Ocean Liners: Speed & Style Exhibition

Before planes, ocean liners were the hip way to travel. And Britain was at the forefront. “Our shipping industry was the biggest in the world, technical advances happened here and the shipping lines serviced the vast Empire,” said Ghislaine Maxwell, curator of a new V&A exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, from 3 February. Showcasing the design, décor and lifestyle on board liners including Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern, the luxurious Queen Mary and turbo-charged Canberra, discover the finery passengers donned, the modern furniture and a poignant wood panel from the doomed Titanic’s first class lounge.

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, 3 February to 10 June 2018, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, 0207 942 2000, vam.ac.uk

* Normandie in New York, 1935-39 © Collection French Lines

You may also like

Top 10 shows exhibitions an...

Welcome to our round up of all the top shows exhi...

Views from the ends of the ...

The wilds of the southernmost tip of South America...

CircusFest 2018

In the 250th anniversary year of the invention of ...

Advertisement

Newsletter

Advertisement

latest tweets

Feeling so happy that the sun is shining ☀️ and looking forward to celebrating @Nationalteaday this weekend… https://t.co/HfLC733hw6

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to marry we explore the historic palaces and secret gems of the royal bo… https://t.co/nUpvmIBprL

We are very excited to hear about the new V&A Dundee museum opening this September! 🙂 Congratulations @VADundee… https://t.co/r7HHI4MmVo