The Titanic Exhibition is located inside the Luxor and though it’s overpriced, it is worth a visit.
When you first walk in they give you a card with the name of a real passenger but don’t tell you whether or not that person survived the sinking. At the end of the tour there is a massive wall listing every person who was on the Titanic and it will say if they lived or died. Reading through the names you will locate your person and discover what their fate was. My person was a first class woman who survived and my husband had a man in 3rd class who lived. It was a rather moving experience.
There are several interesting things to see. For example, there’s a large piece of ice you can feel which demonstrates how cold the water was on the night the Titanic sank and there are a re-creations of a first class, second class, and third class bedrooms. I found these rooms fascinating and wish I could have taken pictures. There is a full size deck that you walk onto which is an exact replica of a deck from the Titanic. It’s an immersive experience because looking upwards you see stars while also hearing the ocean and feeling wind.
Another thing that blew me away was a story of a perfume maker who was carrying some new scents with him. Even though his perfumes had been sitting at the bottom of the ocean for so many years, they still had very strong scent when you leaned in to sniff the display box.
The most amazing artifact is this enormous piece of the exterior of the ship called the “Big Piece.” It fills an entire room and it will give you chills. You will learn about how they retrieved it from the bottom of the ocean but accidentally dropped it to the bottom again and had to come back years later to try once more. I think the Luxor has it on loan for a few years.
Taking pictures is not allowed but they have a replica of the famous grand staircase that you can pose on for a picture. There is an additional fee for this which feels like a rip-off considering the high cost of the initial entry ticket.
Besides that, the Titanic Exhibition was amazing and I think everyone should see it!