Thanks for naming that tune!

A big thank you to everyone for their enthusiastic response in naming the Titanic musical toy pig’s tune. We are delighted to be able to confirm that the tune is La Sorella, composed in around 1905 by Charles Borel-Clerq. The tune is also known as La Matchiche, which confirms the…

Name that tune!

We have a rather lovely musical toy pig in our collection, a survivor from the Titanic. Last year we were able to look inside it for the first time, using Nikon Metrology’s x-ray computed tomography  – we have now been able to study its musical mechanism in great depth, allowing…

An extraordinary day when time and a pig flew…

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic on 12 April 1912, the National Maritime Museum put on an exhibition, entitled, Titanic Remembered, which highlighted some of the stories told by survivors of the disaster to Walter Lord, who wrote the book,  A Night to Remember on which…

Titanic Memorial

The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology has recently made a very generous loan. Royal Museums, Greenwich now provides a home for an important memorial to the engineers of Titanic. None of the twenty five engineer officers survived, and many of the firemen and coal trimmers also died in…

Titanic Remembered

Today the National Maritime Museum is opening an exhibition to mark the centenary of the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in 1912. The Titanic has become the most famous maritime disaster in history, largely through the compelling personal stories told by survivors of the tragedy, in which over 1500…