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    George4th wrote:
    owen_thesaints wrote:
    henry2* wrote:
    George4th wrote:
    A Fantastic and Momentous occasion for the City of Southampton! Excellent!
    here here
    ...and then the children were all turned away. It would have made sense if they had at least been allowed into the museum after they had served their purpose of publicising the opening!

    Also, is a sea of confetti suitable for a commemoration?

    Like the Titanic's voyage, it's all down hill from here! I can't ever see this attracting the visitor numbers the council keep promising, not counting free resident visitors.
    That many children in one go?! The children of Southampton have a free ticket to the Museum.
    Confetti - it was to celebrate the opening of The SeaCity Museum which is a Museum built to celebrate the Seafaring History of Southampton.
    The Museum will be a success. It is ideally placed and will serve to attract the friends and family of those living in and around Southampton, and the visitors from all over the UK, and all the tourists who pass through Southampton. With all the other projects in train, the City of Southampton will be a place worth visiting and should be embraced by all who live in Southampton.
    im from southampton but live in staffordshire so when i visit my family i will take my daughter there so she can learn our history!!!!!!"
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SeaCity Museum officially opened

SeaCity Museum officially opened

SeaCity Museum is officialy opened

Southampton school children commemorate the Sotonians who lost their lives on Titanic

First published in Titanic News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

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Southampton's £15m Titanic museum was officially declared open today in front of a crowd of hundreds including many descendants of victims of the tragedy.

Amid a sea of confetti, the SeaCity museum was declared open by eight year old Henry Ward whose great grandfather was a fireman onboard Titanic and survived the disaster.

Civic dignitaries including the mayor, council leader and Olympic rower James Cracknell led the ceremony which paid tribute to the hundreds of people from Southampton that perished on liner.

Holding placards with the faces of the crew who were on the ill fated liner, more than 600 youngsters from schools across the city paraded from the Titanic Engineers Memorial to the Civic Centre to mark the official opening of the SeaCity museum this lunchtime.

One of those taking part was four-year-old Jack Avery, from Eastleigh, Hampshire.

His mother, Kaye, discovered that her first cousin three times removed was a trimmer on board called James Avery.

She found out the link while researching her family tree and also discovered two of her own cousins who all met up today for the first time.

She said: ''We are all very proud of James and it's lovely for the children to be involved and to find out about their heritage.''

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