SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum 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.
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14/01/2021
SeaCity Shorts- A Southampton Inventor

Famous Sotonians include musicians, admirals, actors and inventors! In this Short, Andy has been looking at a couple of items linked to one of the city's most incredible inventive minds, Walter Taylor.

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12/01/2021
Tudor House and Garden

Here's this week's short history video courtesy of Tudor House and Garden. Our learning officer has been looking at an object from the Southampton poorhhouse, located in what is now City College Southampton. #CultureInQuarantine #Southampton #historymatters

In this week's Tudor House Short, Andy explores the fascinating and tragic story of the Southampton workhouse by taking a look at as small artefact from the building.

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We're very excited to be welcoming back the one and only Dr Cheryl Butler on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm for our next on...
11/01/2021

We're very excited to be welcoming back the one and only Dr Cheryl Butler on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm for our next online public history talk: Quarantine and Social Distancing in Tudor Southampton. It's fair to say we are all familiar with lockdowns, but how did our Tudor ancestors fare when confronting the horrors of the bubonic plague and the sweating sickness? Cheryl has dived into the annals of Southampton's history to explore the epidemics that routinely swept through Tudor Southampton and to discover how the people at the time coped with such uncertainty.

For details of the talk and to get your ticket just click here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/510479. We want the talk to be accessible for everyone, so the talk prices are on a sliding scale.

09/01/2021
Southampton City Art Gallery

Our friends over at Southampton City Art Gallery have made this awesome video showcasing all of the ways you can access their collection and resources during lockdown! There are online exhibitions, resources to do at home and in-depth talks. #CultureInQuarantine #wegotthis Southampton2025 Visit Southampton

We're back in lockdown and once more our doors must stay closed for now. But fear not! There's plenty to do here online to make the weeks pass more quickly; from digital exhibitions to activities for families and children to online art appreciation talks.

#wegotthis #CultureInQuarantine #southampton

You can access our free resources here:

Southampton City Art Gallery online activities: https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/resources/

See what's on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO35IK8Od0pcDRljf65tVFA

Get tickets for live online talks and children's workshops: https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture

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07/01/2021
SeaCity Shorts- First World War Stool from Netley Hospital

Here's the first SeaCity Short of 2021! We begin the year by looking at a simple, but wonderful object. Bea takes a look at a wooden stool made at Netley Military Hospital during the First World War.
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06/01/2021

We're back in lockdown again- but don't worry, we've got your back! 💥💪We've put together loads of great resources and ideas to help make the next months go more quickly! There are educational activity packs that'll keep younger people amused for hours, loads of fantastic history and art videos to enjoy, info about inspiring live online talks and events and much more!🎨🖼🏛 #wegotthis #CultureInQuarantine #southampton Southampton2025 Tudor House and Garden Southampton City Art Gallery Southampton Cultural Education Partnership Southampton Stories Southampton City Council Southampton Mayflower 400

You can access all of the resources mentioned in the video here:
Tudor House online activities: https://tudorhouseandgarden.com/hands-on-learning/online-resources/
SeaCity online activities: https://seacitymuseum.co.uk/online-activities
Southampton City Art Gallery online activities: https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/resources/
Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO35IK8Od0pcDRljf65tVFA
Get tickets for live online talks: https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture

05/01/2021
Tudor House and Garden

So.… we're all back in lockdown again! Whatever happens, we'll be here to help you get through it by sharing stories, games, content, events and videos! For starters, here's a short video from Tudor House and Garden about a remarkable object from centuries ago!

Although the doors of Tudor House are closed, since the beginning of the pandemic we've been bringing you bitesized, fun, history highlights from our museum. Don't worry, as long as we need to we'll be continuing these weekly snippets. In our first of 2021, Bea has been exploring an amazing object in our handling collection.

31/12/2020
SeaCity Shorts- Titanic Card Sharps

It's time for our final SeaCity Short of 2020 (don't worry, we'll be back next year though)! Andy investigates an object from our Titanic exhibition which can tell us about one of the less honest ways people might have passed the time on the ship.

30/12/2020
SeaCity Online Spring Talks

Since the pandemic began we've been offering public talks via Zoom and we're thrilled to announce some of the great talks for next year! We'll be rounding off our 'Southampton Through Time' series, exploring what quarantine looked like in the sixteenth-century and discovering some of the incredible international influences on the city over the years. As well as the talks listed in the trailer below, look out for other talks and online events to enjoy too!

You can get your tickets at wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture.

SeaCity Museum will be temporarily closed from today until things are a little less foggy! Thank you to all of you who h...
23/12/2020

SeaCity Museum will be temporarily closed from today until things are a little less foggy!

Thank you to all of you who have visited and enjoyed the museum recently.

We also want to thank our fantastic staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication which has allowed us to keep everyone safe.

Please stay safe at home and don't forget to keep up to date by signing up to our Culture Vulture email here bit.ly/33YU815

17/12/2020
SeaCity Shorts Honour and Glory

'Honour and Glory Crowning Time' is one of the most famous parts of Titanic. In this SeaCity Short, Andy looks at the same panel, from Titanic's sister ship the Olympic.

