New Sea City Museum opening soon in Southampton

Author: Emma Walker

Created On: Wed 01 Feb 2012 @ 10:43

SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the city’s historic connection with the sea.  Visit us to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed of all ages.


Southampton’s Titanic Story

As the port from which the 1912 white star liner Titanic set sail, Southampton is at the very heart of the Titanic story.  Many lives and families were affected by the tragedy.  This exhibition tells their story.   Explore the 1:25 scale interactive model of the ship, experience the ‘Disaster Room’, and immerse yourself in the 1930s court room which depicts the Inquiry held in London after the disaster.


Southampton - Gateway to the World

Using the city’s unique historic collections, this gallery recounts the stories of people who have departed from or arrived in the port of Southampton over the last 250,000 years, from the earliest settlers to the stories of people living in the city today.


Special Exhibition – Titanic the Legend

Marking the hundred year commemoration of the disaster, 2012 sees the SeaCity Special Exhibition Area host a completely original Titanic exhibition – ‘Titanic the Legend’.


The Titanic story is presented through a variety of perspectives and considers why the legend endures and the effect it has had on ship design, safety and technological research.  The exhibition also explores the notion of a ‘Titanic industry.’  This special exhibition space will host other temporary exhibitions in future years.  ‘Titanic the Legend’ will be in place until 2013.



People with mobility impairment can access all areas of the building via the lift. The only public area in the building not accessible is the clock tower, accessed by a steep staircase. Access for children’s pushchairs / buggies is possible in most areas except the clock tower.




You can enjoy the museum café without needing to pay for admission to the rest of the building. The café is conveniently located on the ground floor.



There are many hands-on activities and interactive exhibits in our galleries to stimulate and inspire the whole family. Buggy park and baby changing facilities are available.



We can provide pre-booked guided tours for all ages, and a variety of learning activities for colleges, schools and community groups. Please contact the Learning Officer on 023 8091 5730 or email for more information.


Times and admission

SeaCity Museum opens at 1.30pm on the 10 April.

Thereafter, open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm including Bank Holidays.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.




Museum entry including special exhibition:

Adults £8:50

Children 5 to 16 £6

OAP £6

Students £6             

Family (2 adults and 3 children)  £25

Children under 5  Free

Group travel (Minimum of 10 people. Advance booking and payment required.)   £6.50 per person

Joint ticket to SeaCity Museum and Tudor House & Garden   £11.50 (concessions apply)



To avoid disappointment during our opening week 10 -17 April please pre-book tickets by phone.

Tel: 023 8083 3007   Email:


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SEACITY MUSEUM, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7FY