This exhibition marks the start of the Southampton Treasures project which will showcase the City’s rich and diverse maritime, local history, archaeology and archive collections. The exhibition ties in with the NPO project, which is funded by Arts Council England.
Focusing on different aspects of the City’s history, the exhibition features topics such as the docks, working life, sport and leisure, Southampton during wartime, and the City as a Spa Town in the 1700s.
You’ll learn about life on board the great ocean liners, as well as the creation of the New Docks in the 1920s and 1930s.
Stories include the tale of William Wyatt Fisher, awarded the George Medal for his brave actions in Southampton Docks during the Second World War and William Shawyer, the last man hanged in Southampton in 1785.
On display will be ship models, maritime ephemera, historical costume, artworks, photographs and much more.
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