The museum tells the story of people who have arrived and left the port of Southampton over the last 200,000 years. You will also experience the sights and sounds of Southampton in 1912 when it was the home port to 23 steamship companies. Be fascinated as you learn the stories of the people of the city, their interesting lives and their historic connections with the sea and the famous ship, the Titanic.
Find out how the sinking of the White Star liner Titanic in 1912 impacted Southampton and how more than 500 households in the area lost a family member. You will also get an insight into the lives of the crew on board, many of whom were Southampton residents. Discover the huge variety of jobs the crew carried out and see a 1.25 scale interactive model of the Titanic showing the intricate layout of the vessel.
Dare to enter the Disaster Room and listen to some of the stories of the Titanic survivors. You will also hear about the sequence of events from the time the ship struck the iceberg to its sinking and the rescue of passengers by the Carpathia. See a pocket watch found on the body of a steward – it shows the exact time it stopped. Then watch an interesting and captivating audio visual show about the British Inquiry, which was held in London soon after the Titanic disaster.
This museum brings maritime history to life through interactive experiences such as taking a virtual trip and steering the Titanic down the Solent, sending a morse code message, stoking a boiler and much more.
The whole family would enjoy a day out here.
Facilities: People with mobility impairment can access all areas of the building via a lift from the ground floor.
Opening Times: Open 7 days a week
10am – 5pm
Last admission 4pm
Costs: Museum & Pavilion exhibition (Port Out, Southampton Home)
•Family (2 adults and 3 children): £25.00
•Under 5s: FREE
Pavilion exhibition (Port Out, Southampton Home) ONLY
•Family (2 adults and 3 children): £11.00
•Under 5s: FREE