The SeaCity Museum is a museum in Southampton, England, which opened on 10 April 2012 to mark the centenary of RMS Titanic's departure from the city. It is housed within a part of the Grade II* listed civic centre building which previously housed the magistrates' court and police station. The museum contains two permanent exhibitions, one dedicated to Southampton's connection with RMS Titanic, and the other to the city's role as gateway to the world. A third space for temporary exhibitions is housed in a purpose-built pavilion extension to the civic centre. Further phases of development may yet add to the exhibition space.
The museum was designed by Wilkinson Eyre with Kier Southern serving as the main contractor. The budget for the museum was £15M, approximately £5M of which came from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with Southampton City Council and Southampton Cultural Development Trust providing the remainder. The council had planned on selling works from their municipal art collection to fund the museum, but backed down after encountering significant opposition from both within and outside the city.
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Ucho Ucho | Feb 14, 2018
A good museum especially if you're interested in the story of Titanic and all the passengers. The Titanic exhibition is very good, its lay out and details easy to follow and understand by both adults and children. Also, lots of interesting pieces from Titanic that you can't really see anywhere else. The most beautiful items in the gift shop were very expensive though.
Veronica Mills | Feb 13, 2018
Took 3 girls here. 8 and 10 and 12. They loved it. A little bit pricey. we had to queue for the interactive displays but it was feb half term. so maybe a problem here in the busier holidays. But titanic exhibition imaginative and interesting to adults as well as children. Well done.
Lee Griffin | Jan 22, 2018
My partner and I visited this place for the first time. We was in the area and thought we’d check it out. It was ok. Nothing special. Was only really dedicated to the titanic disaster. Found it a bit boring after 30 minutes. Tickets are £8.50 per adult which is a bit high considering what they had on show. Probably wouldn’t go again even if it was free and wouldn’t recommend unless you’re very interested in the titanic story. There’s a cafe which is pretty reasonable. All in all a generous 3/5.
Anjana Silva | Feb 25, 2018
Such an amazing Museum to be in, specially if you are a fan of Titanic. I engaged in their guided tour which was awesome and learned plethora of unheard things about Titanic. If you are in Southampton and if you love Titanic and if you love seeing recovered memorable items from Titanic, then this is a must go place :)
Janette Duke | Feb 16, 2018
Took 8 year old grandson. Spent almost 3 hours there. Loved the interactive parts and also the Board Games special exhibition that was on. Information easy to understand for children.
Sam Unwin | Mar 15, 2018
The titanic exhibition was very interesting. There were a few groups of school children on a trip when we went so it is a good place to bring young ones. The second experience room was also a good look at Southampton through the ages. Worth the price of admission.
Mistress GR | Mar 24, 2018
Amazing museum. Such a wealth of information shared in such an interesting and careful gas. Highly recommend a tour if you are able to get one. Great activities for educational visits.
Kanishka Dissanayake | Apr 1, 2018
Amazing, very detailed and a comprehensive account of the events of the Titanic disaster. Also interactive, interesting. Great value for money. Would recommend.
Diane Perrett | Apr 23, 2018
A lovely little museum with interactive displays for children (and adults! 😊) sharing the crew of the Titanic stories. Loved the inquiry room. Didn't have time to visit the Southampton football club exhibition. Real shame it does not appear on the maps displayed in the town centre - you wouldn't know it existed. Had to use Google maps to find it. Short walk from the town centre. Come on Southampton City Council - it is behind your offices - advertise it better!. A very thought provoking visit for 6+ children and adults.
Richard Ball | Apr 5, 2018
Excellent visit with our grandson to the Titanic exhibition including Southampton then & now. An unexpected bonus was the Saints Football exhibition, also on view at the time of our visit. Very well put together inside the Civic Center building....a good cafe with not extensive but adequate menu.. pleasant & helpful staff.
Sven Bollue | Apr 6, 2018
The very interesting setup of this museum literally pulls you into the lives of a number of Southampton people who worked on board of Titanic. You learn about their day to day life before boarding, what their responsibilities were on board, whether they survive. Although the Titanic disaster and all stories, mysteries and hypotheses around it are widely known, this is the first exhibition that makes it possible to really empathise with its staff (and passengers) to such level.
Caitlin Pitman | May 28, 2018
We went to this museum mainly for the Titanic section which ultimately is all there really is to see unless you are interested in the maritime history of Southampton. I really enjoyed the Titanic section which mostly retells the story of the crew who were from Southampton. There are lots of interesting facts and memorabilia from/of the Titanic and there are interactive sections to it too which I personally love. I would recommend this museum to anyone who has an interest in the Titanic.
Jodi Knight | May 9, 2018
Very well laid out and interesting naval museum. The Titanic excibition was first rate and worth the price of admission alone. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautifully clean museum, café and washroom facilities. Expect to stay about 3 hours.
Denise Deacon | Jul 9, 2018
Took visitors from Australia here. Good display and limited interactive tasks. Laborious file shuffling video (think needs changing) in courtroom although facts interesting. Could do with more to view. Enjoyable visit otherwise.
Annie Smith | Jun 24, 2018
The exhibit in this museum is great but taking a whole family in here is very expensive considering the museum isn't that big. They do have some concession prices and the exhibits are quite interactive which engages all ages. They have a nice cafe and you don't have to go to the museum to have food or drinks here.
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