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Tudor House & Garden

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Welcome to Southampton’s oldest museum

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.

What’s On?


Willow Christmas Decorations Workshop

02 Dec 2023, 10:15am – 02 Dec 2023, 4:15pm


Visit Father Christmas at Tudor House & Garden

18 Dec 2023, 10:00am – 18 Dec 2023, 2:15pm


Visit Father Christmas at Tudor House & Garden

10 Dec 2023, 10:00am – 10 Dec 2023, 4:30pm

Tudor House Musuem

Bugle St, Southampton
SO14 2AD

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023 8083 4242

Opening Times

Monday 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 3pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Shop & Café

Great coffee and locally produced food in our café and fantastic gifts from our museum shop

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Venue Hire

A unique venue for conferences and events at the heart of Southampton’s Old Town.

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An Acclaimed Museum

  • 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!!

    Allena Andress Avatar Allena Andress
    25 December 2021

    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.

    Thomas Berwick Avatar Thomas Berwick
    18 November 2021
  • 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

    João Viegas Avatar João Viegas
    4 November 2022

    Thoroughly enjoyed The Titanic experience but felt there were parts of the story missing and the sinking happened quite suddenly. That said, the various interactive experiences were good fun.

    Annette Carruthers Avatar Annette Carruthers
    25 September 2021
  • El edificio de la casa museo está muy bien conservado, la entrada 6 £.por persona, tiene cafetería, lo que me pareció poco cuidado fue el jardín

    Vicky Utrilla Avatar Vicky Utrilla
    4 November 2022

    Muy importante para estar

    Raul Osvaldo Coronel Avatar Raul Osvaldo Coronel
    28 October 2022
  • 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.

    Kev Billington Avatar Kev Billington
    18 May 2022

    Architecture du 13 ème siècle qu’il faut découvrir

    Daniel “Lord of Blackwood” M Avatar Daniel “Lord of Blackwood” M
    4 November 2022
  • 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

    Olga Sul Avatar Olga Sul
    25 June 2021

    Fantastic museum, enjoyed all the displays, even the toilets were interesting! Staff very friendly and approachable. Highly recommend a visit.

    A B Avatar A B
    11 April 2022
  • Sehenswert

    andreas pflamm Avatar andreas pflamm
    11 November 2022

    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.

    Kjell Harald Lund Avatar Kjell Harald Lund
    25 November 2021
  • Excellent cafe with yummy cakes.

    Margaret Aspinall Avatar Margaret Aspinall
    18 October 2022

    Very nice location and staff, ghost stories was fun and engaging.

    Fran Castley Avatar Fran Castley
    11 November 2022
  • Very good place.

    Darren King Avatar Darren King
    28 October 2022

    This place shows a lot of history about Southampton since the Roman came (48AD), they tell story before and after the Titanic sank, if you love history, this is a must place to visit while you’re in Southampton!

    Zaim Fathullah Rais Avatar Zaim Fathullah Rais
    25 December 2021
  • ??????? Today Felipe and I visited Southampton’s most important historic building, this unique Tudor House opened up for us to allow us to walk through its wall and discover 800 years of fascinating history ??????? The 15th century timber-framed house is located across St Michael’s Square, 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 Southampton inhabitants throughout the years. ??????? A great cultural day out suitable for history lovers of all ages

    JennySkyIsTheLimit Avatar JennySkyIsTheLimit
    18 November 2021

    Very informative and interesting although not many exhibits, focuses on the lives of the people who worked on the Titanic rather than the ship itself. we spent 3 hours looking around.
    There is also a good very reasonably priced cafe on site which does Gluten free bread.

    R Abe Avatar R Abe
    25 September 2021
  • Sehr schön

    Stefan Pech Avatar Stefan Pech
    4 November 2022

    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.

    Jan Plumb Avatar Jan Plumb
    18 September 2022
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