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“Great Titanic Exhibit!”
Review of SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum
Ranked #5 of 130 things to do in Southampton
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St. Inigoes, MD
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“Great Titanic Exhibit!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

While on a short trip to Southampton to attend our son's graduation from the University of Southampton, we stopped in West Quay at the recommendation of the staff at our hotel. We found the Sea City Museum and absolutely loved the Titanic exhibit.

Visited December 2012
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“where were the liners”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Having visited SeaCity Museum I have to agree that the courtroom video presentation is excellent and no doubt anyone interested in Titanic will enjoy the interactive displays etc. but we were under the impression that this was going to be a museum about Southampton -its port and its liners.hence the name SeaCity Museum.Southampton is, according to the City Councils website -the Cruise Capital of Northern Europe -
So why then is there no mention of cruise liners and ocean liners past and present in the Seacity museum ?
SS Canberra for instance was a huge part of the Southampton scene for over 30 years. No mention of Canberra or any other of the ships of the time taking emigrants out to Australia. The emigrants were given a passing mention but no pictures of how they actually travelled there....the ships they used,etc etc.
What about "Mauretania" and "Aquitania". and "Berengaria" to name just 3 of the famous ocean liners . Most of which have interesting histories.
Maybe we missed the Ocean Liner section, but I don't think so.In a section about soldiers passing through the port, we did find one faded photo of Canberra coming home from the Falklands conflict and can only assume that was it.
Lots of people are interested in ships other than Titanic but you wouldn't know it from visiting the museum. I would advise anyone wishing to find out about ships old and new sailing to and from the port not to bother visiting this museum.

Visited October 2012
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Llanharan, Wales
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“Fascinating reconstruction of the event and the times”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

One could spend a good two to three hours here. Plenty to listen to and see . An absorbing final courtroom reconstruction and reenactment addressing questions such as "Was the ship travelling too fast?"

Visited December 2012
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Llanharan, Wales
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“A fascinating insight into this maritime disaster”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Titanic Exhibition - informative and thought provoking.
The court room re enactment was riveting. Alos good was the interactive steering challenge to take a big ship down Southampton Water.

Visited December 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Titanic Experience”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

It's one place where you can have the Titanic experience. It's was built to commemorate the centenary year (2012) of the Titanic disaster. There are a few artifacts from the people of Titanic... It's a fairly good experience bearing in mind they blew up 15 million pounds to build it.

Visited November 2012
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