"SeaCity Museum opens to the public at 1.30pm on 10th April 2012"
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 for all ages.
Southampton’s Titanic Story
As the port from which the 1912 White Star Line passenger 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.
The Galley Cafe
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.
Ideal for families
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
email@example.com 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:
Children 5 to 16 £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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SEACITY MUSEUM, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7FY
Since March 2009 the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the council a total of £4.9 million towards the £15m
museum. Southampton Cultural Development Trust has been formed as a company limited by guarantee to raise funding
towards the costs of the project.
SeaCity Museum is the latest important step in the development of Southampton's Cultural Quarter. Southampton
Cultural Development Trust is spearheading the city's drive to complete the Cultural Quarter, with its new
galleries, performance and film spaces, through fundraising and advocacy. www.culturesouthampton.org.uk.
Kier Southern is the building contractor on SeaCity. The work commenced in October 2010 and is rapidly
Post 2012, if funding permits, later phases could open up more of the Old Magistrates' Court 1930's building as