We have released museum tickets for next week! Book yours here: bit.ly/2WG3kVl Please note we will be closed from 24 to ...
16/12/2020

We have released museum tickets for next week! Book yours here: bit.ly/2WG3kVl

Please note we will be closed from 24 to 26 December and on 1 January 2021.

All exhibitions and the museum café will be open, but keep everyone safe and to make sure we’re COVID-19 secure, we’ll still have in place one-way routes, increased cleaning measures and reduced visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and public safety.

Why not treat yourself and a friend to a festive afternoon tea in the SeaCity Museum café. Discover more here: bit.ly/3adoYI0

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? What do you give to that tricky person? Short of inspiration? How about a thoughtful a...
09/12/2020
The Perfect Gift Voucher!

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? What do you give to that tricky person? Short of inspiration? How about a thoughtful and personal gift that will delight them and can be sent by email?
You can gift your loved one an exclusive private tour for up to six people of either Southampton City Art Gallery SeaCity Museum, Tudor House and Garden or historic Southampton itself with one of our experts!
The happy recipient can choose for themselves when they use their gift and they have up a year to decide. Find out more details or buy your gift voucher via the link below!

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/510077

What do you give to that tricky person? Short of inspiration? How about a thoughtful and personal gift that will delight them and can be sent by email? You can gift your loved one an exclusive private tour for up to six people of either the Art gallery, Seacity museum, Tudor House or historic Southa...

We have released museum tickets for next week! Book yours here: bit.ly/2WG3kVl All exhibitions and the museum café will ...
09/12/2020

We have released museum tickets for next week! Book yours here: bit.ly/2WG3kVl

All exhibitions and the museum café will be open, but keep everyone safe and to make sure we’re COVID-19 secure, we’ll still have in place one-way routes, increased cleaning measures and reduced visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and public safety.

We hope to see you back soon!

We will be closed on Monday 14 December for staff training but we will be open again as usual on Tuesday 15 December. Ov...
08/12/2020

We will be closed on Monday 14 December for staff training but we will be open again as usual on Tuesday 15 December.

Over the Christmas period, we will be closed from 24 to 26 December inclusive and on 1 January 2021.

Make sure you pre-book your tickets before visiting us on: bit.ly/2WG3kVl

Things are getting festive in the café. From Monday 7th of December to Sunday 4th of January you can treat the whole fam...
04/12/2020
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Things are getting festive in the café. From Monday 7th of December to Sunday 4th of January you can treat the whole family to a range of tasty seasonal sweet and savoury treats with our special afternoon tea. For more information and to book go to https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/r9Vf55z7S4

Is this Southampton's largest claim to fame? Probably not, but it is a good fishy fact! #factoftheday #fishyfriday #Sout...
04/12/2020

Is this Southampton's largest claim to fame? Probably not, but it is a good fishy fact! #factoftheday #fishyfriday #Southampton

Did you know that Southampton played a major role in the success of fish fingers? 🐟

Clarence Birdseye tested herring & cod sticks on shoppers in Southampton and they loved the cod sticks! These later became known as fish fingers and is now one of the nations favourite snacks!

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03/12/2020

Explore, learn and play with the whole family in a safe environment at SeaCity Museum. Book your ticket now and view safety notices: https://bit.ly/3lzsbUq (you must pre-book)

03/12/2020
SeaCity Short- Melted Coins

The Southampton Blitz devastated the town. In this SeaCity Short, Andy takes a look at a case exploring the story in more detail.

📢 We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be safely reopening SeaCity Museum today, Wednesday 2 December. 📢 Book tickets ...
02/12/2020

📢 We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be safely reopening SeaCity Museum today, Wednesday 2 December. 📢

Book tickets online today 👉 https://southampton-city-council.arttickets.org.uk/seacity-museum/2018-12-15-seacity-museum-admission

Please note:
To keep everyone safe in our venues and to make sure we're COVID-19 secure, we'll still have in place one-way routes, increased cleaning measures and reduced visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and public safety.

We are in Tier 2: High Alert, so please note that you can only book per household, up to six people as per Government guidelines. People must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

01/12/2020
Southampton Stories

Our friends at Southampton Stories have made this short film exploring one man's experiences during the night of 1st December 1940, during one of the worst nights of bombing during the Southampton Blitz. #OnThisDay #Southampton #blitz

As we continue our Southampton Blitz commemorations, we wanted to share this short extract from the diary of Daniel Cox, who lived in Southampton and kept a diary over many years. This is his entry from Sunday 1st December 1940, which would be the third night of significant bombing during the Second World War. Daniel Cox worked at Risdon Beazley Ltd, a marine salvage company based near Bitterne Manor, on the east bank of the River Itchen. His words speak powerfully of the aftermath of a major raid the day before and the terrifying ordeal of living through an air raid. #NeverForget #SotonBlitz80 #Southampton

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be safely reopening SeaCity Museum on Wednesday 2 December.To keep everyone safe ...
27/11/2020

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be safely reopening SeaCity Museum on Wednesday 2 December.

