Tudor House is Southampton’s most important historic building, reveling over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town. The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square was built in the late 15th Century, with King John’s Palace, an adjacent Norman house accessible from Tudor House Garden, dating back a further 300 years. Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Notice of conservation works to Tudor House:
As part of our commitment to maintain Tudor House as a place for all to enjoy, we will be carrying out works to repair and conserve the venue from Friday 18 August to the end of October 2023.
Tudor House will remain open for visitors during this time. However, please be advised that scaffolding will be in place and we will seek to minimise the impact on visitors within the house as much as we can. We look forward to welcoming you to this lovely historic house and gardens.
This is part of a major programme of works to conserve Southampton’s nationally important heritage assets. Find out more about the project here: Investing in our city’s heritage.
17 Dec 2023, 12:00pm – 17 Dec 2023, 1:30pm
It was truly an immersive and a wonderful experience. Plan ahead and spend an entire day wandering the walls of the rich Southampton history which includes – The titanic experience, History of early settlers in Southampton and Southampton’s contribution to some of the greatest historical events. You will definitely not regret this experience. There are also fun games you can indulge in and even get your fortune read by a gypsy! It’s super fun!!
An interesting Tudor house, full of displays throughout the time period. Nice garden and cafe area. There is a short theatrical introduction to the house, that was very well done. Would imagine it would go down well, for all ages. Surprisingly good disabled access. Was incorporated into a major refurbishment, completed around ten years. Quite an interesting video details this.
Tudor House and Garden é um edifício histórico, museu e atração turística. Estabelecido como o primeiro museu de Southampton em 1912. O edifício histórico mais importante de Southampton, a Tudor House, revela mais de 800 anos de história em um local fascinante no coração da Cidade Velha. Apela a visitantes de todas as idades e interesses e que acham as atividades familiares, tecnologia interativa e exibições fascinantes uma combinação vencedora
If you’re visiting Southampton this place is good for some historical interest. It’s a mix of different centuries all in one. From medieval times to Georgian and Victorian. Well worth a visit for locals and visitors. It’s compact and can be walked around in about an hour. Lots of different articles throughout the centuries as is on two floors with a garden. It has a small café inside too. There are restrooms for all with disabled facilities. It’s got a guide in most rooms for additional information. It’s relatively inexpensive to get in and I thought it was very interesting.
What a spectacular Titanic history experience! Learned so much and its made so well, especially court room, and exhibition is full of interaction pieces, for example you can rule the ship or put coil in stoves to keep engines working. Loved the old playing machines from 1930s
Southampton has been essential due to the strategic positions of their harbour. Titanic is an integral part of Southampton history. I think this museum is interesting and tells the story of White Star, the company that owned and got the Titanic built, and about important figures on the boat and the less important. The Museum is very small, though.
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I visited the cafe today and sat outside in the Tudor garden to make the mist of the sunshine. Excellent service with freshly prepared food. I definitely recommend. If just visiting the cafe you do not need to pay the entrance fee, but the museum is certainly worth a visit, if you have time. I recommend taking the audio tour, at no extra cost, so you can learn the history of the different parts of the house from the previous occupants. Very cleverly executed, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Discover the story of RMS Titanic and how the tragedy affected the city and people of Southampton. Featuring an interactive model of the Titanic, recorded messages of its passengers of the fateful night, original objects from on board the world-famous ship and more. Or follow 200,000 years of Southampton’s history, from Roman traders to Saxon settlers, to WWII and the introduction of the docks in the Gateway to the World and Southampton Stories exhibitions, bursting with an exciting collection of models, costumes, artworks, photographs, incredible stories and much more.
Southampton City Art Gallery holds one of the finest collections of art in the south of England and holds ‘Designated’ status, awarded by Arts Council England. Currently comprising over 5,000 works and spanning eight centuries, the collection is an outstanding educational resource that can trace the history of European art from the Renaissance to the present. And the gallery has regularly rotating displays feature works from the collection, national touring exhibitions and work by influential artists.