Titanic artefacts in first display
stories for themselves as they wander through its expansive exhibitions.
Around 300 pieces have been selected for the Scottish Design Galleries with items reflecting all aspects of the country’s design culture – showing how it has progressed over centuries while hinting at what may lie in the future.
At its centre is a recreation of a Charles Rennie Mackintosh tea room, which was saved and conserved after being ripped out by builders during a renovation in the 1970s.
Visitors can also glimpse what life was like on board a luxury cruise ship, laid out in the largest single exhibition space in Scotland. Ocean Liners: Speed and Style is on show until February and offers insight into the boating revolution of the 1800s.
The exhibition includes engine pieces, ornate wall designs and even outfits worn by high society during glitzy jaunts at sea.