Tudor House and Garden

Tudor House and Garden Discover and explore over 800 years of history on one site. Last entry 45 mins before closing. Adult: £5.00 Child 5 and over: £4.00 Child under 5: free Family (2 adults, 3 children): £15 Concessions: over 60s and students: £4.00 Free admission for carers accompanying a paying disabled person.
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31/08/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Norman Chimney

In today's Tudor House Short, Bea steps out into the Tudor House garden to investigate part of King John's Palace which isn't quite what it seems...

Our friends at Southampton Cultural Education Partnership regularly post great resources, including this spooky ghost st...
30/08/2020

Our friends at Southampton Cultural Education Partnership regularly post great resources, including this spooky ghost story-writing pack we put together! 😱👻

Does your imagination run wild when you hear a bump in the night? If so, we think you’ll love this ghost story writing pack courtesy of Tudor House and Garden!

Get writing: http://ow.ly/tyMS50B1b6l

#SCEPSummer ☀️

The Bargate has stood protecting Southampton for over 800 years and recently had some lovely new  up-lights fitted to he...
19/08/2020

The Bargate has stood protecting Southampton for over 800 years and recently had some lovely new up-lights fitted to help us see it at night. We think it looks rather splendid! Did you know that in the 1780s the town bought 150 lamps to be erected in the main thoroughfares of the town. These were lit from March to September.

Looking for something a bit different to do as a family? Why not book one of our family-friendly bubble tours around tow...
18/08/2020

Looking for something a bit different to do as a family? Why not book one of our family-friendly bubble tours around town! Join an expert guide exploring the hidden history of Southampton, including some of the town’s underground vaults! You’ll discover tales of pirates, murder and much more! These tours are for people from one household bubble and cost £30 (£40 after 5pm and weekends). Email us at [email protected] to book yours!

17/08/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Graffiti

Andy takes a closer look at the amazing grafitti left by people passing through Tudor House around 400 years ago - perhaps there's even a connection to a very famous ship!

#mayflower400

Our friends at Maritime Archaeology Trust have put together this fantastic walking tour of WW2 Southampton, created in p...
15/08/2020

Our friends at Maritime Archaeology Trust have put together this fantastic walking tour of WW2 Southampton, created in part to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ-Day, the end of the Second World War.

#ExploreLocal New & Free to download: Walking Tour of Southampton’s WWII memorials and plaques!
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ day we are launching a new resource linked to our #NationalLotteryHeritageFund supported D-Day Stories from the Walls project. The role played by Southampton city and port during WWII has left a legacy that is all around us. Find out more through the tour created by one of our project volunteers. VJ day secured the freedom of those who had been held POW in the Far East, but it wouldn’t be until the end of the year that the majority returned, via Southampton. Discover the Repatriation Memorial to find out more. Last stop on the tour is the D-Day wall which can also be viewed in 3D through our interactive viewer that includes the stories of soldiers who carved their names here while waiting to embark for France.
To access the tour, visit the project webpage and click on ‘Walking tour pack’: https://www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org/ddaywalls

We hope you enjoy the tour! Please message/ comment to let us know if you complete the tour and give us feedback on what you think of it.

#1940s #history #militaryhistory #southampton #WW2 #WWII #DDay #DDay75 #VJDay75 #VJ75 #Victory75 #nationallotteryplayers #NationalLotteryHeritageFund #ShoutoutSaturday #HistoryBuffs #britisharmy #royalnavy

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A candlestick is an everyday item so when it was excavated in the 1960s at a small site on Cuckoo Lane, the presumption ...
14/08/2020

A candlestick is an everyday item so when it was excavated in the 1960s at a small site on Cuckoo Lane, the presumption was that it was 17th century, as the trench it came from was dated as such. However, when analysis was carried out in the 1980s it suggested an early 16th century date instead. It makes you appreciate the successful functionality and robustness of this object which may have been in use for 100 years! This candlestick is mainly copper with some zinc and tin and so is not neither bronze nor brass but somewhere it between. Each copper alloy mixture has its own properties and appearance, but we don’t always know how much was deliberate and how much was by chance. Understanding the properties of a good metal ore is not the same as understanding the chemical properties. Science in archaeology provides us with much more detailed information and is a key tool in understanding the past. #FindsFriday

Our summer programme of talks, tours and workshops are now online!  From local history lectures, to art appreciation tal...
11/08/2020

Our summer programme of talks, tours and workshops are now online! From local history lectures, to art appreciation talks, with some hands-on children's workshops thrown in for good measure.