To keep everyone safe in our venues and to make sure we’re COVID-19 secure, we’ll still have in place one-way routes, increased cleaning measures and reduced visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and public safety.

Book your timed tickets here: bit.ly/2WG3kVl

We are in Tier 2: High Alert, so please note that you can only book per household, up to six people as per Government guidelines. People must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

So come and join us - we can't wait to see you again soon!

26/11/2020
SeaCity Shorts- Olympic Deckchair

'Rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic' is now a common expression. This chair is actually from the Olympic, but Bea explores some ideas associated with the deckchairs of the Titanic.

For our next online talk on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm we will be welcoming back the fantastic actor and historian Jane...
25/11/2020
Online Performance: Violet's Titanic Escape

For our next online talk on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm we will be welcoming back the fantastic actor and historian Jane Glennie for a performance based on the a real-life Titanic survivor. Immerse yourself in the story of the RMS Titanic with First Class Stewardess Violet Jessop, based on Violet’s personal memoirs, this presentation will take you back to the fateful voyage of the Titanic and explains how she came to be one of the lucky survivors.
You can get hold of your ticket and find out more details here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/507439

Immerse yourself in the story of the RMS Titanic with First Class Stewardess Violet Jessop in this online performance by actress and historian Jane Glennie. Based on Violet’s personal memoirs, this presentation will take you back to the fateful voyage of the Titanic and explains how she came to be...

Don't forget that our next online history talk is this evening (Tuesday 24th November) at 7pm! Time travel back to the M...
24/11/2020

Don't forget that our next online history talk is this evening (Tuesday 24th November) at 7pm! Time travel back to the Middle Ages for a historical detective story with a personal twist with our learning officer Andy Skinner. He'll be exploring the riddle of the death of King William Rufus- a death shrouded in mystery for nearly 950 years. People at the time said he died in a hunting accident in the New Forest, but were there foul actors at play? The talk promises to be fun, interesting and enlightening! You can find get your ticket here now: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/507436

If you want to be kept up-to-date with all of our events and news why not also join the Southampton City Council cultural mailing list: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHAMPTON/subscriber/new?fbclid=IwAR03prhXQ73sXasHpG5RV83pHAHSMVWdNPKlVOA6Vfy0AnbIvzS11tSAOvg

23/11/2020
Southampton's War- Secrets of the Second World War Today

It is 80 years since a series of devastating night-time raids devastated Southampton. To mark this sombre anniversary we have made this short video which shows some of the marks the Second World War left on the town which you can still see today.

19/11/2020
SeaCity Shorts- Medieval Case

In this installment of Southampton Shorts, Andy explores a case in the museum's 'Southampton Gateway to the World' exhibition to find out more about fancy medieval objects discovered by archaeologists in the city.

17/11/2020
Tudor House and Garden

Here's this week's bitesized history from Tudor House and Garden. Enjoy!

In today's Tudor House Short, Andy looks up into Tudor House's rafters to tell the story of a lost doll.

We love flying the flag for Southampton's heritage and we're as excited as our friends at God's House Tower who are laun...
13/11/2020

We love flying the flag for Southampton's heritage and we're as excited as our friends at God's House Tower who are launching a brand new online shop next week. Make sure you check it out, you might find some great Christmas presents🎄🎁! Southampton2025

We have exciting news! We are taking the GHT artists shop online!

We have been selling a fantastic range of original artists’ prints and gifts from GHT since opening last year, but we have now expanded the range to include more work by brilliant Southampton artists. Launching on Monday 16th November we really hope the shop can help support local artists in the run up to Christmas.

Sign up to our mailing list at godshousetower.org.uk to get early access to the new range.

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12/11/2020
SeaCity Shorts- Saints Programme

It's time for this week's bitesized history snippet from the museum! This week, Bea investigates a Southampton Football Club programme from the 1960s and considers its place in the history and heritage of the city.

As the nights draw in and we are asked to stay at home, why not join us for our next evening Zoom talk on Tuesday 24th N...
11/11/2020

As the nights draw in and we are asked to stay at home, why not join us for our next evening Zoom talk on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm! Time travel back to the Middle Ages for a historical detective story with a personal twist with our learning officer Andy Skinner. He'll be exploring the riddle of the death of King William Rufus- a death shrouded in mystery for nearly 950 years. People at the time said he died in a hunting accident in the New Forest, but were there foul actors at play? The talk promises to be fun, interesting and enlightening! You can find get your ticket here now: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/507436

If you want to be kept up-to-date with all of our events and news why not also join the Southampton City Council cultural mailing list: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHAMPTON/subscriber/new?fbclid=IwAR03prhXQ73sXasHpG5RV83pHAHSMVWdNPKlVOA6Vfy0AnbIvzS11tSAOvg

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