Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast. It is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire and more generally in the WWII narrative as one of the departure points for DDay, and more recently as the home port of a number of the largest cruise ships in the world.
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Solent Sky Museum is an aviation museum previously known as Southampton Hall of Aviation. It depicts the history of aviation in Southampton, the Solent area and Hampshire and its most famous products, the Supermarine S.6 seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire, designed by R. J. Mitchell. There is also coverage of the Schneider Trophy seaplane races, twice held at Calshot Spit, and the flying boat services which operated from the Solent.
SS Shieldhall is a preserved steamship that operates from Southampton. She spent her working life as one of the "Clyde sludge boats", to dump treated sewage sludge at sea. These steamships had a tradition, dating back to the First World War, of taking organised parties of passengers on their trips during the summer. SS Shieldhall has been preserved and the accommodation is again being put to good use for cruises.
Engineers Officers Memorial is a memorial in East Park,to
the engineers who died in the RMS Titanic disaster on 15 April 1912.
On a sunny afternoon on 22 April 1914, 100,000 people gathered in Andrews Park, Southampton to witness the unveiling of the memorial to the engineers who lost their lives on the Titanic two years earlier. The bronze and granite structure was draped in the Union flag.
Tudor House & Garden is a historic building, museum, tourist attraction, and Grade I listed building. The house is allegedly haunted with staff and paranormal investigators reporting shadows moving about, the sound of bells ringing and footsteps which have been linked to Anne Boleyn, who, according to the legend, was once a guest there. The garden was initially developed in the sixteenth century and the plants in the garden are representative of the types of plants that would have been found during the Tudor period, particularly herbs and edible plants.
Medieval Merchants House is a restored late-13th-century house. Built in about 1290 by John Fortin, a prosperous merchant, the house survived many centuries of domestic and commercial use largely intact. German bomb damage in 1940 revealed the medieval interior of the house, and in the 1980s it was restored to resemble its initial appearance and placed in the care of English Heritage, to be run as a tourist attraction.