The effects of the tragedy on Southampton
Nowhere was the tragedy of the Titanic disaster more felt than in Southampton, where more than 500 households lost a family member. Visitors to the museum will discover how many people worked on board and the huge variety of jobs the crew carried out. The centre-piece of this gallery features a 1:25 scale, interactive model of the Titanic, showing the intricate layout of the vessel.
Experience the sights and sounds of Southampton in 1912
Southampton was home port to some 23 steamship companies including Royal Mail,Union Castle and American Lines. The transfer of White Star Line’s transatlantic express service from Liverpool to Southampton in 1907 had established Southampton as Britain’s premier passenger port. The town was bustling with activity and the local economy flourished with new shops, restaurants and businesses. The White Star Dock, later known as Ocean Dock, opened in 1911. It was from here, Berth 44, that the Titanic was to leave Southampton on 10 April 1912.
Powerful oral testimony from survivors
The Disaster Room describes the sequence of events from the time the ship struck the iceberg to its sinking, and the rescue of passengers by the Carpathia.
A pocket watch found on the body of a steward is displayed – it shows the exact time it stopped. Also, there is a fascinating audio visual show for visitors to find out about the British Inquiry, which was held in London soon after the disaster.
Titanic Trail Markers
|Admiralty House||Old telegraph and post office in service at the same time as the Titanic|
|Canute Chambers||Former office building of the White Star Line, owners of the Titanic|
|Holyrood Church||Built in 1320 and destroyed during the blitz in WWII.|
|Ocean Cruise Terminal||Berth 46/47, Dock Gate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3QN|
|Ocean Village||A range of restaurants|
|Old Cemetery||Old cemetery|
|Sailor's Home||Old orphanage in operation at the same time as the Titanic.|
|SeaCity Museum||SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea|
|South Western House||Part of the Titanic Trail|
|Southampton Guildhall||Live music venue|
|St Joseph's Catholic Church||Old cemetery in Southampton common.|
|The Grapes Public House||Part of the Titanic Trail, the pub was popular with dock workers and Titanic crew. Home to a collection of Titanic photographs and blueprint|
|The Platform Tavern|
|The White Star Tavern - Dinning and Rooms||Award-winning hotel and restaurant|
|Titanic Engineers Memorial||A memorial to the engineering staff who lost their lives during the sinking of the Titanic|
|Titanic Musicians Memorial||Memorial to all the musicians who lost their lives on-board Titanic.|
|Titanic Postal Workers Memorial||A memorial, dedicated to the postal workers who died on the Titanic|