Southampton's SeaCity Museum successfully bids for £200,000 funding

Daily Echo: An artist's impression of the Sea City museum interior. An artist's impression of the Sea City museum interior.

Southampton'S new Sea City museum has been handed a £200,000 funding boost to bring the city’s maritime history to life.

Ministers yesterday announced that the museum, which will open to mark the centenary of the Titanic setting sail from the city on April 10, was one of 36 successful bidders for a new fund.

The cash will go towards the Gateway to the World gallery, which will tell the story of the people of Southampton and the city's historic connection to the sea.

Council leader Cllr Royston Smith said: “This money, alongside other fundraising efforts, will pay for a world class museum that will create jobs and spur on new investment in Southampton.”

Southampton’s award was one of the largest out of a £4m pot announced yesterday by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation charity.

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1:48pm Tue 24 Jan 12

soton-mike80 says...

Fantastic news for the city! Finish the museum and get it open quickly though... I for one can't wait to see it!
Fantastic news for the city! Finish the museum and get it open quickly though... I for one can't wait to see it! soton-mike80
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2:58pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Cllr Hannidies Horror House is going to need many times more than this nominal sum
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Where those millions are going to come from? Cuts in our services, increase in Council Tax, and sacrificial slaughter of jobs at the alter of very dark Tory ideology
Cllr Hannidies Horror House is going to need many times more than this nominal sum . Where those millions are going to come from? Cuts in our services, increase in Council Tax, and sacrificial slaughter of jobs at the alter of very dark Tory ideology Paramjit Bahia
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3:06pm Tue 24 Jan 12

georgetheseventh says...

Even more taxpayers cash..where will it all end..no wonder the country is near bankrupt.
Even more taxpayers cash..where will it all end..no wonder the country is near bankrupt. georgetheseventh
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3:19pm Tue 24 Jan 12

aldermoorboy says...

Lets be positive for Saintampton, more good news
Lets be positive for Saintampton, more good news aldermoorboy
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3:57pm Tue 24 Jan 12

loosehead says...

No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth? loosehead
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7:59pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
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Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
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I await your evidence
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence Lone Ranger.
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8:41pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Big Borlotto says...

check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question??
check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question?? Big Borlotto
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8:42pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Big Borlotto says...

check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question??
check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question?? Big Borlotto
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8:43pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Big Borlotto says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
.
Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
.
I await your evidence
check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question??
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence[/p][/quote]check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question?? Big Borlotto
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8:44pm Tue 24 Jan 12

Big Borlotto says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
.
Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
.
I await your evidence
check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question??
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence[/p][/quote]check the council housing stock, you may find that some individual properties are being sold off across the city. maybe that is where the revenue will come from. if you are on the waiting list for a property, you may have a longer wait.ask the question?? Big Borlotto
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9:32pm Tue 24 Jan 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
.
Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
.
I await your evidence
From the above article.
This money, alongside other fundraising efforts.
please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence[/p][/quote]From the above article. This money, alongside other fundraising efforts. please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages? loosehead
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11:48pm Tue 24 Jan 12

John P. Eaton says...

Southampton should be proud of its contribution to English history that the Gateway to the World will provide. Records of local national events can be preserved and studied in the archives, while public exhibitions will attract visitors from afar. Many visitors will likely be in Southampton for the first time. And the Gateway to the World will become a gateway to the city's parks and historic waterfront as well as its hospitality and charm. Congratulations to the City for acquiring this additional funding that will speed the completion and enhancement of their SeaCity Museum.
Southampton should be proud of its contribution to English history that the Gateway to the World will provide. Records of local national events can be preserved and studied in the archives, while public exhibitions will attract visitors from afar. Many visitors will likely be in Southampton for the first time. And the Gateway to the World will become a gateway to the city's parks and historic waterfront as well as its hospitality and charm. Congratulations to the City for acquiring this additional funding that will speed the completion and enhancement of their SeaCity Museum. John P. Eaton
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9:25am Wed 25 Jan 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
.
Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
.
I await your evidence
From the above article.
This money, alongside other fundraising efforts.
please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages?
So no wvidence then
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence[/p][/quote]From the above article. This money, alongside other fundraising efforts. please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages?[/p][/quote]So no wvidence then Lone Ranger.
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12:05pm Wed 25 Jan 12

George4th says...

John P. Eaton wrote:
Southampton should be proud of its contribution to English history that the Gateway to the World will provide. Records of local national events can be preserved and studied in the archives, while public exhibitions will attract visitors from afar. Many visitors will likely be in Southampton for the first time. And the Gateway to the World will become a gateway to the city's parks and historic waterfront as well as its hospitality and charm. Congratulations to the City for acquiring this additional funding that will speed the completion and enhancement of their SeaCity Museum.
Excellent comment. Thank you for being one of the few to Champion Southampton City!
[quote][p][bold]John P. Eaton[/bold] wrote: Southampton should be proud of its contribution to English history that the Gateway to the World will provide. Records of local national events can be preserved and studied in the archives, while public exhibitions will attract visitors from afar. Many visitors will likely be in Southampton for the first time. And the Gateway to the World will become a gateway to the city's parks and historic waterfront as well as its hospitality and charm. Congratulations to the City for acquiring this additional funding that will speed the completion and enhancement of their SeaCity Museum.[/p][/quote]Excellent comment. Thank you for being one of the few to Champion Southampton City! George4th
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12:28pm Wed 25 Jan 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?
The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back.
.
Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds
.
I await your evidence
From the above article.
This money, alongside other fundraising efforts.
please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages?
So no wvidence then
in the past when I've quoted Labour leader from TV interview I've had you & your ilk telling me to prove it?
now I ask you to prove it you come back asking me to prove it?
so you can't truthfully refute the fact that no council workers pay was used for the building of the sea city museum then?
Labour leader has said savings through improved working practices can't you see this means job losses?
I believe scrapping the rebate on pensioners( the few) but why aren't these people ( unions) not putting forward the case of we'll accept pay cuts you scrap the rebate & cut the job losses you know negotiate?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: No mention of the millions the unions say the council are spending on this project? it's because the truth is out yet again the council have built & are now funding this project with monies from other resources not council money so when will the posts on here who have been spinning the unions line come on here & admit to the truth?[/p][/quote]The last report showed that £5m was BORROWED for the taxpayer to pay back. . Now where does it say that the Council are paying for it from donations and NOT from council money/funds . I await your evidence[/p][/quote]From the above article. This money, alongside other fundraising efforts. please tell me where it states council tax payers money? please tell me where it says this money was taken from council workers wages or from anything else to do with the funding of council wages?[/p][/quote]So no wvidence then[/p][/quote]in the past when I've quoted Labour leader from TV interview I've had you & your ilk telling me to prove it? now I ask you to prove it you come back asking me to prove it? so you can't truthfully refute the fact that no council workers pay was used for the building of the sea city museum then? Labour leader has said savings through improved working practices can't you see this means job losses? I believe scrapping the rebate on pensioners( the few) but why aren't these people ( unions) not putting forward the case of we'll accept pay cuts you scrap the rebate & cut the job losses you know negotiate? loosehead
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