Exhibition On now until Sunday, 17 June 2018

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Discover the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel

full of fascinating moments, and animated throughout by a breezy, buoyant spirit

The Telegraph

  • On now until Sunday, 17 June 2018

  • Room 39 and the North Court

  • £18.00

    Concessions apply.
    Advance booking is recommended.
    Members do not need to book.

Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world's greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and find out how these impressive vessels helped shape the modern world.

Viking Cruises are proud to sponsor Ocean Liners: Speed & Style. Inspiring destinations, stunning ships, spacious staterooms, unrivalled food and service, and fantastic value for money are all reasons why Viking's cruises are consistently voted the best. There really is no more relaxing or rewarding way to see the world.

Exhibition Highlights

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Wooden panel fragment from an overdoor in the first-class lounge on Titanic, about 1911. © Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Model of a quadruple expansion tandem engine, designed by Walter Brock, made by David Carlaw for William Denny Brothers, 1887, Scotland. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collections

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Olympic in dry dock, about 1911. © Getty images

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Children's chair from the first-class playroom on the Normandie, designed by Marc Simon and Jacqueline Duché, about 1934, France. © Miottel Museum, Berkeley, California

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Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, 1920 – 31. Museum no. E.2215-1931. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Diamond and pearl tiara previously owned by Lady Marguerite Allan and saved from the Lusitania, Cartier, 1909, France. Marian Gérard, Cartier Collection. © Cartier

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Luggage previously belonging to the Duke of Windsor, Maison Goyard, 1940s. © Miottel Museum, Berkeley, California

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Silk georgette and glass beaded 'Salambo' dress previously owned by Miss Emilie Grigsby, Jeanne Lanvin, 1925, France. Museum no. T.151&A-1967. Given by Lord Southborough. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Paquebot 'Paris', Charles Demuth, 1921 – 22, US. Gift of Ferdinand Howald. © Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

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Detail of 'Riveters' from the series 'Shipbuilding on the Clyde', Stanley Spencer, 1941, UK. © Imperial War Museums

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Panel from The Rape of Europa for the first-class grand salon on board the Normandie, Jean Dupas, made by Jacques-Charles Champigneulle, 1934, France. © Miottel Museum, Berkeley, California. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

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Left to right: bathing suit, Viking, 1925 – 9, UK. Given by Amy de le Haye. Museum no. T.93-1994. Two piece bathing suit, retailed by Finnigans Ltd, 1937 – 9, UK. Museum no. T.294&A-1971. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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