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“Loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum
Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7FY, England
023 8083 3007
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Ranked #23 of 159 things to do in Southampton
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Southsea
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Went here on a visit as a group of adults with children aged 7 to 11 and we loved it. Lots of interactive exhibits for the children, and as it was a sunny afternoon it was very quiet so we didn't have to wait to take a turn. The museum tells the history of the Titanic through the people on board and that made it particularly interesting. The map of Southampton which marks all the households which were affected by the tragedy is a very graphic illustration of the scale of the tragedy and the impact it must have had on the city. The subsequent court case (which you can listen to in a real courtroom) was fascinating and listening to the survivors testimonies was very moving. The sinking of the Titanic is a world famous event but here you get a real sense of the local tragedy. We were there a couple of hours and could have stayed longer. Worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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“Very interesting place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited this museum with my 10 year old son and he was fascinated with the interactive exhibits, such as steering the ship and fueling the coal furnaces. All of the exhibits were interesting and full of information.

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“Really good fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really good fun for a few hours as a family - and we saved money by getting a Groupon entry ticket (otherwise a tad pricey). Quite interactive, even dressing up for the kids. Not just Titanic, also other sea-faring links / stories linked to Southampton.

Visited October 2013
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“Moving & fitting tribute to local crew of Titanic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

What a fitting tribute to the crew of the titanic many from Southampton.
Sympathetically told letting us look into the lives and work of individual crew members which provided the common link throughout the exhibition.
The photos and background information brought their lives to a level of understanding that was both informative and moving.
The venue was disability friendly and the £6 entry for disabled and carer presented value for money.

Visited March 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing actually ! NOT great as some have written ???”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I took my two kids to visit and it does not seem to capture how great the Titanic was for its time or the real drama and horror of her going down with great loss of life, really not great. (And we visit lots of museums so a balanced view from me)

Signage in the City to this Museum is dire, there is not even a clear sign outside showing the entrance and I thought £20.00 for one adult and two young children expensive for what there was to look at, not much at all.

AND the idiots doing the guided tours thought they owned the place, physically blocking us from seeing exhibits and I had to ask some guys to move out of the way, we paid to get in and view and they just stood in the way rattling on like they owned the place, not good.

NO this was not a Titanic moment or visit and would not recommend at the prices they charge.

Try the Submarine Museum or even the Royal Marine Museum at Southsea, better value for money.

Visited February 2014
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