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Southampton Maritime Museum

The Wool House
Town Quay
SO14 2AR

The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. Now it is a museum telling the story of the port of Southampton.

Come and find out more about the story of Titanic's crew, most of whom came from Southampton. As the largest liner in the world, Titanic had a crew of 898, but only 210 survived the sinking.

The exhibition at the Maritime Museum will help you to discover their story, the jobs they did - how they felt about the new 'superliner', their vivid recollections of the night Titanic struck the iceberg and the consequences for them and their families, which still reverberate in Southampton today.

The Titanic story is only part of Southampton's rich and fascinating international maritime history. Visitors to the Museum can also find out more about the city's long history as an international cruise and cargo port, and its role as UK home to the Transatlantic Queens!

There is wheelchair access to ground floor exhibitions. Stairs to first floor and Titanic exhibition. Hearing loops for videos.For information about group bookings and school wprkshops telephone 023 80635904

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By foot the museum is located adjacent to the Red Funnel terminal for the Isle of Wight, on Town Quay Road in the south of the City. Nearest car parks are in Mayflower Park, The Quays swimming and diving complex or West Quay.

Southampton Maritime Museum Postcode for SatNav: SO14 2AR


+44 (0)2380 223 941
+44 (0)2380 635 904

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