MP very impressed by new Titanic Museum


PENDLE’s latest attraction - the Titanic In Lancashire Museum - is now open to the public and has had a visit from the borough’s MP, Mr Andrew Stephenson.


The museum is based in the Parish Rooms next to St Bartholomew’s Church in Church Street, Colne.

Mr Stephenson was very impressed by his visit and said: “The Titanic In Lancashire Museum is a fascinating collection of both historical artefacts and the numerous links between our area and the Titanic.

“We are all familiar with the story of the bandmaster, Wallace Hartley from Colne, but there are many more links between our area and the doomed ship than you would think. I was hugely impressed with the exhibition and would encourage people to drop in.”

Curator Mr Nigel Hampson said: “I was very pleased to have Mr Stephenson come along. He was very interested and he expressed a lot of interest in the things we have on display. It was a very good visit.”

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday each week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is also open on some Sundays.

And Mr Hampson said: “We are planning to have an official launch of the museum on September 24th.”