A NEW LIFE: TITANIC'S THIRD CLASS

Third- class accommodations on Titanic, often known as steerage, were among the best at the time. The White Star Line wanted to appeal to every class when designing Titanic’s interiors. Third-class cabins were designed to hold two to six passengers, grouped by family or gender. Furnishings, including bunk beds, washbasins, electricity and heat, helped catch the attention of many immigrants making their way to the United States to start a new life.

Once passengers were on board Titanic they stayed in their respected areas based on class. You could often find third-class passengers in the General Room. This room served many purposes for passengers including a nursery, lounge and a general gathering area. Children in Third Class spent their time playing games on the poop deck or exploring parts of the Ship they had access to.