A Titanic-themed – and Titanic-shaped – museum may be coming to Niagara Falls, Ont.
The Global News reported that a group has conditionally purchased land for the museum. The owners are hoping to recreate what it was like to sail on the Titanic in 1912 – and what it was like when the Titanic sank after it hit an iceberg.
Rooms from the ocean liner will be replicated so that visitors can walk through them, and stories from actual passengers will be featured throughout the exhibits.
“We are going to put you on the ship. You will go through a boiler room, an engine room, a third-class cabin, a first-class cabin … We’ll put you on the deck of the ship just as it hits the iceberg,” David Van Velzen, who’s spearheading the project, told the Global News.
Developers say Niagara Falls, Ont., is a natural choice for the museum because it appeals to the people from all over the world that visit the cataracts. Roughly 130 Canadian passengers from the Titanic had ties to south Ontario, and two men from Western New York went down with the ship.
Developers hope to open the museum by spring 2018.