SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7FY
England

Website

E-mail

museums@southampton.gov.uk

Telephone

Museum Direct Dial

023 8083 3007

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Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open seven days a week 10:00 - 17:00.

Admission charges

Adults: £6
Children under 5: FREE
Concessions (children aged 5-16, students and adults over 60): £4.50
Family (2 adults and 3 children): £18
Group travel (minimum 10 people. Advance booking and payment required): £5 each
Joint ticket for SeaCity Museum and Tudor House and Garden : £9.50, concessions : £7.50
Group admission rate for minimum of 10 visitors is £5 per person (paid in advance) Seniors concessions : £4.50

Annual museum pass available, please enquire at the venue.

Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.

Collection details

Industry, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Titanic
  • Southampton Maritime History
  • Southampton Dock History
  • Temporary Exhibitions
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

War Games

  • 7 February — 10 May 2015

War Games explores the fascinating relationship between conflict and children’s play, providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day.

With toys and games including Risk, GI Joe and classic British toy soldiers, as well as photographs and archive documents, War Games represents differing sides of conflicts from around the world. This thought-provoking exhibition reveals the sometimes surprising links between play and wider attitudes towards warfare, and delves into the secret history of toys as tools of propaganda and espionage.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=221

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Battle Animation (Age 8-13)

  • 16 February 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Create an epic animation capturing the action on film. Join the Broken Physics Film Team and spend the day creating an animation inspired by the War Games Exhibition. Please bring your action figures along on the day.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£22 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

Tin Soldiers (Age 4-11)

  • 17 February 2015 10am-12pm, 1-3pm

Come and explore our new exhibition War Games and then get creative making a fantastic artwork of a vintage Tin Toy Soldier.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

New! Toddler Time (Age 18mths-4yrs)

  • 19 February 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 16 April 2015 10:30-11:30am

Calling all active and curious toddlers! Join us for exciting story and rhymes, discover museum objects and be mini-explorers around the museum.

Thurs 19 Feb – Beside the Sea
Thurs 16 Apr – Titanic

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3.50 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

Clock Tower Tours

  • 7 April 2015 From 10am
  • 25 April 2015 From 10am

Reopening after major conservation works this is a rare chance to ascend the city’s clock tower and to catch fantastic views of Southampton. Join one of our tour guides to discover the remarkable history of this iconic building. Participants must be over 12 years old, must be physically fit, and should wear sensible shoes as there are over 200 steps to climb!

Admission

£6 / Price is for tour only, does not include museum admission / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

Ancient Egyptians (Age 4-8)

  • 9 April 2015 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3:30pm

Our popular Egyptians session is back. Learn about different Egyptian gods and goddesses, try the heart weighing scales, mummify an orange and complete a craft activity. The oranges can be messy so be advised to wear old clothes!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£6 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

Titanic Tour and Tea

  • 14 April 2015 2-4pm

Spoil yourself with an afternoon of history and cream tea at SeaCity Museum. Take a guided tour of ‘Southampton’s Titanic Story’ and then have a lovely pot of tea and two scrumptious scones with jam and cream.

Admission

£11.50 Adults, £8.50 Children / Admission to the museum is included) / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/?page_id=139

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Oral History Archive

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/leisure/oralhistory/

700 life story interviews with local people including maritime, civilian experience of World War 1 and 2, Asian women and local communities.
5000 related photographic images
Local History publications

Creator

  • Sheila Jemima and Padmini Broomfield

Handling Session at School or the Museum

Handle real museum artefacts with our Education Officer in School or at the Museum. Topics include Romans, Egyptians, Medieval Life and the Titanic.

How to obtain

Contact the Education Officer at museums.education@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8091 5730 for details

Hands on activities using museum objects

Artefacts for use in the classroom. Loans boxes contain around twelve artefacts with accompanting notes and background information.
Themes include Archaeology, Romans, Saxons, Medieval Life, Victorian House and Home, Victorian People, Education, Laundry, Lighting, 1930's, World War 2 and the Titanic.

How to obtain

Contact the administrative assistant at museums@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8063 5904 for conditions of hire, booking and cost.

Teacher Training

INSET service to support use of artefacts in school

How to obtain

Contact the Education Officer at museums.education@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8091 5730 for costs, details and booking

Titanic Voices

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/leisure/oralhistory/page7

Titanic Voices takes you back through time, reliving those events through the the first hand accounts of those who were actually there. Using many perviously unpublished photographs, letters and oral histories, the book traces how the town of Southampton, its people and the TITANIC have been inextricably linked from event before the ship was built to the present day.

Creator

  • Donald Hyslop, Alastair Forsyth and Sheila Jemima

How to obtain

Available from good bookshops, libraries or the museum shop.

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