March 16, 2012

RMS Titanic 100 year Anniversary coincides with opening of SEACITY museum, Southampton.

Filed under: Hampshire Events Guide — davidmoldon @ 5:19 pm

The most famous ship in the world, the RMS Titanic, pulled away from White Star Dock in Southampton at the start of her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. Five days later in the early hours of April 15 she sank with great loss of life after striking an iceberg. The disaster made headlines across the world. However, the impact of the tragedy was felt no more so than in Southampton.

Most of the crew of the Titanic lived in the city and more than 500 households in Southampton lost at least one family member. 538 of the 714 crew members who gave a Southampton address were lost, the city was devastated.

Fast forward 100 years. On April 10, 2012, exactly a century after the famous ship departed from the city, Southampton City Council is set to open SeaCity Museum.

SeaCity Museum will tell the largely untold and fascinating story of Southampton’s crew and the impact the tragedy had on families in the city.

It will also feature other exhibitions about Southampton’s maritime past and present, telling the stories of people who have arrived and departed in the port for the past 2,000 years.

 On April 10, 2012 the world will be watching Southampton.

 

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