If a legendary sunken ship floats your boat, you're in luck: April 2012 marks the anniversary of the Titanic. In addition to the re-release of the blockbuster film and a number of TV specials, several museums focus on the disaster from the unique perspective of their location. Among the places to travel are Belfast, where a $150-million-dollar museum was built in honor of the centenary, and Denver, where the "unsinkable" Molly Brown held court.
The Beatles are no longer Liverpool's only claim to fame: Its Merseyside Museum in the city that was home to the White Star Line — the company that planned and owned Titanic — features century-old artifacts from the aborted journey. Items than include the original builder's model (pictured), an unsent letter from a survivor, a gentleman's pince-nez glasses, and a lady's gown underscore the tragedy. Nearly 100 crew members of the ship were recruited from Liverpool, and visitors who enter the museum receive a card that bears the name of a passenger or crew.