Southampton’s Titanic Story

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Southampton Stories

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Welcome Southampton’s leading interactive attraction and the home of Southampton’s Titanic story

Discover the story of RMS Titanic and how the tragedy affected the city and people of Southampton. Featuring an interactive model of the Titanic, recorded messages of its passengers of the fateful night, original objects from on board the world-famous ship and more. Or follow 200,000 years of Southampton’s history, from Roman traders to Saxon settlers, to WWII and the introduction of the docks in the Gateway to the World and Southampton Stories exhibitions, bursting with an exciting collection of models, costumes, artworks, photographs, incredible stories and much more.

What’s On?

Activity

Brickstravaganza 2024

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April

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Tour

D-Day 80: D-Day Walking Tour

Sunday 9 June 2024
11am – 12.30pm
2pm – 3.30pm

SeaCity Museum

Civic Centre, Havelock Road, Southampton,
SO14 7FY

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02380 834536
museums@southampton.gov.uk

Opening Times

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
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Shop & Café

Great coffee and locally produced food in our café and fantastic Titanic and maritime souvenirs from our museum shop

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Venue Hire

A unique venue for conferences and events at the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, surrounded by local history.

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An Acclaimed Museum

  • What a spectacular Titanic history experience! Learned so much and its made so well, especially court room, and exhibition is full of interaction pieces, for example you can rule the ship or put coil in stoves to keep engines working. Loved the old playing machines from 1930s

    Olga Sul Avatar Olga Sul
    25 June 2021

    Thoroughly enjoyed The Titanic experience but felt there were parts of the story missing and the sinking happened quite suddenly. That said, the various interactive experiences were good fun.

    Annette Carruthers Avatar Annette Carruthers
    25 September 2021
  • Very insightful Titanic section with good exhibits. The children were very much engaged with this section too. We loved listening to the court hearing at the end. The other two exhibits were interesting, particularly seeing how Southampton was expanded by the use of floating pontoon and later filling in with land. The cafe food was very tasty. Overall an interesting few hours spent here with the three generations of family.

    Helen Doyle Avatar Helen Doyle
    18 April 2022

    Southampton has been essential due to the strategic positions of their harbour. Titanic is an integral part of Southampton history. I think this museum is interesting and tells the story of White Star, the company that owned and got the Titanic built, and about important figures on the boat and the less important. The Museum is very small, though.

    Kjell Harald Lund Avatar Kjell Harald Lund
    25 November 2021
  • This place shows a lot of history about Southampton since the Roman came (48AD), they tell story before and after the Titanic sank, if you love history, this is a must place to visit while you’re in Southampton!

    Zaim Fathullah Rais Avatar Zaim Fathullah Rais
    25 December 2021

    We came to see the titanic exhibition..some good information and interesting pieces to see.we spent about 90 mins walking around and the children enjoyed the the interaction parts.

    sam bill Avatar sam bill
    25 March 2022
  • Fantastic museum, enjoyed all the displays, even the toilets were interesting! Staff very friendly and approachable. Highly recommend a visit.

    A B Avatar A B
    11 April 2022

    It was truly an immersive and a wonderful experience. Plan ahead and spend an entire day wandering the walls of the rich Southampton history which includes – The titanic experience, History of early settlers in Southampton and Southampton’s contribution to some of the greatest historical events. You will definitely not regret this experience. There are also fun games you can indulge in and even get your fortune read by a gypsy! It’s super fun!!

    Allena Andress Avatar Allena Andress
    25 December 2021
  • Very informative and interesting although not many exhibits, focuses on the lives of the people who worked on the Titanic rather than the ship itself. we spent 3 hours looking around.
    There is also a good very reasonably priced cafe on site which does Gluten free bread.

    R Abe Avatar R Abe
    25 September 2021
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