Built in the Grade II listed Magistrates’ Court adjoining the Civic Centre, the new SeaCity museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the City’s historic connection with the sea. Discover maritime history brought to life through interactive experiences designed for all ages.
Visitors can enjoy the museum café , The Galley, without needing to pay for admission to the rest of the building. The café is conveniently located on the ground floor.
Group, family and joint admissions tickets are available. Please click here for more information.
The Titanic Story
As the port from which the 1912 white star liner Titanic set sail, Southampton is at the very heart of the Titanic story. Explore the 1:25 scale interactive model of the ship, experience the ‘Disaster Room’, and immerse yourself in the 1930s courtroom depicting the inquiry held in London after the tragic event.
The Titanic story is presented 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 explores the notion of a ‘Titanic industry.’ This special exhibition space will host other temporary exhibitions in future years.
Gateway to the World
Using the city’s unique historic collections, this gallery recounts the stories of people who have departed from or arrived in the port of Southampton over the last 250,000 years, from the earliest settlers to the stories of people living in the city today.