From local history lectures, to art appreciation talks, with some hands-on children's workshops thrown in for good measure.

Visit https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture to find out what's on offer from Tudor House & Garden, Southampton City Art Gallery and Seacity Museum this summer.

Our summer programme of talks, tours and workshops are now online! From local history lectures, to art appreciation talks, with some hands-on children's workshops thrown in for good measure.

Visit https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture to find out what's on offer from Tudor House & Garden, Southampton City Art Gallery and Seacity Museum this summer.

Can't find what you're looking for? We're constantly updating our programme. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

We're very excited to announce a return to our popular walking tours- starting on Wednesday 19th August! In line with pu...
10/08/2020

We're very excited to announce a return to our popular walking tours- starting on Wednesday 19th August! In line with public safety guidance we are offering these on a much reduced capacity- so you'll be guaranteed a special tour! We're offering a Bubble Tour at 10am (this is for one family group, so you'd be the only people on the tour) and a public tour at 11.30am capped at only five participants.
Discover tales of murder, mystery and piracy and venture into some of the town's incredible medieval vaults (masks must be worn in inside areas). Tickets and full details are available at https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture

We love our sister page Southampton Stories! This week they'll be sharing lots about Mayflower 400 UK!
10/08/2020

We love our sister page Southampton Stories! This week they'll be sharing lots about Mayflower 400 UK!

As part of Mayflower 400, this week we are sharing stories from our collections about Southampton around 1620, when Mayflower and Speedwell departed from here for America.

This is the first plan of Southampton, which was published in 1611. It shows the layout of the walled town, with the main street joining Bar Gate in the north with Water Gate at southern end. Located in the High Street near Holy Rood Church was the Audit House where the town council held its meetings.

The badge, dating from 1616, was worn by the Town Sergeant as a badge of office.

#Southampton #Mayflower400 #1600s

03/08/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Mysterious doorway

It's time for another Tudor House Short!

Today Bea takes a look at something you could easily walk straight past but that can tell us something interesting about Tudor House over the years

Did you know that there was a prison near the square by Tudor House? 😮 We think this story, shared by our colleagues at ...
02/08/2020

Did you know that there was a prison near the square by Tudor House? 😮 We think this story, shared by our colleagues at Southampton Stories is incredible!

For our first Southampton After Dark post, we have the extraordinary story of Robert Keyes! A polygamist and alleged wizard who was imprisoned in the Bargate Prison between 1635 and 1636.

While incarcerated, Keyes subjected his fellow inmates to terrifying visions. John Primmer's testimony is now in our archive collection and it describes the horrors that Keyes supposedly conjured.

"Between the hours of xj and xij at midnight, he said Keyes blew out his candle, and spake certaine words...and that thereupon presentlie appeared...five strange things in sundrye shapes, one like a bull, another in the forme of a white beare, and the other three like little puppie doggs without heads tumbling on the ground before him."

But Keyes' escapades didn't end there!

He also filed off the bars of his cell window in an escape attempt, planned to set fire to all the straw in the prison, and threatened to stab a fellow inmate in the heart if he revealed Keyes' plans to anyone!

Before his imprisonment, Keyes had assumed a number of identities, was married to women in England, Ireland and Wales, and had robbed one of his many mothers-in-law.

After being moved to St Michael's Prison, Keyes claimed to have been the nephew of an Irish nobleman, and that he had fled Ireland after committing murder. Whoever he really was, Mr Keyes was a man of many faces!

#SotonAfterDark #Dogs #Wizards #Bargate #Prisoners #1600s

Our colleagues at Southampton City Art Gallery are offering some great online sessions over the Summer, including these ...
29/07/2020

Our colleagues at Southampton City Art Gallery are offering some great online sessions over the Summer, including these great family sessions!

