The story of the Titanic and her ill-fated maiden voyage continues to fascinate and enthral, even 111 years after she came to rest on the floor of the North Atlantic.
Now, visitors have the chance to experience what life was like on board the Titanic via immersive recreations of the ornate ship’s interiors – including a first-class parlour suite, third-class cabin and that iconic Grand Staircase – at Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition at Melbourne Museum (16 December 2023 to 14 April 2024).
Fresh from its sell-out season in Paris, it’s one of the most extensive exhibitions about the British passenger liner ever seen, featuring over 200 real artefacts recovered from the wreck, an iceberg the same temperature as the waters of the North Atlantic that fateful night and stories of the guests and crew aboard the ship.
The exhibition is part of the blockbuster summer Melbourne has planned. The city is hosting some of the season’s most exciting events, from the Australian Open 2024, the pop extravaganza Moulin Rouge! The Musical and the immersive, 360-degree BBC Earth Experience, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Make it a weekend
Plan a getaway to Melbourne and stay at one of these luxe, centrally-located hotels to experience everything the city has to offer this summer. Plus, when you book one of these limited-time offers, you’ll receive premium inclusions you won’t find anywhere else.
Next Hotel Melbourne
High-fashion, history and cues from nearby Chinatown inform the interiors of chic Next Hotel Melbourne. There are 255 rooms and suites done in quietly luxurious finishes and soothing tones of grey, chestnut and beige.
Receive 43 per cent off, an upgrade to a Next Level King Room, a welcome cocktail, daily breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine when dining at Italian-hued La Madonna Restaurant, plus 12pm checkout when you book two nights for two people (from $549+). Offer ends 26 November 2023.
voco Melbourne Central
Get 42 per cent off two nights for two adults (from $545+) at voco Melbourne Central in the heart of the city, where the rooftop bar is the best place to enjoy your welcome drinks for two.
Entry is via a laneway, then it’s a short elevator ride up to the hotel’s 6th-floor Sky Lobby and its 252 rooms, each sleekly designed around floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver city views that can be enjoyed even from the bathroom. Guests receive daily buffet breakfast, a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe King Premium room as well as a 1pm late checkout, giving you just enough time to make use of the glorious high-rise plunge pool. Offer ends 26 November 2023.
Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders
Book a room for two for two nights from $492+ at brand-new, artsy Hotel Indigo Melbourne on Flinders and save 45 per cent.
These stylish rooms take their cues from the glamorous monochrome photography of Helmut Newton, a one-time Melbourne resident, and feature Biology amenities, Seed & Sprout robes and slippers as well as coffee from Geelong-based Cartel Coffee Roasters.
You’re guaranteed an upgrade to a Standard High Floor room, $80 credit at the onsite Beso Bar & Restaurant for Spanish pinchos dishes, paella, just-carved jamon and a welcome drink for two, plus 1pm late checkout. Offer ends 14 December 2023.