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Wilkinson Eyre's Sea City Museum nears completion

These are the latest shots of Wilkinson Eyre’s £28million Sea City Museum in Southampton

The museum is set to open in April next year on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic - the city from where the liner set sail on her maiden voyage in 1912 - and will feature a climb-aboard replica of the ship.

The listed Civic Centre next door to the new build museum is being converted with the main exhibition hall turned into a scene of the dockside in Southampton with the Titanic about to depart.

Wilkinson Eyre's Sea City Museum, Southampton (November 2011)

Wilkinson Eyre’s Sea City Museum, Southampton (November 2011)

Previous story (AJ 29.09.11)

Wilkinson Eyre’s Sea City Museum approved

Work is to start next week on Wilkinson Eyre’s £28million Sea City Museum in Southampton after the scheme won final planning permission from the local authority

Set to open on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the museum in the city from where the liner set sail on her maiden voyage in 1912, will feature a climb-aboard replica of the ship.

About 4,000 items from the ship will be displayed within galleries.

The listed Civic Centre next door to the new build museum will also be converted with the main exhibition hall turned into a scene of the dockside in Southampton with the Titanic about to depart.

The Sea City Museum is being hailed as ‘a central piece of the new Cultural Quarter in Southampton’ and is scheduled to complete in April 2012.

Previous story (10.09.09)

Sea City Museum, Southampton by Wilkinson Eyre

[FIRST LOOK] Designs for Southampton’s new museum, built to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

The £28m project in the city from where the liner set sail on her maiden voyage in 1912, is set to feature a climb-aboard replica of the ship.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £499,000 for the development plan, which has been matched by the local council. Phase one of the Sea City Museum will open to public in 2012.

There will also be an exhibitions gallery shared between the museum and City Art Gallery, creating more space to display up to 100 paintings from the council’s collection. The Civic Centre will also be converted with the main exhibition hall turned into a scene of the dockside in Southampton with the Titanic about to depart.

About 4,000 items from the ship will be displayed within galleries. A city council spokesman said: ‘The phase will include exhibition galleries centring on the city’s history as a major port. The displays will 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.’

 

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