Tudor House and Garden

Tudor House and Garden
Bugle Street
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2AD
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.tudorhouseandgarden.com

E-mail

museums@southampton.gov.uk

Telephone

02380 834563

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Tudor House and Garden
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The re-opening of Tudor House and Garden Saturday 30 July 2011 marks the culmination of the repair of the House and the renewal of all the displays and facilities. The project, led by the city council with major support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and generous local donations, sees the House ready for its next phase as the city’s most significant listed building.
Vsitors will discover a Tudor House that’s familiar yet ready for the next 100 years. Cutting-edge technology, designed specifi cally for Tudor House, a sound and light show, original artefacts and new displays will tell the story of the house through the lives of the people who lived and worked there.
It’ll also be easier to explore the house, with a platform lift to the first floor and a ‘virtual tour’, uncovering the hardest to reach places. Despite all this, the quirky character of the building remains - only without leaking gutters, rotten beams and draughty windows. The garden will also re-open to the public following a careful renewal and replanting.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open seven days a week 10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Adult: £4.75
Child 5 and over: £3
Child under 5: free
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £12.
Concessions: over 60s and Students: £3.75.
Price includes free audio tours.

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Saxon Southampton

  • 28 February — 13 September 2015 *on now

Saxon Hamwic was a thriving town, international port and manufacturing centre, situated in what is now the St Mary’s area of Southampton. This exhibition showcases archaeological finds which shed light on how people lived and worked here over a thousand years ago.

Museums and Gallery Activities front cover image: Christopher Todd is an illustrator based in Southampton. His artwork about the city has been displayed at the Civic Centre and at Southampton Solent University. After many, many trips to Southampton City Art Gallery, his wedding ceremony was held there in 2014. Find out more at www.cjtoddillustration.co.uk and look out for bunnies and Easter eggs hidden in the cover image.

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Step into Hampshire: Dance Workshop

  • 26 April 2015 2-4:30pm

Step dancing was once the most widespread of all British folk dances – and anyone can do it! All with live music, FolkActive will show you how to put simple steps and foot tapping into social dances collected in the New Forest 100 years ago. Age 8 to adult. Wear shoes with hard soles.

Admission

£12 adult, £6 child / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Woodlands in Watercolour

  • 14 March 2015 11am-4pm

Join artist Abi Kremer and discover how to paint woodland scenes, with a focus on techniques for trees in watercolour. Learn about colour mixing and specialist techniques. Instruction will be given on brush marks and students will be encouraged to develop their own style. Please bring an image of your favourite trees and woodland as inspiration, plus some watercolour paints, brushes and paper.

Admission

£30 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

FREE Shakespeare Special Event: A Trail of Tales

  • 20 — 21 March 2015 10:30am-4pm

Drop in throughout the day and experience the delights of the Shakespeare in a Week Theatre Company. Some of Shakespeare’s best loved characters are scattered throughout our beautiful historic venue living out their famous stories. Can you find them all as you journey through the house and gardens? Follow a Shakespearean tour guide or go at your own pace using a specially designed map to explore a world of interactive ‘Shakespeariences’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Entrance to the Museum applies.

Tour and Tea at Tudor House

  • 22 March 2015 2-4pm

Join us for a full tour of the house and garden including the attic and cellars to discover more about the wonderful history that spans over 800 years. Enjoy a hot drink, scrumptious scone with lashings of jam and cream while taking in the beautiful views of our tranquil garden. Tour lasts one hour. Please be aware that this tour includes steep staircases that may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Admission

£7.50 (Entrance to the museum is included) / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

Magic Mayhem (Age 8-13)

  • 8 April 2015 10:30am-3pm

Dazzle your friends by learning the tricks of the trade from a professional magician, Marcus Bailey. Learn a variety of skills to fool and entertain. Suitable for beginners to intermediate Magicians. Just remember to bring a pack of cards and a packed lunch!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£18 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

Southampton Vaults Tours

  • 11 April 2015 11am-12:30pm, 2-3:30pm

Discover Southampton’s best kept secret. Join Dr Andy Russel for this unique opportunity to unlock Southampton’s hidden past. Meet outside Tudor House in St Michael’s Square. This is an outside walking activity and is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.

Admission

£5 (conc. £4) / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

Spring Fairies (Age 2+)

  • 15 April 2015 10:30am-12pm, 1-2:30pm

Listen to a fairy themed story, search for hidden fairies in the Tudor garden and make your own fairy to take home. Fancy dress is encouraged!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 / Pre-Book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

Shakespeare: Play in a Day

  • 16 April 2015 10:30am-3pm

Join professional actress Joanna Russel in this exciting Shakespeare workshop. Try on Tudor costumes, try sword fighting, throw some Shakesperian insults at each other, then perform your own version of a Shakespeare play.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£16 / Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

Website

http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/planning-your-visit/visitor-information/

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