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SeaCity Museum



Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7FY

Tel: 023 8083 3007

SeaCity Museum


Southampton’s 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. Many lives and families were affected by the tragedy.

This exhibition tells their story. Explore the 1:25 scale interactive model of the ship, experience the ‘Disaster Room’, and immerse yourself in the 1930s court room which depicts the Inquiry held in London after the disaster.’

Southampton - 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.

People with mobility impairment can access all areas of the building via the lift. The only public area in the building not accessible is the clock tower, accessed by a steep staircase. Access for children’s pushchairs / buggies is possible in most areas except the clock tower.

The Galley Cafe
You can enjoy the museum café without needing to pay for admission to the rest of the building. The café is conveniently located on the ground floor.

Ideal for families
There are many hands-on activities and interactive exhibits in our galleries to stimulate and inspire the whole family. Buggy park and baby changing facilities are available.

Discover more
We can provide pre-booked guided tours for all ages, and a variety of learning activities for colleges, schools and community groups. Please contact the Learning Officer on 023 8091 5730 or email for more information.

SeaCity Museum Reviews (from Trip Advisor)

Average rating 4.2/5 from 1,000 plus reviews

The museum is divided into two areas. One side is all about Southampton being a gateway to the World and the other is about Titanic.
Thousands of people have passed through Southampton over the last 200000 years. Fascinating stories of refugees, foreign workers and trade. Plenty of hands on activities. In the Titanic Exhibition one comes away with a real sense of the loss to Southampton of so many if its workers. Its a story not an exhibition of lots of artefacts. Cleverly displayed exhibits and wall/floor pictures with hands on activities. Court case and setting very effective. Well worth a visit. Reasonable price. Cafe and shop.
Charlotte, 2017 - 5 stars
I came here while staying in Southampton. It's a modern museum and well laid out; not cluttered. I liked that the Titanic exhibition focused on on the people worked on the ship. The cafe does good coffee and baked potatoes.
Alison, 2017 - 4 stars
Seeing all the memories and names and faces of the people who were involve in the Titanic, it gives you a different feeling , a sadness and you wonder what their last moments were. It is an awesome place to visit and realized Southampton was the place where the Titanic sailed from.
Florian, 2017 - 5 stars
Lots of titanic facts and displays. Besides that offers a lot of information about the history of city harbour and trade. Well positioned to city center. Worth seeing but expected a lot more from the titanic expo.
Andrea, 2017 - 4 stars
I really enjoyed touring this museum. There were lots of artifacts and displays. The gift shop was lovely but expensive. 
We almost didn't get to visit. Found it difficult to find. Only a third effort allowed us to find Sea City. Better signage would have helped.
Delores, 2017 - 5 stars
It's an awesome place to visit the titanic area specifically is awesome with a few interactive games that will keep the small and big kids happy... It's surprisingly fair priced with us paying about £20 for 3 people. I was quite pleasantly surprised.
Reem, 2017 - 4 stars
It's good if you are interested in titanic... but if you looking for something more about ships or making or sea related, then it's not for you. Good area to move around, detailed information about Southampton ship making history~ bright and clean
Cat, 2017 - 3 stars

Guide Prices

Please see the SeaCity website at for pricing information depending on the exhibition currently taking place


Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Railway station within walking distance
  • Indoor Attraction


  • Accessible Lift
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Audio tours
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - There are disabled parking spaces on Commercial Road
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - nearby parking West Park (MSCP) Marlands (MSCP) and Grosvenor Square


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets - including disabled persons toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Check website
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Check website
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - by arrangement
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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