Group trips & tours

Bring your group to SeaCity Museum to discover Southampton’s exciting maritime history. Pre-booked guided tours with our expert team of curators are available, and special rates are available for self guided groups. Please contact the Admin Team on 023 8083 4653 for more details and prices.


New for 2017, we are delighted to be able to offer a joint package for groups in conjunction with Steamship Shieldhall.



  • Saturday 27 & Monday 29 May 2017
  • Saturday 17 June 2017
  • Saturday 22 July 2017
  • Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September 2017

‘In the Footsteps of Titanic’. Spend a day in Southampton – on land and sea – exploring the maritime city’s connections with the world’s most famous ocean liner, the Titanic. Visit SeaCity Museum and explore the permanent Titanic Gallery, where some of the sights and sounds of 1912 Southampton are recreated. Hear how the disaster affected the lives of over 500 Southampton families; see artefacts from the ship and listen to the findings of the British Inquiry into the sinking in the recreated Court Room; take a guided walk with a Southampton Guide through the city’s Titanic Quarter, hearing tales of the crew and passengers, and seeing the many Titanic memorials and buildings associated with the liner, before boarding the SS Shieldhall for a cruise along Southampton Water. The Shieldhall is the country’s oldest passenger-cargo steamship, with engineering connections to the Titanic. Your cruise will pass down Southampton Water, as the Titanic did on 10 April 1912, with a commentary pointing out the White Star Titanic berth. You are welcome to visit the Engine Room and Boiler Room on Shieldhall and also meet the Captain on the Bridge!.

  • Cost: £35.50 per person* (If groups would like to book a Tour Manager to accompany them throughout the day, this can be made available at a cost of £165).
  • Package is available on the 2017 dates when SS Shieldhall is running a 3hr cruise, namely 27, 29 May, 17 June, 22 July, 16 & 17 September.
  • Refreshments: Available at extra cost at SeaCity Museum or on SS Shieldhall
  • Guided tour of Southampton’s Titanic Quarter lasts 1 3/4 hours (included in price).

SeaCity Museum is open from 10am daily. We would recommend the day commencing with a visit to SeaCity Museum, followed by the Guided Tour of Southampton’s Titanic Quarter, though these can be followed in any order. The day would finish with the SS Shieldhall Cruise.

For more information, please call the Ticket Manager, SS Shieldhall, tel: 0844 357 2329 or e-mail:

The Shieldhall Ticket Manager will work with you to maximise your day in Southampton and help co-ordinate your booking with other partners.


Coach stands for short stay waiting are nearby at Blechynden Terrace (SO15 1GW) and accommodate approximately 5 coaches (located behind the Mayflower Theatre) Long stay coach parking is available, for more information please click here.


Free entrance to the venue is given to all coach drivers.