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Enquiries: 023 8083 4242 | Closed: Fridays
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.30pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.30pm)

Enquiries: 023 8083 4242Closed: Mondays | Open: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.30pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.30pm)

Group Visits & Adult Learning

We have an active public and private programme of talks, tours and sessions at Tudor House. A facilitated group visit to Tudor House would be ideal from any of the following groups (and many more as well):

  • Colleges or Universities
  • U3A Group
  • Churches and other faith-based communities
  • Local History Groups
  • Adult Education Groups
  • Community Groups

Hands-on History Sessions

Andy Russel with jugLed by a historian or archaeologist, delve into the history of Southampton and Tudor House. Please ask about various options for study. All sessions cost £110 and last an hour.

Guided Tours

We offer a varied programme of private tours. All tours are let by a specialist with a background in history or archaeology. Tours include:

Tudor House & Garden– Discover the secrets and stories of this incredible house. This tour includes access to the attic and cellars, areas of the house that are normally not open to members of the public.

Southampton’s Old Town– Uncover Southampton’s hidden past with this walking tour around and under the Old Town, exploring stories of merchants, mayhem and murder along the way! This tour visits some of the medieval vaults beneath the town.

The Southampton Blitz– Southampton was heavily bombed during the Second World War. This walking tour descends into a number of the public air-raid shelters and explores the experiences of those who lived through some of the darkest days of Southampton’s history.

Haunted Tudor House– Tudor House is believed by some to be one of the most haunted buildings in Hampshire. Join us for this new tour of spooky goings on in the house. This tour includes access to the attics and the cellars of this 800 year-old house.

Thank you very much for taking the U3A History group on the tour of Tudor House this morning. Everyone said how much they had enjoyed it and had learned so much. Southampton U3A, visited September 2016.

All tours cost £62 and last about an hour.

Tour and Teas

Cellar tourOur popular tours and tea include a full guided tour of Tudor House by an expert guide. The tour includes access to the attic and cellar, not normally open to the public. The tours are followed by a visit to the café and a hot drink, scone, jam and cream. Tours and Tea are also available for private parties. Tours cost £67 each plus £3 per person booked.


We also offer a great range of talks that are available to book in the museum or as an outreach talk. Talks cost £55 plus travel when appropriate. All talks are led by an expert historian or archaeologist and are subject to availability. Our talks include:

  • The History of Tudor House
  • A History of Southampton in Objects
  • The Life and Times of Ellen Wren: A Story of Victorian Southampton
  • A History of Southampton Docks

Self-guided Visits

We offer a reduced admission price to the museum of £3.75 (£2.75 concessions) for groups of 10 or more. In order to be eligible for a discount please pre-book with us.

If you would like to make a booking, or to discuss visiting us please email our Learning Officers at museums.education@southampton.gov.uk or phone us on 023 8083 2810. We offer a broad range of tours and workshops, based on the details and costs below: