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RMS Titanic exhibition opens at Royal Crown Derby

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Royal Crown Derby has opened the doors to its new Titanic exhibition.

Hundreds of items of memorabilia from the White Star Line, the firm which ran the Titanic and its sister ships Olympic and Britannia, are on display.

The exhibition includes costumes worn in James Cameron's Titanic which was released in 1997
The exhibition includes costumes worn by Kate Winslet in the 1997 Titanic film

They include porcelain dinner items made by Royal Crown Derby for the ships' a la carte restaurants, furniture and original order books.

The company still has the original pattern books from before the Titanic launched in 1911 and has faithfully reproduced much of its dinner service designed for the ship.

Visitors can also browse props and items from James Cameron's hit 1997 movie, Titanic, including the blue dress worn by Kate Winslet in the famous bow scene.

In total 400 different items are on display at the Osmaston Road site.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 19 February to Saturday 2 July 2011.

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