Southampton City Art Gallery and Museums
The City of Southampton is steeped in history and heritage and fittingly, offers a wealth of attractions for art and history lovers alike. Brief details of some of these are listed below. For further information including opening hours, please visit our Arts and Heritage website.
Southampton City Art Gallery
The centrally-located Southampton City Art Gallery has one of the best collections in the country outside London and as such, provides an outstanding cultural and educational resource. The collection contains over 3,750 works of art, from the 14th century to the present day. Its paintings, drawings, prints, photos, videos, installations, ceramics and sculptures feature a wealth of subject matter, styles, mediums, artistic movements and periods of time – including a large number of visiting exhibitions.
The gallery also offers a wide range of tours, workshops and hands-on activities hosted by experts in their respective fields.
For full details of the gallery and our programme of exhibitions, events and activities, please visit the Southampton City Art Gallery web page by clicking here.
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.
For full details of the musuem and our programme of exhibitions, events and activities, please visit the SeaCity Museum web page by clicking here
Other Old Town Attractions
The 12th century Medieval Merchants House on French Street is just around the corner from Tudor House. John Fortin, a merchant who traded with Bordeaux, started building this house c.1290. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton. Now restored to its mid-14th century appearance by the removal of later additions, it is equipped with replica period furnishings. It is open Sundays only, 12 noon to 5pm until 30th September 2011. It is managed by English Heritage. Click here for more information.
To find out more about Southampton's historic Old Town, click here.