We're very excited about our new online family art sessions! Start with a simple cardboard box and explore the magical world of making things in miniature. Led live by our learning team, each session is designed to draw on and develop the imagination, leaving you with a beautiful object which is just the beginning... of a story? a play? an adventure!

Spaces cost just £5 per household and sessions are suitable for ages 6 - 12: scroll down for dates and details...

Mon 10 Aug 10.30am - 12 noon:
Craft with a Cardboard Box - Make a Miniature Art Gallery
Book at: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503476

Fri 21 Aug 10.30am - 12 noon:
Craft with a Cardboard Box - Make a Miniature Stage Set
Book at: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503478

Mon 24 Aug 10.30am - 12noon:
Craft with a Cardboard Box - Make a Mayan Mask
Book at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503477

27/07/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Fire

Time for another Tudor House Short!

This week Andy takes a look at one of the ways we keep the house safe and tells a tragic story of a local fire

We're really excited to announce our first EVER online family session! Off With Their Heads LIVE! is aimed at children a...
27/07/2020

We're really excited to announce our first EVER online family session! Off With Their Heads LIVE! is aimed at children aged 7 and older and will be on Monday 3rd August at 10.30am. Join our learning officers Andy and Bea via Zoom to explore the fascinating world of the Tudors. The session will combine games, objects and stories in a friendly and safe environment. Get your tickets here! https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503267

We're really excited to announce our first EVER online family session! Off With Their Heads LIVE! is aimed at children a...
24/07/2020
Off with their heads! LIVE Family Session

We're really excited to announce our first EVER online family session! Off With Their Heads LIVE! is aimed at children aged 7 and older and will be on Monday 3rd August at 10.30am. Join our learning officers Andy and Bea via Zoom to explore the fascinating world of the Tudors. The session will combine games, objects and stories in a friendly and safe environment. Get your tickets here! https://www.wegottickets.com/event/503267

Join Tudor House learning officers Bea and Andy for a fun-filled hour of all things Tudor, all from the comfort of your own home online through Zoom! This session, designed for children aged 7 and upwards will combine games, gruesome facts and incredible stories to explore the fascinating and at tim...

These lamp trimmers come from one of our earliest collections; arriving at Tudor House in 1912. They are one of a number...
24/07/2020

These lamp trimmers come from one of our earliest collections; arriving at Tudor House in 1912. They are one of a number of objects that came directly from Charles Cooksey, a keen collector of historic items. He had some interesting ideas about Southampton, believing it was founded by Julius Caesar. It seems he never gave up his unusual views, he was rather fond of debating them instead. They consist of a tool, rather like a pair of tweezers, to snuff out the flame and little knife to trim the wick. Both tools are attached to a chain that probably attached to a belt a bit like a chatelaine.

20/07/2020
Tudor House Short - King John's Gate

For this week's Tudor House Short Andy steps into King John's Palace to take a look at a gate with a story to tell

#cultureinquarantine
#museumfromhome

We know that it's been a challenging time recently, but throughout we've been committed to continuing to be a space to d...
16/07/2020

We know that it's been a challenging time recently, but throughout we've been committed to continuing to be a space to discover new stories from the museum and Southampton more generally. In the absence of being able to welcome visitors physically we've been sharing regular videos related to Southampton's incredible history. We've been humbled to discover that we've been nominated for a Kids in Museums award for some of this work. There are some amazing resources being produced by museums and galleries across the UK, but if you'd like to check out our videos you can do so at our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO35IK8Od0pcDRljf65tVFA #KidsInMuseums #Video #History #Southampton

14/07/2020
Bevois Memories

Did you know that Southampton has a legendary founder- Sir Bevois! During the medieval period the tales of Sir Bevois and his giant servant Ascupart rivalled those of King Arthur for popularity, and you'll find lots of place names in Southampton associated with the town. We've been putting together an exciting new school session centred around Bevois, so what better way to tell his story through the medium of song! Make sure your sound is on and enjoy Bevois Memories! #Bevois #Southampton #CultureInQurantine

13/07/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Tasty Treat

In this week's Tudor House Short Bea takes a look at a tasty treat in our Tudor kitchen

#CultureInQuarantine
#MuseumFromHome

While we've been closed, our education room has had a spruce up with a lick of paint. We can't wait to re-open again and...
11/07/2020

