In line with the roadmap out of lockdown we are planning to reopen the Museum on Monday 17 May. Read more about our reopening.
Take a virtual tour of Monsters of the Deep from the air, soar through the exhibition, come face-to-face with a killer whale skeleton, glide around the space and meet some real monsters of the deep.
From a terrifying Feegee mermaid to the spindly legs of a giant sea spider there are plenty of sights to see. Explore our top reasons to dive into the mysterious world of the deep sea.
Dr Tammy Horton is a Research Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton. She is an expert in deep-sea taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity.
Dr Jon Copley is guest curator of Monsters of the Deep, marine biologist and Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement at the University of Southampton.
Hundreds of sea creature specimens from the National Oceanography Collection arrived at the Museum recently. Find out more about their role in Monsters of the Deep.
Preparations for Monsters of the Deep are in full swing and strange and bewildering deliveries are arriving daily to the Museum – see what arrived this week!
From mummified mermaids to giant krakens the size of an island, our new major exhibition, Monsters of the Deep, will take visitors on an immersive tour through the world of deep-sea monsters.
Among the 62 passengers and crew from Cornwall who were travelling on the White Star liner RMS TITANIC on that fateful night of 14th April 1912 in the North Atlantic were the West family.