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Rare Titanic memorabilia on show in Falmouth

The exhibition features a specially-built lifeboat complete with ice berg installation. Credit: ITV West Country

An exhibition showing the final days of the Titanic has opened at Falmouth's National Maritime Museum.

It features a life size replica of one of the lifeboats aboard the liner, a lifejacket worn by a waiter on a rescue ship and dresses worn by Kate Winslet in the 1997 blockbuster movie.

The exhibition features Kate Winslet's dresses from the 1997 film Titanic. Credit: ITV West Country

Items once owned by Cornish passengers and previously unseen feature, as well as rare objects. There is even a collection of obscure mementos of the disaster.

More than 1,500 people lost their lives when Titanic sank in 1912 Credit: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

The ship sank on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

Some 2,224 passengers and crew were on board at the time - and more than 1,500 people lost their lives.

The exhibition, Titanic Stories, runs until January 7 2019 and examines tales of survivors, victims and descendants of the catastrophe.

It also examines some of the myths surrounding the disaster. We asked the exhibition's co-curator Dr Eric Kentley to debunk a few of them.

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