While we've been closed, our education room has had a spruce up with a lick of paint. We can't wait to re-open again and to share this space with you all! In the meantime, do checkout some of the fantastic online talks that our team are offering over the coming months! https://www.wegottickets.com/SouthamptonCulture #CultureInQuarantine #Talks

This evening we'll be starting our 'Southampton Through Time' Zoom talk series. Our learning officer Andy will be explor...
09/07/2020
Southampton in Prehistory and the Roman Era

This evening we'll be starting our 'Southampton Through Time' Zoom talk series. Our learning officer Andy will be exploring the origins of the town by travelling back to prehistoric and Roman times. Discover tales of murder, revenge, treasure and conquest! The talk will start at 7pm and you can get your tickets over at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/502491 #Southampton #History #CultureInQuarantine

In the first of our 'Southampton Through Time' lectures, join Cultural Services' learning officer Andy Skinner in exploring the history and archaeology of Southampton from its first days through to the Roman Empire. Please help support us by choosing how much you are happy to pay for this talk. Whil...

We don't know about you, but 2020 has been rather unexpected so far! We hope you enjoy the busts below- one of them was ...
09/07/2020

We don't know about you, but 2020 has been rather unexpected so far! We hope you enjoy the busts below- one of them was made by one of our learning team during a family workshop last year as a live demonstration- we'll let you decide which one 😉!

08/07/2020
Tudor House Online Talk: Scolds and Witches

Join Southampton Cultural Service's Becky Sharp to explore what life was life for 'scalds' and 'witches' during the Tudor period for our last planned Tudor House Online Talk. #Southampton #CultureInQuarantine

Our final Tudor House Online Talk will be starting at 11am today. Historian Becky Sharp will be exploring the world of T...
08/07/2020

Our final Tudor House Online Talk will be starting at 11am today. Historian Becky Sharp will be exploring the world of Tudor 'scolds' and 'witches' in this 15-minute talk. Becky will also be live in the comments too, so please do say hello and ask any questions you might have!

07/07/2020
The Story of the King and the Tide

There are lots of incredible stories about the history of Southampton, but have you heard this one, which may (or may not) have taken place nearly 1,000 years ago! #KingCnut #Southampton #CultureInQuarantine

06/07/2020
Tudor House Shorts - Georgian Taxi

Time for another Tudor House Short!

This week, Andy is up in our attic to investigate a very strange looking taxi

#CultureInQuarantine
#MuseumFromHome

03/07/2020
Tudor House and Garden

Join Southampton Cultural Service's Becky Sharp to explore what life was life for 'scolds' and 'witches' during the Tudor period for our last planned Tudor House Online Talk. #Southampton #CultureInQuarantine

Join Southampton Cultural Service's Becky Sharp to explore what life was life for 'scalds' and 'witches' during the Tudor period for our last planned Tudor House Online Talk. #Southampton #CultureInQuarantine

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Has this site reopened yet since lockdown? As looking to visit this week if so?
Last Thursday I attended the first Thinking Thursday at Tudor House. The talk, which was about the American Wall, was well presented and informative. Thank you Helen Wallbridge. Also thanks to the pleasant Museum and Cafe staff who helped make our visit enjoyable.
Could somebody please advise how much myself and a colleague might be looking at to hire this venue for a paranormal investigation? Saturday evening in April if possible. Many thanks.
Family lore, says this penny farthing was donated to the Tudor House by my husband’s great grandfather. He was a lamplighter in Southampton and his surname was Glasspool. Can anyone help me find the provenance of the bike?
Hi this avent do u have to pay to get into the tudor house I know the avent is free
Hi, has anyone handed in a blue coat with HUFS written on the back? It would have been the day you had the garden party.
Hi. My eight year old son needs to dress as a Tudor for school next Friday. I was wondering if there was any chance that we could lend a costume or some props? I would be more than happy to leave a deposit. Many thanks.
Hi, I have sent you a query through messenger x
One from my last Sunday visit
Sitting in the cafe admiring the lovely (if untidy) garden through the filthy windows
Tudor House this morning
Are we able to visit the garden only if the house is closed Thank.