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Last Updated: Thursday November 04 2010 19:49 GMT

Titanic treasures on show at a new exhibition in London

Leah checks out Titanic exhibition

Leah checks out the Titanic exhibition

A collection of items rescued from the wreck of the Titanic are going on show in London.

The ship was the biggest object ever made by man at the time, but hit an iceberg and sank on its first journey on 15 April 1912.

There were 2,220 people on board when the ship set off from England to America, and more than half of them lost their lives.

The 300 items on show include the ship's wheel, bell and china dishes.

An old boot belonging to a passenger on the Titanic
An old boot belonging to a passenger on the Titanic

There are also things belonging to the passengers like clothes pegs, a hairbrush, perfume and a clarinet.

All of it has spent more than 70 years on the bottom of the ocean, and some of the items are in amazingly good condition.

The exhibition runs from 5 November until 31 May, 2011 at the O2 in London.