Discover Southampton’s most important historic building, encompassing over 800 years of history on one site.
Tudor House Museum, with its beautifully recreated Tudor knot garden, is just a few minutes walk from the city centre. 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. Enjoy a vivid and exciting audio-visual show which explains the history of the house, alongside interactive screens that rotate to show how the rooms would have looked during different historic periods, in particular the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras.
A selection of restored artefacts of historic importance are on display in the museum, including archaeological finds dating back to the medieval and Tudor periods. Special events are held throughout the year, including our hugely popular Halloween & Tudor Christmas activities. Tudor House & nearby Westgate Hall are also available for weddings and corporate hire. Within this historic complex, we offer a wide range of rooms which can be laid out in different styles to suit your event – be it a meeting, conference, product launch, team building day or corporate hospitality with a difference.
They may be used by themselves or in combination to enable, for example, breakout sessions and the ability to provide catering and refreshments separately from the main venue. Alternatively, it is possible to hire the entire venue for exclusive use. After a tour of the house, you can enjoy a cream tea in the café overlooking the tranquil garden.
Check the website www.tudorhouseandgarden.com or call 023 8083 4536 for opening times and admission charges.