Southampton Arts and Heritage

Southampton Arts and Heritage

Southampton City Council operates two distinctly appealing museums and a prestigious art gallery, all of which showcase the city’s extensive maritime, art and archaeology collections. These include:

  • SeaCity Museum, which explores the city’s relationship with the Titanic and the sea.
  • Tudor House and Garden, that showcases over 800 years of history on one site.
  • Southampton City Art Gallery, which is home to one of the largest art collections in the country and is a free admission attraction.


SeaCity Museum

Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.


Tudor House and Garden

Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town. 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. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.