SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum, Southampton: Hours, Address, SeaCity Museum Reviews: 4/5

SeaCity Museum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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PeteD60
Ware, UK1,959 contributions
Best museum visited in 2021....
Oct 2021
Wednesday afternoon visit – a party of school children ahead of us but easily dodged….

Quite simply this is one of the best museum’s I have visited recently – extensive with great balance of information – with its centre piece being the Titanic exhibition ….

The Titanic exhibition is based around a series of personalised stories about the men and women who worked on the Titanic – some survived others perished – and culminating in an audio visual presentation in the former Law Court – based on the cross-examination responses of key witnesses that provided the basis for main findings of the inquiry into the disaster…..

This inquiry exposed so many short-comings in terms of the design – not enough life rafts - basic procedures – radio operator went off duty during the night - and failings of the White Star Line – no binoculars issued for the lookouts + pressure from the company to break the record for crossing the Atlantic on its maiden voyage – hence it hit the iceberg at speed….

A riveting presentation of the facts and the social mores that distanced First Class passengers from the Third Class situated in the bowels of the vessel and as a result few of them survived – kept me riveted ….

Of course the whole experience is enhanced by the building - the former Law Courts – built in the 1930’s and bursting with original features and designs – even the toilets are worthy of a visit – thank you
Written 24 October 2021
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FrenchieMummy
Ashford, UK147 contributions
Fabulous Titanic Exhibition
Aug 2021
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Such an informative and fun exhibition. It was so touching to see the story of the Titanic passengers. But equally fun and interactive for little ones. We loved the boat simulation as well as the reproduction of the inquiry and the vintage arcades games.

Worth a visit if you are in the area with children.
Written 19 September 2021
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Goldie1520
Rainham, UK311 contributions
Interesting Museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is an interesting museum to pass a few hours. Three main galleries including a Titanic exhibition. The museum focuses on the people of Southampton, but there are also various nautical artefacts too. Lots of interactive experiences, so suitable for the whole family. Nice cafe and helpful staff. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 16 September 2021
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BrushandJarArt
5 contributions
Really interesting and entertaining, lovely museum!
Aug 2021
We needed a way to spend a few hours and we really underestimated this great little museum! The titanic section is wonderful and focuses on the Southampton staff that manned the ship - a really unique perspective with a lovely layout. We had a lovely day, definitely recommend for a nice afternoon out.
Written 4 September 2021
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AGTraveller
London, UK40 contributions
Great Titanic exhibition
Aug 2021
The Titanic exhibition was really good. The way the story was told was very well organised and interesting. The exhibitions also contained some immersive experiences and games. The best part was the final video, presenting the inquiry of the accident.

The only improvement I would suggest is to make tickets last at least for two visits. In the museum there is another exhibition about history of people of Southampton, however, after the Titanic story, it felt overwhelming to visit another exhibition. Would have been useful to be able to use the ticket another time for that exhibition as it seemed interesting.
Written 31 August 2021
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK799 contributions
A very interesting afternoon out.
Aug 2021
We visited the SeaCity museum in Southampton on a midweek afternoon with our daughter and grandchildren during a short stay in the city. We were staying in Southampton and walked here from our hotel through the Andrews East Park, but there is (pay & display) car parking in the area and the mainline railway station is about a half mile walk away.
We had bought our tickets in advance and were allocated a time slot to arrive. The museum staff were friendly and helpful and requested that we wear masks once inside (though currently this is down to individual preference). If you have young children, there is a discovery trail sheet that can be purchased for a minimal price which requires them to find certain things or answer questions whilst travelling around the museum.
The museum consist of several galleries, the main one being dedicated to the ill-fated RMS Titanic and her connections with the city of Southampton from where she departed in 1912. This gallery is well laid out and takes the visitor through a series of steps from preparing the ship to boarding it. There are several interactive displays here where children (or adults) can steer the ship along Southampton water, shovel coal into the boilers or send Morse code messages’. Some of the other displays have some interesting facts about the ship and our grandchildren were particularly interested in the diagram showing how the ship was provisioned for its maiden voyage.
Another gallery explores the history of Southampton as a port again with some interactive displays and a large scale model of the Queen Mary along with some smaller models of other ships which have sailed from the city.
Additional to the museum artefacts, whilst passing around the building it is also worth taking time to admire the decoration of the ceiling on the first floor landing which reflects the importance of the building in its original purpose as the civic centre.
Toilets are provided on the ground floor incorporated into what would have been the holding cells for the magistrate’s court in the building. Also on this floor the visitor will find a good sized refreshment facility and well stocked gift shops.
In summery a very interesting day out particularly if you have an interest in the story of the RMS Titanic or maritime history. Children will enjoy the interactive exhibits.
Written 23 August 2021
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guyrussell1992
Derbyshire, UK4 contributions
Engaging and informative
Jul 2021
Very informative and engaging experience.

Lots to see and do throughout the museum.

A must for any maritime or Titanic fan.

Also has a fairly priced gift shop.

Staff members are friendly, polite and are on hand throughout the museum.
Written 1 August 2021
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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,271 contributions
Interesting, fun and overall decent museum.
Jul 2021 • Family
A really interesting museum even if your not a sea fanatic or have a interest in the Titanic. Very informative with helpful and knowledgeable staff.
The shop has lots to offer and not mega overpriced like a lot of museum shops are. You can even pop back and get that gift you was unsure of buying as you can access the shop without a museum ticket.
Written 21 July 2021
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antoncarth
High Wycombe, UK459 contributions
An interesting museum
Jun 2021 • Couples
The museum shows with a very nice way the maritime history of Southampton.
A big part of the museums is dedicated to Titanic’s shipwreck.
Written 2 July 2021
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7KLancaster
Carlisle, UK52 contributions
Fantastic Museum
May 2021
We visited the museum in May 2021 and had a great time learning about Southampton's History and Titanic!

All very COVID safe and still enjoyable. Social distancing and regularly hand sanitising makes you feel safe and able to enjoy the experience.

I would definitely recommend if you are visiting Southampton.
Written 9 June 2021
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