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SeaCity Museum

Sail back into Southampton’s rich nautical past at this state-of-the-art museum created to mark the 100-year anniversary of RMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. 

The SeaCity Museum opened in 2012 to mark the 100-year anniversary of the departure of the ill-fated RMS Titanic from Southampton. The museum is home to two permanent exhibitions, the first of which pays homage to the Titanic disaster. The second celebrates Southampton’s historical role as the gateway to the sea-going world. 

Explore Southampton’s Titanic Story, which recounts those dramatic events of 1912 from the perspective of the city and its inhabitants, many of whom served as crew members aboard the ship. Relive the subsequent British inquiry into the catastrophe and decide for yourself who or what was to blame. Listen to haunting audio clips of the survivors and participate in an interactive tool allowing you to steer the virtual ship.

Visit the Gateway to the World exhibition to find out about Southampton’s role as a major port. The display focuses on the history of the seaside city and the role it played in worldwide exploration, migration and trade. Model ship enthusiasts will love the one-ton replica of the RMS Queen Mary.

Call into the pavilion to see temporary exhibitions, which focus on a mixture of art and history. 

The museum is open every day including public holidays from morning until late afternoon. There is an entrance fee; concessions are available for students, seniors and families. Children under five years of age enter free.

SeaCity Museum is housed in a striking, state-of-the-art building. The museum is located in the center of Southampton near Watts Park and East Park, and is right next door to the city’s main art gallery, library, city hall and university. Southampton Central Railway Station is a short walk from the museum, or you can take a bus from most parts of the city to a stop right outside.


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Lodging Near SeaCity Museum

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Jurys Inn Southampton

Jurys Inn Southampton

1 Charlotte Place, Southampton
3.9
of 5, from 1,099 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southampton Solent University and Southampton Maritime Museum. Southampton City Art Gallery and Civic Centre are also within 10 minutes.

$35
ibis budget Southampton Centre

ibis budget Southampton Centre

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.3
of 5, from 272 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leisure World and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Mayflower Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

$39
ibis Southampton Centre

ibis Southampton Centre

9 West Quay Road, Southampton
3.8
of 5, from 606 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leisure World and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Mayflower Park are also within 15 minutes.

$51
Claremont Guest House

Claremont Guest House

33-35 The Polygon, Southampton
4.3
of 5, from 39 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mayflower Theatre and Southampton Maritime Museum. SeaCity Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

$60
Novotel Southampton

Novotel Southampton

1 West Quay Road, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 1,332 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leisure World and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Mayflower Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

$87
Grand Harbour Hotel

Grand Harbour Hotel

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.8
of 5, from 760 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Quays and Southampton Maritime Museum. Mayflower Park and Tudor House and Garden are also within 10 minutes.

$71
Holiday Inn Southampton

Holiday Inn Southampton

Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton
3.8
of 5, from 239 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mayflower Park and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Tudor House and Garden are also within 10 minutes.

$42
The Star Hotel

The Star Hotel

26 High Street, Southampton
3.2
of 5, from 357 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tudor House and Garden and Southampton Maritime Museum. Medieval Merchant's House and WestQuay Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes.