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Open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday. You can pay for admission on arrival at the museum.

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Exhibitions

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Southampton’s Titanic Story

Step on board the most historic ship of all time, wander through its sights and sounds and totally immerse yourself in the city where it all began. Southampton’s Titanic Story is a must-see experience for visitors to the city and locals alike, featuring an interactive model of the Titanic, recorded messages of its passengers and original objects from on board the world famous ship.
Gatewaytotheworld exhibition

Gateway to the world

For over 200,000 years, Southampton has been a fundamental gateway to the rest of the world. From Roman traders to Saxon settlers, the city has seen countless comings and goings and boasts a rich tapestry of historic and cultural stories. This exhibition will take you through those stories, providing a glimpse of life through the ages here in Southampton.
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Southampton Stories

A vibrant and immersive insight into the colourful tales from Southampton’s past and how they have paved the way for our present day. With stories from the first and second world war, the introduction of the docks (and how it connected Southampton with the rest of the world) and the changing community, Southampton Stories is bursting with an exciting collection of models, costumes, artworks, photographs and much more.
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