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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Exhibition at the V&A Museum, London and Dundee

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Colin Bishop21/01/2018 17:39:26
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Anyone interested in the classic age of ocean liner travel will be interested in the forthcoming exhibition at the V&A Museum.

The Exhibition will run from Feb 3 to June 17 in London and then transfer to th V&A Dundee from September 15 to Feb 24 2019

Exhibits include an 18ft model of Queen Elizabeth plus many items of unique memorabilia from the Golden Age of Travel.

Full details here:



Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/01/2018 17:40:40

ashley needham21/01/2018 17:44:38
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Looks good...should be worth a visit...will make a note. Ashley

Ray Wood 222/01/2018 10:12:38
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The V&A is fully of surprise's !! there has been an excellent exhibition on plywood and is applications which was fascinating, from a Mosquito fuselage to a Mirror dinghy. Thought I was strictly a Science Museum person till I saw that

Regards Ray

Colin Bishop22/03/2018 17:46:40
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I visited this exhibition yesterday and it is fabulous! There was far more to see than I expected and I took lots of photos, see a selection here:


Some of the highlights included a huge cinematic screen depicting the Normandie and QE2 alternately crossing in front of you as seen from a ship you are standing on, quite an amazing illusion.

Check out the painting of the Great Eastern's saloon while the ship was adrift in the Atlantic having lost her rudder. In addition to the passengers being flung about all over the place, a dairy cow has fallen through the ceiling (top right).

Huge cinematic screen

A streamlined liner design from the 1930s

Futuristic liner design from the 1930s


And poignantly, a fragment of carved woodwork from Titanic's 1st class lounge that floated up after the ship broke in half and was recovered by rescue ships.

Fragment from Titanics 1st class lounge recovered in 1912


Edited By Colin Bishop on 22/03/2018 17:47:13

Graham Ashby 122/03/2018 19:27:38
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That looks rather good. Thanks for sharing Colin, I might try and escape and pop along.


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