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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Fantastic museum, enjoyed all the displays, even the toilets were interesting! Staff very friendly and approachable. Highly recommend a visit.
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.
Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town. The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square was built in the late 15th Century, with King John’s Palace, an adjacent Norman house accessible from Tudor House Garden, dating back a further 300 years. Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Southampton City Art Gallery holds one of the finest collections of art in the south of England and holds ‘Designated’ status, awarded by Arts Council England. Currently comprising over 5,000 works and spanning eight centuries, the collection is an outstanding educational resource that can trace the history of European art from the Renaissance to the present. And the gallery has regularly rotating displays feature works from the collection, national touring exhibitions and work by influential artists.