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.

The gardeners have been hard at work today at Tudor House and Garden. Hope the weather continues as the Cafe and garden ...
04/07/2019

The gardeners have been hard at work today at Tudor House and Garden. Hope the weather continues as the Cafe and garden are the perfect place to find yourself in on a day like today.

Looking for things to do this summer? From kids activities to adult workshops you'll find just the right thing at one of...
03/07/2019

Looking for things to do this summer? From kids activities to adult workshops you'll find just the right thing at one of our venues in our exhibitions and events guide: http://bit.ly/SotonCultureMay19

Would you like to work here? We're looking for a passionate person to join our learning team! Interested? See the link b...
03/07/2019

Would you like to work here? We're looking for a passionate person to join our learning team! Interested? See the link below! 😃

We're hiring a new Learning and Engagement Officer! If you are passionate about sharing history and stories to a range of audiences, and have experience doing so, we'd love to hear from you! More details below 👍⤵️📝🏛
https://careers.southampton.gov.uk/vacancy/learning-and-engagement-officer-387099.html

In the final instalment of our series on servants at Tudor House, we take a look back at the 20th Century and the staff ...
03/07/2019
Life as a 20th Century worker at Tudor House

In the final instalment of our series on servants at Tudor House, we take a look back at the 20th Century and the staff who took care of the museum until the end of the Second World War.
https://teamtudor.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/life-as-a-20th-century-worker-at-tudor-house/

This is the fifth and final blog post in a series covering what life would have been like for the servants who worked here at Tudor House through the ages. This post will be a little different. Th…

Who's your favourite mythical character? Zeus, Hercules... maybe Southampton's founder Bevois? If you're aged 7-13 why n...
03/07/2019

Who's your favourite mythical character? Zeus, Hercules... maybe Southampton's founder Bevois? If you're aged 7-13 why not join us for an amazing craft and history day on Monday 5th August for 'Myths and Legends'! Print your own mythical character, design a Roman-style pot and discover all about Bevois himself! More info ⤵️🏺🏛🎨
https://www.widgety.co.uk/events/myths-legends-7-13yrs

*Update- sadly this session has now SOLD OUT* Lights! Camera! Action! Calling all budding film stars and directors (aged...
01/07/2019

*Update- sadly this session has now SOLD OUT* Lights! Camera! Action! Calling all budding film stars and directors (aged 8-13) to join us for 'Film in a Day' when we'll be using the house as our set to make a film... in one day! Work as a team to create the movie and then let our editing team turn it into a masterpiece to challenge at the Oscars! Tickets cost £18, and more details can be found 👇🎥
https://www.widgety.co.uk/events/film-in-a-day-8-13yrs

26/06/2019
BBC News

Who do you know who takes their interest in history to the next level? 🏛😃🎩

"I don't own or wear any modern clothing."

Meet Zack - the young tailor who dresses like a Regency gentleman, every day. bbc.in/2NbLven

On Saturday 13th July at 11am, join archaeologist and 'Mr Hamwic' Matt Garner for a walking tour exploring Saxon Southam...
21/06/2019

On Saturday 13th July at 11am, join archaeologist and 'Mr Hamwic' Matt Garner for a walking tour exploring Saxon Southampton, Hamwic, located in the modern area of St Mary's. Although no remains survive above ground, visit the sites of incredible finds and discover stories 1,300 years in the making! The tour will start in St Mary's Churchyard and will finish near the football stadium. More info ⤵️👍⛏🗡
https://www.widgety.co.uk/events/hamwic-saxon-southampton-tour

This is incredible! High quality footage of Queen Victoria, who was born over 200 years ago! As part of our schools work...
03/06/2019
Queen Victoria as you've never seen her before

This is incredible! High quality footage of Queen Victoria, who was born over 200 years ago! As part of our schools work we offer a Victorian session looking at life here during the period! For more information give our schools team a ring 📞 023 8091 2810 or email [email protected] 🧐🏦
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-48427315/queen-victoria-as-you-ve-never-seen-her-before

High-quality film of Queen Victoria on her last trip to Ireland has been rediscovered.

29/05/2019

There’s still spaces for some of our half-term activities - Please pre-book on 02380 834 536

Thursday 30 May:
• Savage Saxons (5-12yrs) / AM session only: 10.30am-12.30pm / £7 / SeaCity Museum

Friday 31 May:
• Printmaking Cards (5-12yrs) / AM session: 10.30am-12.30pm or PM session: 1.30pm-3.30pm / £7 / Southampton City Art Gallery

• Deadly Dinos toddler activities (16months-5yrs) / 10.30am-11.30pm / £4.50 / SeaCity Museum

Check out this fantastic 1950s illustration by L.A. Burgess of what he thought Saxon Southampton, Hamwic, might have loo...
27/05/2019

