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.

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

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.
Saxon Jewellery

Saxon Jewellery

  • 17 February 2016 10:30am-3pm

Visit our Saxon gallery exhibition then get creative and make your very own Saxon styled jewellery using wire, beads and felt.

Ages 5-11
Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm OR 1-3pm

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£5. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Smashing Stone Age

Time Travellers History Club: Smashing Stone Age

  • 18 February 2016 10am-1pm

Craft and history workshop. Make your own Stone Age cave painting, learn fire-making skills and create your own prehistoric pot. Parents of children under 8 will need to stay in the museum for the duration of the session.

Age 7-13yrs

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£12. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Swashbuckling Pirates!

Swashbuckling Pirates!

  • 19 February 2016 10:30am-3pm

Come along to hear a tale of Tudor buccaneers then create your very own pirate kit. Complete it with working navigational device.

Age 5-11yrs.
Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm OR 1-3pm

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£5. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Mothering Sunday Tour & Tea

Mothering Sunday Tour & Tea

  • 6 March 2016 2-4pm

Spoil your mum this Mothering Sunday with a fantastic tour of the historic Tudor House & Garden, including the attic and cellars. Admire the wonderful garden whilst enjoying a hot drink, as well as a scone with heaps of jam and cream. Tour lasts one hour. Please be aware that this tour includes steep staircases that may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£7.50 (inc museum entry). Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Tudor House History Study Day

Tudor House History Study Day: Heroes and Villains of Southampton

  • 19 March 2016 10am-4pm

Join us for a host of inspirational speakers in exploring the colourful lives of some of the men and women in Southampton’s past. Subjects include the inventor of the Spitfire RG Mitchell, sixteenth century privateers and the tragic life of Victorian Ellen Wren. Refreshments included.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£32 (£30 cons). Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Family Treasure Chests

Family Treasure Chests

  • 29 March 2016 10:30am-3pm

Pieces of eight, golden goblets, jewels and gems, sparkling diamonds, rubies and pearls… and of course a chest to hide them in. Make a treasure chest to fill with your loot at this creative and fun-filled workshop.

Ages 5yrs+
Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm OR 1-3pm

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£5. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Only Fools Allowed

Only Fools Allowed

  • 1 April 2016 10:30am-3pm

Why did the chicken cross the road? To come to Tudor House! Come for a fun-filled session of practical jokes, craft and the opportunity to make your very own jester kit!

Ages 7-11
Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm OR 1-3pm

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£5. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Vaults Tour

Vaults Tour

  • 3 April 2016 11am-3:45pm

Find out about Southampton’s exciting past with Dr Andy Russel and visit the city’s hidden vaults. Meet outside Tudor House in St Michael’s Square. This is an outside walking activity. Please note that this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues. Please bring torches with you.

Tour times: 11am-12.45pm or 2-3.45pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£5 (£4 cons). Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Spring Fairies

Spring Fairies

  • 5 — 6 April 2016 10:30am-3pm

Listen to a fairy themed story, paint a magical picture and make your own fairy to take home. Search for hidden fairies in the Tudor Garden. Fancy dress is encouraged!

Ages 2yrs+
Session times: 10.30-12.30pm or 1-3pm

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£5. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

Tour & Tea

Tour & Tea at Tudor House

  • 24 April 2016 2-4pm

Join us for a tour of the House & Garden, including the attic and cellars, to discover more about the wonderful history of the museum that spans over 800 years. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and delicious hot drink 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.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£7.50. Please pre-book to attend by calling 02380834536.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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