New museum planned for Southampton

New Sea City Museum

Southampton City Council is proposing to develop a new £5.5m museum in the city which will tell the city’s story from pre-history to the present day. Phase one of the Sea City Museum Project should open to public in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage and will include exhibition galleries focussing on the city’s history as a major port. The displays will also tell the hidden story of the Southampton crew onboard the Titanic, allowing visitors to explore what it was like to be in the merchant navy at the turn of the 20th Century. To date £1m has been invested in pre-planning, with £4.5m to complete the project coming from the Lottery, but this final allocation has yet to be confirmed. The image shows what the exterior of the new Sea City Museum might look like.

22 October 2009