Tudor House and Garden

Tudor House and Garden
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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.

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.


  • 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.


Normal admission charges apply.



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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Tudor House and Garden

  • 12 September 2015

Tudor House & Garden opens its doors to all giving visitors a chance to explore its 800+ years of history for free. The medieval archers bring their skills to the house, and you can also take a free trip on the Heritage bus (subject to availability)!

Suitable for

  • Any age



Tudor House and Garden

Halloween Museum at Night!

  • 30 October 2015 From 10am

Join us at Southampton’s home of Halloween, Tudor House & Garden! Meet our friendly spirits in the banqueting hall, make spooky craft items. Small charges will apply to craft activities and tours.

This year will be opening our doors until 9pm so why not pop in for a Night at the Museum - Fancy dress welcome.

Book on to our Family friendly Twilight Tour at 4.30pm or the Torchlight Tour at 7pm (charges apply) - call 023 8083 4536.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Tudor House and Garden
Bugle Street
SO14 2AD

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02380 834563

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