Combining Titanic Trail and SeaCity Museum, this fascinating walking tour will discover Southampton’s historic buildings and its links with the legendary Titanic. The RMS Titanic started her maiden voyage from the White Star dock in Southampton on 10th April 1912. Five days later in the early hours of 15th April she sank after striking an iceberg. The disaster had a devastating effect on the people of the town, as of the 897 crew 550 had their home address in Southampton and only 175 returned home.
Your walking tour starts at the gates of Ocean Terminal, which is located adjacent to the site of the original White Star dock. A leisurely walk will take you through Queen’s Park and past South Western House, the luxury hotel where many first class passengers spent the night before embarking on the majestic liner. Close by are the old White Star offices where Southampton residents gathered in their hundreds, waiting day after day for news of loved ones.
A stroll through Oxford Street will take you past the uniform tailors, hotels and the famous Grapes pub, which used to be a favourite of the Titanic’s engine crew and where filming took place for James Cameron’s famous “Titanic” movie. Visit the Titanic Crew Memorial at the ruins of the Holyrood Church and find out where Captain Smith dined the night before. Then wander past the ancient city walls and through the main shopping precinct up to the Sea City Museum. At Southampton’s Titanic Story you will hear poignant tales of the Titanic heroes and survivors. The interactive exhibition is filled with gripping information and fascinating memorabilia of the fateful disaster and shows the impact it has had on the city and the people of Southampton.
This is a walking tour on varying terrain, including uneven ground, steps and some slight inclines and lasts around 3 hours including the visit to the museum.
***This Walk can be tailored to your requests and alternatively start from SeaCity Museum***
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