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Telling the story of the most famous voyage in history

A replica bell from the Titanic at an exhibition Photo: ITV Central

The Titanic Odyssey exhibition is being staged at the Soho Foundry in Smethwick and will be throwing its doors open for a special day dedicated to the Midlands' contributions to the great liner.

Visitors will be transported back in time via an image gallery designed to tell the story of the Titanic’s maiden voyage.

A selection of newspaper articles will give visitors an impression of how the world’s media reported one of the greatest disasters of our time.

The exhibition includes items which have never been on public show before – including a piece of Titanic debris that was plucked from the Atlantic on April 15th 1912.

Reproduction and original passenger items show what life was like on board for the three classes of passenger.

As well as displays of White Star Line China, glass and paperwork, the exhibition celebrates the ship’s Birmingham connections, including brassfittings from Titanic’s sister ship ‘Olympic’, produced by George Field & Company of Birmingham and a megaphone by local firm and famous whistle maker, Hudson’s.