Lovers of history, museums and exhibitions will love to hear about this new fascinating exhibition that is opening today at The Postal Museum, London.
Voices from the Deep will reveal the secret letters, lost in a wartime shipwreck from 77 years ago. Over 700 personal letters have been miraculously preserved in an airlock at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for more than three quarters of a century until now.
After the steam boat, the SS Gairsoppa was torpedoes off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat in 1941, the ship has remained undisturbed resting half-a-mile deeper than the Titanic! The 12 bundles of letters recovered from the shipwreck are made up of soldier’s letters to loved ones and letters between businessmen, providing a real insight into how the lives of ordinary people were around WW2.
The exhibition will run until January 13th 2019 giving you plenty of time to plan a visit and take a look at the intriguing letters. Admission to the exhibition costs £17.05 for adults, £15.40 foe concession and £10.45 for children.
For more information, visit The Postal Museum’s website at postalmuseum.org and keep scrolling to read an excerpt from some of the precious letters.
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