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SeaCity Museum, Southampton

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At SeaCity Museum, explore Southampton’s history and the personal stories behind the sailing of the Titanic. In the Gateway to the World exhibit explore Southampton's long history as an arrival and departure point for travelers. At Southampton’s Titanic Story discover the personal tales behind the sinking of the infamous ship, which affected more than 500 families in the city, through an interactive exhibit. A third, temporary exhibit occupies the pavilion of the museum, so check ahead of time as to what is currently on show. To visit SeaCity Museum on your holiday in Southampton, and find out what else Southampton has to offer, use our Southampton online vacation maker .
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  • Being from United States, I was looking forward to seeing this museum. We were not disappointed It was so interesting and heartbreaking to see then pictures of the individual people brought to life th...  more »
  • Once making our way through all the vagrants littered across the Southampton city centre (really quite unbelievable) and risking life and limb on an incredibly dangerous (for pedestrians) roundabout -...  more »
  • A fantastic diving into the world of the Titanic, very documented, interactive, alive. Ditto for the history of the city. Museography which draws intelligently on new technologies. A very nice Museum!
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  • Known for the Titanic exhibition, it is housed in a former police station. Make sure you go to the loo beside the cafe which were former cells. The exhibits focused more on the stories of the crew that were mainly from Southampton - tastefully done with respect. Lacking on actual artifacts but that's fine as they belong where they should be - down with their owners in their last resting place beneath the waves. Seeing the pocket watch was chilling.
  • Nice place to visit once to learn everything about ships connected to Southampton. It is more focused on children. A bit stufffy and dark inside. There is a coin machine, which can turn your penny coin into a beautiful souvenir reminding of Southampton, Titanic, Queen Mary or Spitfire for only one pound
  • Decent Titanic exhibit, lots of details to look at, listen to and read. Also a nice exhibit about immigration to Southampton through personal stories across decades. Downstairs there was a bit random but interesting set of mechanical historic fairgriund "arcade" and "mystic room" machines you could try (for 20 pennies each or so).
  • Good titanic display with some other nice exhibitions. Not a bad price but could put people off. Would be gòod for children as there are lots of interactive features.
  • Great museum. The Titanic exhibit is well thought out and interactive. There were lots of small children here but none looked bored. There's a great exhibit on immigration and how much it has added to the prosperity of the UK.

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Accommodations in the city center are convenient, and a range of options is available. Alternatively, Ocean Village is a neighborhood close to the marina with hip pubs and restaurants. Hostels and B&Bs with affordable nightly rates populate Highfield and the neighborhoods that surround the university.
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