Experiencing family moments are precious to us, as I’m sure they are to you. Although I have just started maternity leave, before, between us we were both working full time over the 7 day week so family time was scarce. This past week Mr B had a week off work so we decided it was going to be a week full of joyful family moments. Leading us to take on the #OreoCookieQuest.
This quest is all about creating, capturing and sharing joyful family moments with Oreo in celebration of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – a fun and exciting way to win great family prizes which is advertised on selected packets of Oreos. You can win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through through the on-pack promotion. You can find more info here: Great Oreo Search.
Our joyful family moments included a trip to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall to have a look at their new Titanic Stories exhibition. My husband and I are fascinated with stories of the Titanic and have watched many documentaries on it. So having a few hours to pop to the museum was a great family moment for us.
The exhibition only opened on the 8th March and is ongoing until 7th January 2019. I’m sure we will be using our tickets to go back many times and have a look over it again.
Maybe it was my pregnancy hormones but walking through the exhibition brought tears to my eyes.
Reading the stories of that fateful sinking on 15th April 1912 was emotional.
The exhibition presents “rare and never-seen-before objects, as well as retelling the personal stories of many of the survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic disaster, including those from Cornwall.”
We were amazed at the size of lifeboat 13. A 30 ft reconstruction of the actual boat and it was made at the museum ready for the exhibition. Lifeboat 13 carried 55 people from the Titanic and made it to rescue ship the Carpathia. 24 of the 55 were crew members, 21 were 3rd class, 9 were 2nd class, 1 was first class. The 24 crew were men, plus 11 male passengers, 14 female passengers and 6 children.
This visual representation of each and every passenger was mesmerising. The paler colours were the unfortunate souls that perished. Each colour representing crew, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers. The bold colours represented the people that survived.
Looking at the artefacts was fascinating. Things that survivors had carried with them. There were video documentaries, personal photographs, letters, newspaper cuttings, items such as a handkerchief waved from a lifeboat and a First-Class passenger list found in the pocket of a victim, were are all on display.
If you are planning to come down to Cornwall in the next year I suggest popping along and having a look at the Titanic Stories for yourself. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
After wandering around the exhibition we went for fish and chips. You cannot go to a harbour town in Cornwall without having fish and chips!
We then finished off with a tasty treat of Oreo cookies! The perfect ending to a wet Cornish day.
I hope have enjoyed our quest to find a joyful family moment.
Thanks for stopping by today.
*This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo.