Tudor House and Garden


Type:Historic Site

Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AD

Tel: +44 023 8083 4242

Tudor House Museum 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.

The Tudor House Café, overlooking the authentic Tudor Knot Garden is open to all without paying for admission to the whole museum. The museum is open 10-5 weekends (and bank holidays) and 10-3 Tuesday to Friday.

Buy entry and get repeat visits for free for the year!

Southampton parking information.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 Adult Family entry (1 adult + upto 3 children)£17.50 per ticket
Adult£7.50 per ticket
Child£6.50 per ticket
Family Entry (2 adults + upto 3 children)£25.00 per ticket
Senior entry (65+) + Student£7.00 per ticket



  • Accessible Lift - To first floor only
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - There are disabled parking spaces on Bugle Street
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours - For adults,childen and visually impaired visitors
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance - Ferry to Isle of Wight at the end of Bugle Street, 5-10 minutes walk
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round - Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement - Evenings
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - nearby parking st West Quay pool, Mayflower Park and Grosvenor Square
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Tudor Knot garden

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Check website www.tudorhouseandgarden.com
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Check website www.tudorhouseandgarden.com
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M3 southbound, exit at J13, signed M27 West. Once on M27 exit at J3, the M271. Stay in the left hand lane and filter onto M271. Approach the roundabout in the left lane and follow signs West Quay/Waterfront. As you approach the City Centre you will branch off to the right. Go straight on at the t/light junction with Novotel to the left and straight ahead at roundabout. Bugle Street is to the left. Tudor House is situated in the upper part of Bugle Street on the left hand side. From Southampton Tourist Information: Move into the left hand lane of Civic Centre Road and turn left into Portland Terrace. Continue straight ahead into Castle Way and follow this to the next traffic lights, then turn right into Lower High Street. At the next lights turn right onto Town Quay Road and then right into Bugle Street. Parking: Mayflower Park off Town Quay Road for 2 hours parking, or for longer parking turn left off the High Street into Gloucester Square for long term parking.  

Opening Times

Tudor House and Garden (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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