Gateway to the World
Know as the Gateway city, many people have arrived at Southampton and settled here, such as traders, refuge-seekers and people travelling to fight in wars. The SeaCity Museum explains partly why we have such a vibrant and diverse population in the city, explaining where people came from, why the left their homes, and the amazing cultures and languages they bought with them.
Learn about the Roman Traders, Saxon settlers, Huguenot Protestant refuge-seekers and Victorian industrialists from across the British Empire.
This exhibition covers many different aspects of life in Southampton, including life in the docks, sport and leisure, wartime, the Mendi Disaster, Mayflower story, and much more. Read about local history, see archaeology and archive collections.
Need a hotel by SeaCity Museum in Southampton?
Holiday Inn Southampton is only 10 minutes away from the museum, close to the docks in the middle of the city. Kids stay and eat free at our family-friendly hotel when you stay in our family hotel room. Don’t forget to book direct below to get the best rate. Why not check out our special rates for packages like bed and breakfast?