Check out this fantastic 1950s illustration by L.A. Burgess of what he thought Saxon Southampton, Hamwic, might have looked like. It was part of a series of pictures depicting Southampton through time. For a more up-to-date examination of Hamwic why not join Saxon expert and archaeologist Matt Garner for a special walking tour on Saturday 13th July. More info can be found ⤵️👍🏺
https://www.widgety.co.uk/events/hamwic-saxon-southampton-tour

Samuel Pepys is one of the best sources on The Great Fire of London. Did you know we offer a fantastic school session on...
26/05/2019
7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys is one of the best sources on The Great Fire of London. Did you know we offer a fantastic school session on the subject which involves dressing up as Mr Pepys himself. Interested? Chat to our team on 📞 023 8091 2810. 👍

The diary of Samuel Pepys (1633–1703) gives us a fly-on-the-wall account of life during the 17th century – from the devastation of war and plague, to the triumphant return of Charles II. But did you know that Pepys ‘rescued’ a cheese during the Great Fire of London and once kept a lion as a ...

We love having school groups here, and not just the Tudors! Did you know we offer amazing Second World War days! Discove...
22/05/2019

We love having school groups here, and not just the Tudors! Did you know we offer amazing Second World War days! Discover the Blitz in an interactive session (including visiting our air-raid cellar) and go on a guided Discovery Session of the Old Town, exploring the air-raid shelters and signs of Southampton's wartime story. Interested? Chat to us through [email protected] or 📞 023 8091 7696.

Sadly we've now SOLD OUT for our Wizard School session on Wednesday 29th May😞- don't worry though, there's another sessi...
21/05/2019

Sadly we've now SOLD OUT for our Wizard School session on Wednesday 29th May😞- don't worry though, there's another session running in the Summer Holidays! Also, why not come down on Tuesday 28th May (10.30am-1pm) instead for 'Garden Fairies & Elves' and discover more about history of magic!🧙‍♂️Tickets cost only £8 and can be bought from our ticket line 📞 023 8083 4536 👍

On Tuesday 28 May, join us for Garden Fairies and Elves, a fun and fascinating art workshop with a twist! Find out about...
20/05/2019
More fake fairies photos to be auctioned

On Tuesday 28 May, join us for Garden Fairies and Elves, a fun and fascinating art workshop with a twist!

Find out about the history of fairies, paint your own paper fairies and photograph stunning fairy scenes in the Tudor House garden just like two little girls did to fool the nation a hundred years ago. Who knew these fake pictures would be fetching £65,000? Certainly not the girls who staged them! Find out more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-47773382

The 13 lots for sale are estimated to fetch about £65,000 later this month.

Only 1 week to go! Make sure you book in your May half-term activities this week on 02380 834 536http://bit.ly/SotonCult...
20/05/2019
Exhibitions and Events Southampton May-Sept 2019

Only 1 week to go! Make sure you book in your May half-term activities this week on 02380 834 536

http://bit.ly/SotonCultureMay19

28 May –
• Art School- Plaster Casting (7-13yrs), 10.30am-3.30pm, £20 / Southampton City Art Gallery

• Garden Fairies and Elves (5-12yrs), 10.30am-1pm, £8 / Tudor House and Garden

29 May –
• Drop-In Piñatas (All ages), AM 10.30am-12.30pm or PM 1.30pm-3.30pm, £7 / Southampton City Art Gallery

• Wizard School! (5-12yrs), AM 10.30am-12pm or PM 1pm-2.30pm, £7 / Tudor House and Garden

30 May –
• Savage Saxons (5-12yrs) AM 10.30am-12.30pm or PM 1.30pm-3.30pm, £7 / SeaCity Museum

31 May –
• Printmaking Cards (5-12yrs), AM 10.30am-12.30pm or PM 1.30pm-3.30pm, £7 / Southampton City Art Gallery

• Deadly Dinos (16months-5yrs), 10.30am-11.30pm, £4.50 / SeaCity Museum

Exhibitions and events at SeaCity Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery and Tudor House and Garden, May - Sept 2019.

Looking for May half-term activities? We’ve got plenty going on at each of our venues, check out ‘what’s on’ below, or f...
10/05/2019

Looking for May half-term activities? We’ve got plenty going on at each of our venues, check out ‘what’s on’ below, or find our online brochure here: http://bit.ly/SotonCultureMay19

28 May –
• Art School- Plaster Casting (7-13yrs), 10.30am-3.30pm, £20
• Garden Fairies and Elves (5-12yrs), 10.30am-1pm, £8

29 May –
• Drop-In Piñatas (All ages), AM 10.30am-12.30pm, £4.50
• Wizard School! (5-12yrs), 1pm-2.30pm, £7

30 May –
• Savage Saxons (5-12yrs) AM 10.30am-12.30pm or PM 1.30pm-3.30pm, £7

31 May –
• Printmaking Cards (5-12yrs), AM 10.30am-12.30pm or PM 1.30pm-3.30pm, £7
• Deadly Dinos (16months-5yrs), 10.30am-11.30pm, £4.50

Please pre-book places on 02380 834 536

Sadly the morning session of 'Wizard School' on Wednesday 29th May has SOLD OUT🙁. The good news is that there are still ...
10/05/2019

Sadly the morning session of 'Wizard School' on Wednesday 29th May has SOLD OUT🙁. The good news is that there are still spaces left on the afternoon session and we'll be running the session again on 21st August! Make a magic wand and create a potion! 🥳🧙‍♀️ More info ⬇️
https://tudorhouseandgarden.com/event/wizard-school-5-12yrs/

Love heritage? Looking to try something new? We're currently recruiting for volunteers to join us on weekends! If you're...
09/05/2019

Love heritage? Looking to try something new? We're currently recruiting for volunteers to join us on weekends!

