At approximately 11.40pm on April 14th, on a calm and moonless night, RMS Titanic raced into an iceberg at almost full speed (21 knots), creating an intermittent
breach 90m (300 feet) long below the waterline.
Approximately two and a half hours later, she sank below the surface of the icy North Atlantic, with the loss of over 1,500 men, women and children.
The heroism and horror of Titanic’s final hours are induced with atmospheric sound and lighting to create a subtle and moving evocation of the ship’s catastrophic and untimely demise.
Back to top
Gallery 6: The catastrophe
Gallery 6: Atmospheric sound and lighting