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Southampton's SeaCity Museum showcases the golden age of the ocean liner

Southampton's SeaCity Museum showcases the golden age of the ocean liner
A new exhibition at Southampton's SeaCity Museum shows how the city’s relationship with the ocean liner began and then grew in the early 20th century, and utilises items from its own maritime collection.

Port Out, Southampton Home, tells the story of the liners and cruise ships visiting Southampton. Items on display include a wide range of rarely seen items from the city’s maritime collection, including ship models, posters, photographs and ephemera from the great liners such as menu cards and souvenirs.

This will be complemented with furniture and other items from some of the famous ships that called Southampton home such as the Mauretania, Queen Mary and QE2.

Mike Harris, service director for growth at Southampton City Council said: 'The city is now known as the cruise capital of Europe, with over 1.6 million people coming to Southampton each year to board these incredible ships. This is a great opportunity for visitors and local residents to discover the story behind the cruise industry, and will also highlight Southampton’s enduring relationship with the some of the world’s most famous ships.'

The exhibition runs until June 4, 2017.