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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)

Secondary Education

Southampton 2014 037Please see below for details of all our secondary sessions.

If you would like to make a booking or to discuss the details of your visit further please email our Learning Officers at museums.education@southampton.gov.uk, or phone 023 8083 2810.

Alternatively please complete an online enqury form.

Click here for a sample plan and general costs for up to 30 pupils.


Our Key Stages 3 and 4 workshops have something to offer you, whatever period you’re studying. All sessions (apart from Scrapbooking) are offered at £75 and last an hour.



Foes and Fortifications- A Medieval World

Medieval Southampton


Explore the stories of medieval Southampton in this interactive session focussing on the defences of the town. Handle genuine medieval artefacts, fire a working trebuchet, find out about the power and prestige of the Longbow and have a go at planning your own medieval defences!

Great to combine with our Walk the Walls tour!

Life and Death in Tudor Times

Tudor Rose



The 1912 guidebook for Tudor House made the (probably false) claim that Henry VIII visited the house with his wife Anne Boleyn. In honour of this story we have put together this fun and hands-on session based around the Tudors.

Using real Tudor artefacts and replicas explore what different aspects of life was like, including food and drink, medicine and warfare.

Let us know if there is a particular area that you are studying and we’ll cater your session to that angle.

Blitz in Southampton


Southampton was devastated during the Second World War when bombs rained down on the town and 42,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. This session explores the story of the Southampton Blitz in an accessible, immersive and engaging way.

Plan for a gas attack or air raid, handle items used during the War and explore the depths of the house in our air raid shelter experience.

Note: this session normally includes a simulated air raid drill visiting the cellar of the museum not normally open to the public. The route involves stairs and uneven floors that are not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues. Please bring torches.

Discovery Sessions

Join one of our expert guides for an in-depth look around Tudor House or Southampton’s Old Town. Each tour costs £47 for a group of 33 and you can choose from the following fantastic tours:

  • Tudor Days: Uncover the secrets of this remarkable house with our expert tour guides.
  • Victorian Life: Discover Tudor House’s Victorian past in this focused tour of the house.
  • Walk the Walls: Discover Southampton’s medieval past by walking our 700 year-old walls.
  • The Blitz and Us: Find out about Southampton at War in this walking tour of the Old Town.