two ports.