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“Built in 1492 a must see building”

Tudor House and Garden
Ranked #7 of 127 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Built in 1492 a must see building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Spend time in the old banqueting hall, then wander through the gardens and Victorian kitchen. This place oozes antiquity in every room. The building has been transformed with a complete renovation, and now caters for wheelchair visitors. There is a lovelt café attached with yummy food.

Visited January 2013
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Auburn, California, United States
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36 reviews
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“Typical Tudor building.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It would probably be better in spring or summer when the garden was in bloom. I should also point out that I have been to quite a few Tudor buildings. If this type of architecture is new to you it would be a great introduction.

Visited March 2013
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Southampton
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139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Beautifully restored, one of southampton's treasures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

I hadn't been to Tudor House for many years and had fond memories as a child of wandering the wonky floors and lovely herb garden. The building has been extensively restored with a smart new cafe (no entrance fee if you just want a cuppa). Lots of interesting things to see including some interactive bits and pieces. Staff were very helpful and informative, some interesting tales to hear about the building. Well worth a visit and you can also explore around the museum with the old walls close at hand and some nices pubs.

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Leicester
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a first rate exhibition of the life of this old house and the way they have done it brings the whole experience to life. I shall go back.

Visited March 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating Tudor Museum - worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

A fascinating place - visited here on a Saturday afternoon in March, and it was not busy. The girl that welcomed us was very friendly, she gave us an audio guide and showed us where to go for the museum introduction which was just starting.

The introduction in the banqueting room was very informative and gave a good insight into the history of the house. It was child friendly without being too condescending for adults.

Upstairs, the video which shows the refubishment was very interesting - it is fantastic that so much effort (and money!) had been put into saving this historic building.

The Tudor graffiti discovered on one of the walls was is really fascinating and the electronic monitors they have installed which allow you to look at them in detail is good.

The garden and the cafe are just lovely - if only it was warm enough to sit outside when we were enjoying our coffee and cake! The food and drink is reasonable value and it's a very pleasant and light space to sit in. (You can go to the cafe without paying to go into the museum).

Visited March 2013
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