SeaCity 2012, Southampton

SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the city’s historic connection with the sea.  It is a wonderful interactive attraction designed for all ages, to bring forth a connection between the people and their waters.

Southampton is the port from which the Titanic set sail in 1912, therefore it was at the heart of the historic tragedy.  Many lives and families were affected, many of whom were residents of Southampton.  This exhibition tells their story.

SeaCity 2012 welcomes you to explore the 1:25 scale interactive model of the titanic, experience the ‘Disaster Room’, and you may even find yourself in the 1930s court room which depicts the Inquiry held in London after the disaster.

‘Titanic the Legend’ is the brand new, never seen before exhibition hosted by Sea City this year, marking the hundred year commemoration of the disaster.

The story of Titanic is portrayed through a variety of perspectives and considers why the legend endures and the effect it has had on ship design, safety and technological research.  The exhibition also investigates the notion of a ‘Titanic industry.’  The ‘Titanic the legend’ exhibition will be in place until 2013.

SeaCity Museum opens at 1.30pm on the 10 April.  It is then open 10am – 5am seven days a week (bank holidays included).  More details of holiday opening times can be found on the Sea City Museum website www.seacity.co.uk  All areas of the museum itself are accessible to people with mobility impairment via the lift.  The only public area in the building not accessible is the clock tower, accessed by a steep staircase. The same information applies to people with childrens pushchairs/buggies.  There is also The Gallery café in the museum for all to enjoy, without needing to pay admission for the rest of the building.  The café is located on the ground floor.  Buggy parks and changing facilities are also available for visitors.

Pre-booked guided tours can be arranged for all ages, and the museum can also provide a variety of learning activities for colleges, schools and community groups. More details for this can be provided by emailing the Learning Office  museums.education@southampton.gov.uk   or by calling the Learning Officer on 023 8091 5730.


ADMISSION PRICES

Museum entry including special exhibition:

Adults £8.50  /    Children 5 to 16  £6  /   OAP  £6   /   Students  £6

Family (2 adults and 3 children) £25  /  Children under 5   Free

Group travel (Min of 10 people. Advance booking and payment required.)  £6.50 per person

Joint ticket to SeaCity Museum and Tudor House & Garden £11.50 (concessions apply)

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