If you're interested in joining a friendly team and learning more about Southampton's history, email [email protected]!

Musings from the Tudor House: time and place: can we actually relate to something that happened 500 years ago?https://te...
08/05/2019
Musings from the Tudor House: time and place: can we actually relate to something that happened 500 years ago?

Musings from the Tudor House: time and place: can we actually relate to something that happened 500 years ago?
https://teamtudor.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/musings-from-the-tudor-house-time-and-place-can-we-actually-relate-to-something-that-happened-500-years-ago/

Katherine of Aragon: boring or what? That’s what I thought when I started dragging myself through a few books of history. The kind aimed at the ‘general reader’ rather than the sc…

Step into our secret garden this May half term at our family workshop, Garden Fairies and Elves, on Tues 28 May, 10.30am...
04/05/2019

Step into our secret garden this May half term at our family workshop, Garden Fairies and Elves, on Tues 28 May, 10.30am - 1pm.

Did you know, 100 years ago two sisters in Cottingley made paper fairies and fooled the country into thinking they were real with their black and white photographs? Create your own magical fairies and elves to photograph in the Tudor garden, complete with accessories of course! Who will you fool with them..?

Suitable for 5 - 12 year olds, places cost £8 per child. Call us on 023 8083 4536 to book.

Looking for things to do this May half-term? Or even the Summer Holidays? From family friendly workshops and activities,...
03/05/2019
Exhibitions and Events Southampton May-Sept 2019

Looking for things to do this May half-term? Or even the Summer Holidays?
From family friendly workshops and activities, to talks, tours and upcoming exhibitions. There’s something for everyone in our new Exhibitions and Events brochure for May – September 2019.
Read it online http://bit.ly/SotonCultureMay19 or pop in to one of our venues and grab your copy today.

Exhibitions and events at SeaCity Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery and Tudor House and Garden, May - Sept 2019.

Our adult programme of arts and crafts continues with the very talented Becks Porter's Flower Meadows workshop on Saturd...
02/05/2019

Our adult programme of arts and crafts continues with the very talented Becks Porter's Flower Meadows workshop on Saturday 8 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm. All levels of experience are welcome to take inspiration from the garden and use drips, splatters and simple painting techniques to create your own stunning flower meadow painting. All materials are included; including small canvas and easel. Spaces cost £26. To book give us a call on 023 8083 4536 during office hours.

Check (mate) out one of the oldest known board game in the world. We have a fantastic toy exhibition here at Tudor House...
28/04/2019

Check (mate) out one of the oldest known board game in the world. We have a fantastic toy exhibition here at Tudor House too!

The Royal Game of Ur is one of the oldest boardgames in the world. It originated around 4,600 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia.

The game’s rules were written on a cuneiform tablet by a Babylonian astronomer in 177 BC. From this, Museum Curator Irving Finkel was able to decipher the rules – it seems two players competed to race their pieces from one end of the board to the other. The central squares were also used for fortune telling 🎲🔮

This example was made between 2,600–2,400 BC – it is inlaid with shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli. It has space to store the pieces and dice underneath http://ow.ly/cTQY30oxWvl

You can see the remarkable Royal Game of Ur in Room 56, and play it yourself with a replica from our online shop: http://ow.ly/J7ZE30oxWkZ

This week, we look at Southampton's development through the Georgian and Victorian periods, and how they influenced Tudo...
24/04/2019
Did the Development of Southampton Influence the Changes at Tudor House? (Part 2)

This week, we look at Southampton's development through the Georgian and Victorian periods, and how they influenced Tudor House's architecture and fate.
https://teamtudor.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/did-the-developments-of-southampton-influence-the-changes-at-tudor-house-part-2/

Georgian The 1600s saw Tudor House in the hands of wealthy ship owners. It was in 1763 that artist George Rogers, and his wife Margaret, bought the house for £800. They made their own alterations t…

Tudor House & Garden open Good Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Easter Sunday, 10am – 5pm, and Easter Monday, 10am-3pm.The ...
18/04/2019

Tudor House & Garden open Good Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Easter Sunday, 10am – 5pm, and Easter Monday, 10am-3pm.
The perfect place to enjoy a tea or coffee over the Easter weekend!

Address

Bugle Street
Southampton
SO14 2AD

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

02380834242

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