Tudor House and Gardens Southampton
Bugle Street Southampton, , SO14 2AD
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
Tudor House and its collections can be used as a learning resource to support not only history based subjects, but also the delivery of English, Science, Religious Studies and other subjects. We offer a wide range of hands-on, educational and creative activities, offering access to the City's collections and archives and opportunities to examine primary sources for information.
We?d love to hear from you if you are planning to visit, whether you intend on booking a Discovery Session, Workshop or just want to come along on a self-guided basis. Please drop us a line by email on that way we can ensure your group can be accommodated.
What makes us a great choice?
Tudor House and Garden in a hidden gem located in the very heart of Southampton's historic old town. An award winning venue which spans over 800 years of history and is arguably Southampton's most important historic building.
We offer a variety of exciting and innovative ways to learn for all ages, interests and learning styles including;
An introductory audio-visual show which engages learners in an imaginative and fun way.
Digital interactive touch screens allow visitors to visualise the d?cor of various rooms throughout different time periods.
Reconstruction Tudor and Victorian food preparation areas
Reconstruction Second World War air raid shelter.
The immersive Tudor Knot Garden with a touch model of Southampton's Old Town.
Fact finding panels with interesting facts.
A retail area and cafe for souvenirs and refreshments
Discovery sessions include behind the scenes areas such as attics, cellars and historic vaults.
Tudor House is an immersive experience for all pupils. With its interactive technology mixed with the stunning Tudor building and fascinating displays, it's a winning combination. Facilities include a dedicated education room, shop, toilet facilities and lunch space. There is also picnic space in King John's Palace in our grounds. The transport links are convenient with a coach drop off directly outside the venue and there is plenty of parking only a few minutes away. We are also within easy reach of local transport links. For further information see http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com
Group Sizes Catered For
We can cater for up to 3 classes of 30 pupils in one day (90 pupils in total), booking is strongly advised.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Full colour printed family trails can be purchased for a discounted bulk buy rate of 30p each, a guide risk assessment can be provided. A pre-visit is recommended.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
We permit photography in the museum's permanent exhibitions without a flash for educational purposes. In our temporary exhibition space please ask the education team or staff on the day.
Risk Assessment Details
A draft Risk Assessment document is available, but teachers are advised to make a pre-visit to the Tudor House and Garden.
Admission is variable dependent on the activity booked. Admission is FREE for groups that book a discovery session and a workshop. Discovery Sessions or Workshops lasting 1 hour are chargeable, prices are from £46 per class for Discovery Sessions and £80 per class for Workshops.
Our indoor and outdoor lunch space is available for hire for a small cost. Costs dependent on the number of rooms required and the number of participants.
Accompanying adults go free in accordance to the national guidance on ratios (6:1 Primary and 10:1 Secondary). Additional 1:1 support and carers are also granted free entrance.
No but groups can choose to wear school uniform or comfortable clothing.
First Aid Information
Front of House Staff are first aid trained and first aid boxes are located at the main reception. Please bring a qualified first aider with your group.
The following facilities are available: Trolleys for coats and bag, Education Room, Shop (£5 maximum spending money for children is advised), an indoor or outdoor lunch space for small hire charges.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Two disabled toilets on the ground floor and there is a platform lift up to the first floor, and other lift inside the house. Attic and cellar is not accessible. Any groups with requiring wheelchair access will be required have a pre-visit with a learning officer.
Opening Hours & Information
Tuesdays? Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am - 5pm
The pupils and the adults would like to complement our tour guide on how very engaging and informative [the] guided tour was. All the children and accompanying adults were enthusiastic and very keen to walk the walls and learn about the History of Southampton. [The guide] was very good with the children and presented the information at the right level for his audience. Also the visual approach helped our EAL children. Thank you.
Banister Primary School
The delivery of the session was brilliant. [They] did a great job especially with the class of lively children - they answered all their questions and told them lots of information which they were all talking about when we got back to school and on Monday! Thank you very much!
Mansel Park Primary School
Just wanted to say that everyone had a wonderful time on the trip and I have had really positive reports on how good the workshop was; thank you so much!
Julie Barker - Home Education Group