Conservation work at Tudor House

Conservation work at 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.

The Tudor House Museum was extensively refurbished as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project prior to reopening to the public in 2012. A decade later, the building is generally in a sound condition but some of the finishes, inside and out, are now showing signs of wear and need to be replaced or redecorated before they worsen.

Externally, some of the decorative details of the timber frame have deteriorated and the rendered infill panels are beginning to crack.  At the back of the house, overlooking the garden, many of the window frames need an overhaul and the render needs a good clean and redecoration. We are also working to reduce the amount of water seeping into the stone vault that was used as an air-raid shelter during World War II, so that visitors can explore that aspect of the house’s history once more.