Titanic Museum Iceberg Wall Collapses, Injuring 3 Visitors in Pigeon Forge

by Megan Molseed

An incident has occurred at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee.

Owners of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum announced the incident that left three visitors hospitalized on a Facebook post.

“Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured three guests who were taken to the hospital,” said Mary Kellogg Joslyn and John Joslyn on the recent post. “Needless to say, we never would have expected an incident like this to occur as the safety of our guests and crew members are always top of mind.”

The Titanic Museum Takes Safety Seriously

The Joslyns added that as owners of the attraction, they “have measures in place to ensure that appropriate safety guidelines are upheld.”

Additionally, the owners stated the museum receives regular maintenance and they “take pride in the quality” of the attraction.

The owners of the Titanic Museum closed the site down after the incident. However, the owners reopened the attraction Tuesday morning.

According to People magazine, the owners noted in a follow-up Facebook post that while the museum has reopened, an iceberg wall “does not exist at this time.”

According to the outlet, the Pigeon Forge Police Department responded to calls regarding the incident just before 8 p.m. Monday evening. The statement notes that an investigation has led the officers to believe the incident was the result of an accident.

“Officers arrived to find that a wall of ice display fell and injured several visitors,” the officers noted. “The extent of the injuries is unknown. Preliminary information indicates that this incident is accidental.”

Remembering the Tragedy of the Titanic

The museum boasts a collection of over 400 artifacts from the original Titanic. The attraction also calls itself a “celebration of the ship, passengers and crew.”

The original luxury cruise ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after running into an iceberg. The infamous luxury liner was on its maiden voyage when it sunk. The unprecedented incident became famous making it one of the most talked-about tragedies of all time.

The incident ended up killing many of the liner’s passengers and leaving other passengers stranded for hours in the fridged ocean.

According to the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum’s website, visitors can touch the real iceberg while visiting the museum. The museum also offers displays of a recreation of the ship’s Grand Staircase and hallways. Visitors can also touch water set to be as cold as the ocean the night the infamous ship sank. The museum also has another location in Branson Missouri.