This is 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 and Garden is home to a range of interesting artefacts which give a fascinating insight into life through the ages. These include a number of objects which will be familiar to visitors from previous visits to the House, as well as others which are newly conserved, and have either not been displayed for many years, or never previously shown. These include objects as varied as a case of Victorian stuffed birds, a pair of 1920s shoes, and a medieval jewel casket.
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.
|Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Thursday||10:00||- 15:00*|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* The museum is open 10am - 5pm weekends (and bank holidays) and 10am - 3pm Monday to Thursday.
The Tudor House Café, overlooking the authentic Tudor Knot Garden is open to all without paying for admission to the whole museum.
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