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Enquiries: 023 8083 4242 | Closed: Fridays
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Enquiries: 023 8083 4242Closed: Fridays | Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Discover & Explore

over 800 years of history on one site.

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Get Involved

with hands-on and interactive learning.

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Celebrate in Style

licensed for civil ceremonies.

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Bring Your School

and bring history alive!

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Dig For Treasure

in our great little shop!

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Tudor House and Garden

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of 19 March, this venue will be closed to the public and scheduled events postponed until further notice.

Announcement from Cllr Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Homes:

“During this time, it is important people have access to the essentials, but also take care of their physical and mental health. For many, Culture plays a valuable role in this and is an important part of people’s daily lives. The cultural sector in Southampton are rising to the challenge, and Southampton City Council’s much loved libraries, museums, gallery are offering a range of #CultureinQuarantine activities that local individuals and families can enjoy from their homes during these difficult times. From children’s story rhyme times, boredom busters, to virtual access to our accredited collections; there’s lots to get involved in, enjoy and bring us together.”

#CultureinQuarantine – sharing Culture whilst being apart

To all our amazing audiences, visitors, volunteers and supporters.

There is no doubt that Coronavirus is having a huge impact on how we live our daily lives.

Like other venues across Southampton, the Council’s libraries, museums, gallery and archive are temporarily closed and must remain so until government advice makes it clear that it is safe to re-open and we can welcome you back.

But the show must go on and we are working hard to develop new ways of sharing and engaging with you via our online platforms. From ‘Staying in Touch’ and ‘Home Learning’, to ‘Boredom Busters’, ‘Familiar Faces’ and ‘Storytelling’ look out for new content on our website and social media channels over the coming weeks.

These are unchartered waters for us all and, as always, we welcome your ideas, contributions and feedback.

We’d also love to find out what cultural activities you are doing at home – perhaps you are drawing, making, baking, creating or learning something new? Share this with us via #Southampton #CultureinQuarantine and #Stayhomelibraries. Alternatively email us at museums@southampton.gov.uk.

In the meantime, if you have booked tickets for workshops or talks over the coming weeks please do visit our website for updates. If the event is cancelled, one of our team will be in touch with you before the event is due to take place.

This is a challenging time and we are committed to doing our utmost to support Southampton and its communities. Remember stay at home, stay safe and stay well!


Visitor Information

Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals 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.

Our museum is able to operate thanks to the generous efforts of our fantastic volunteers.

Download your visitor map before you explore the museum.

Special Exhibition – Shaw Savill Line – Under the Southern Cross