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Wessex artwork featured in new SeaCity Museum


Wessex Archaeology’s Graphics Team attended a preview for the exciting new SeaCity Museum on Wednesday.  The museum, which showcases some of the city’s unique historic collections, opens on April 10th when visitors will be able to explore three exhibitions; ‘Southampton’s Titanic Story’, ‘Southampton, Gateway to the World’ and in the special exhibition gallery, ‘Titanic the Legend’





395 Palaeolithic

396 Mesolithic

398 Neolithic



401 Bronze Age402 Iron Age
Wessex’s Senior Illustrator Karen Nichols has created five Computer Generated Images for the ‘Gateway to the World’ exhibition. The images are part of a timeline in the gallery which recounts the stories of the people who left from or arrived in the port of Southampton over the last 250,000 years.


403 At the museum


There are exciting cutting-edge, interactive, displays alongside the artefacts and a visit is thoroughly recommended. 

404 Interactive tables and moving stained glass windows!


406 Moving images

Wessex Archaeology has a long association with Southampton. The most famous of our many excavations there is the one at St Mary’s Football Stadium, where the Anglo-Saxon gold brooches (on display in the gallery) were found.. The findings were published in 2005; The Origins of Mid-Saxon Southampton by Vaughan Birbeck with Roland J. C. Smith, Phil Andrews and Nick Stoodley.

407 Anglo-Saxon brroch



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