Titanic Aft Grand Staircase Piece

RMS Titanic, 1912, White Star Heritage Collection

This is believed to be the most significant surviving piece of the Titanic’s Aft Grand Staircase.

It was recovered from the ocean surface days after the sinking by the Cable Ship Minia 1, which was chartered by the White Star Line to search for bodies in the aftermath of the disaster.

Made from solid English Oak, this piece of wood would have originally formed part of the Aft Grand Staircase – which was located close to where the ship split apart during the sinking.

Because this piece of wood never disintegrated at the bottom of the ocean, we can appreciate the beautiful artistry of the ship during its maiden voyage.

  • RMS Titanic
  • 1912
  • Artefact, Disaster Exhibition, Life onboard, Structural Artefacts, Titanic Disaster
  • English Oak
  • 401.028