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Marine Museum, Fall River

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The Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove, formally the Marine Museum at Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts is a historical and nautical museum with memorabilia, artifacts, and ship models of the Fall River Line and RMS Titanic. The museum houses a diverse collection which includes more than 150 scale models, 30,000 photographs, videos, uniforms, audio recordings and more. The museum also hosts a Titanic exhibition, which includes a 28-foot (8.5-meter) long scale model of the RMS Titanic used in Twentieth-Century-Fox's 1953 film Titanic. The museum also houses models of the Fall River Line (which operated from 1847 to 1937), a fleet of steamships that carried passengers from New York City and Boston to summer homes in Newport. Other exhibits follow the history of steam power at sea. The museum also sponsors a regular program of special events. The museum's main gallery exhibition is entitled: Sails, Paddles, and Screws: the History of Maritime Travel and Culture; and the museum hosts temporary exhibitions as well as a Kid's Cove Fun Space.Notable items and exhibitsA 28-foot model of RMS Titanic from the 1953 Twentieth Century Fox filmA large scale model of HMS Bounty donated by Turner BroadcastingReplica rooms from steamships such as those of the Fall River LineUnderwater archaeology exhibit about Robert Ballard's RMS titanic diveResearch LibraryMaritime objects from industries such as whaling, United Fruit, the Age of Exploration, and moreVideos and photographs from the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution discovery expedition
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  • Around the corner from Battleship Cove, this museum does not get mutch attention, but is very interesting. They have one of the largest collections of Titanic memorabilia  more »
  • Is it a maritime-heritage museum? A mechanical-engineering museum? An art-history museum? A Titanic museum? A Steampunk lover’s dream? A paean to the Floating Palaces of the Gilded Age? A good place.....  more »
  • This place is awesome. Reasonably priced, my kids loved spending hours here and still weren't ready to leave. Worth it for the views and the water alone. Great experience, friendly staff, fun museum.
  • Cute place you get to view the smaller versions of the larger ship including a titanic exhibit

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