Enjoy a day out in Southampton’s Arts, Culture and History scene with this itinerary to help you find your way and make the best of your day!

Get up and get cultured!

There’s nothing quite like starting your day as you mean to go on, so head out for breakfast at Halladay’s Tea Rooms in Bedford Place. Giant polka dot mugs, cute little pots of jam and huge English or Continental breakfasts will set you up for the day! Now your tummy is full it’s time to feed your hunger for arts, culture & history! Wake up those senses!


A visit to the City Art Gallery will wake up those senses. The gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection, spanning eight centuries, which tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The gallery also offers high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and lm, as well as displays that change regularly to ensure new experiences with each visit.

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After you’ve wandered around the Art Gallery you’ll probably be in need of a bite to eat. Luckily you will not need to go far. Continue on your culture journey by sampling some Caribbean cuisine at Turtle Bay, their lunch menu includes street food favourites, wraps and atbreads. You’ll find plenty of lunch options within the new Cultural Quarter.


A little bit of history

Once you’ve recharged then a visit to Southampton’s SeaCity museum is a must. This museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with the Titanic and the sea. The museum brings maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.


Evening at the Theatre

The perfect end to a cultural day is a visit to one of Southampton’s fabulous Theatres. With regular shows throughout the year, you can catch a West End favourite at the Mayflower, or enjoy an amateur production by the Maskers Theatre Company. Producing award-winning productions for over 35 years, Maskers Theatre Company’s 2016 season promises hysterical comedy at The Nuffield, edgy, intimate theatre at their Studio Theatre, and a dazzling open air summer production.