Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight
The Titanic sailed from Southampton and 549 local people lost their lives when she sank on 15th April 1912; a new museum, Sea City, will open in time to mark the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Watch a film at Southampton’s newly restored Tudor House and hear about its long history from local characters, and then explore the impressive art collection spanning six centuries at the City Art Gallery.
Visit the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and take a fascinating look at everyday shipboard life from almost 500 years ago. Now being restored, the hull from Henry VIII’s Tudor Ship will be displayed in a new boat-shaped museum opening autumn 2012. Discover Arthur Conan Doyle’s links with Portsmouth and view fine art displays at the nearby City Museum, then relive key moments from WW2 at the D-Day Museum in Southsea, also home to the stunning 272ft long Overlord Embroidery. Finally take a boat trip over to the Isle of Wight and meet, touch, hear and smell life-size dinosaur replicas at the Dinosaur Isle.