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Welcome to the Autumn 2015 events and exhibitions guide, with a fantastic programme of activities for all ages at Southampton’s museums and gallery. Information on all of our events is available on

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  • Southampton City Art Gallery SeaCity Museum Tudor House & Garden


    Southampton City Art Gallery SeaCity Museum Tudor House & Garden

  • WelcomeWelcome to the Autumn 2015 events and exhibitions guide, with a fantastic programme of activities for all ages at Southamptons museums and gallery. Information on all of our events is available on

    Visitor InformationVisit for information on parking near our venues.

    SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY North Block, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP & 023 8083 4536

    Opening hours Mon to Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-5pm Closed on Sundays

    FREE entrance

    SEACITY MUSEUM Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7FY

    Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm

    Please check the website for the latest admission prices

    There are full museum entry prices and special exhibition only tickets available. We also have a concession rate for students, Children aged 5-16 years and adults over 60.

    Children under 5 and disabled persons carers go FREE with paying adult(s). & 023 8083 4536

    TUDOR HOUSE & GARDEN St Michaels Square, Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton SO14 2AD

    Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pmSaturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

    Tickets include free audio tour.

    Adult 4.75Concessions (children aged 5-16, students and adults over 60) 3.75Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) 13.50Group travel (minimum of 10 adults, advance booking and payment only) 4Children under 5 FREEDisabled persons carer FREE & 023 8083 4536

    Joint tickets and annual passes are available for SeaCity Museum and Tudor House & Garden. Contact us for more details and pricing.

    How to book& 023 8083 4536 for more information or to book any session.

    In person: book places for art gallery and museum activities at Southampton City Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum or Tudor House & Garden.

    Venue hire for your special eventsThe gallery and museums offer unusual and inspiring venues for corporate and private events including wedding ceremonies, training days, drinks and canap receptions. For more details or to arrange a viewing contact & 023 8083 4536 or Pre-booking our venues is essential.

    Schools and GroupsWe have activities for everyone, from nursery schools to art societies, family days out to community groups. Whether you fancy getting involved in a hands-on workshop or experience a discovery tour, we have something to meet your needs. Contact the Learning team

    Team Building DaysTry something different this year for your groups annual visit or team building day. Whether you want to get messy and hands-on, stay clean but do something creative or find out about your citys heritage, we can put together a day that will be engaging, beneficial and memorable. & 023 8083 2810Wider Family Learning (WFL) Adult LearningWider Family Learning (WFL) activities are aimed at families, encouraging them to learn together in a fun environment. Therefore we ask parents to stay for the duration of the session and to get stuck in to the activities. Places are limited to two children per one adult. The events, supported by Adult Learning, are charged at a subsidised rate. Adults will be required to fill out funding forms. As part of the partnership adults aged 19 and over may be eligible for a discount on workshop activities. Please ask for details.

    Many of our workshops include using lots of fantastic art and craft materials like clay, paint and glue. Aprons are always available but we also suggest wearing clothes that you dont mind getting messy.

    Terms and conditionsCancellations must be received seven working days prior to the event for a refund to be given. Cancellations received after this period will not be refunded.

    Advanced booking is essential for all our ticketed talks, workshops and activities unless otherwise stated as drop in.

    Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult during activities. Activity prices include entrance to the venue for the child and one accompanying adult, for the duration of the activity only. It does not include admission to SeaCity or Tudor House outside of the facilitated session. This excludes drop-in events, where the standard admission fee will be charged (unless otherwise stated) or activities held at the Art Gallery where admission is free.

    Sessions may be cancelled if numbers are not sufficient to run. If you have already booked you will be informed as soon as the cancellation is known and you will receive a full refund. Please bring a packed lunch to all day activities.

    Wider family learning


    Museums and Gallery Activities front cover image: My name is Aimee Paddick and Im currently studying illustration at Southampton Solent University, with the hopes of becoming a freelance illustrator when I graduate. I love working with patterns and colour within my work, which you can see more of on instagram (username: apillustrates) or email me at: - thanks!

    To keep up to date with the latest information on events and activities, visit the Discover Southampton website.You can also add your own event or activity to the listings for free!


    Saturday Life Drawing Saturdays: 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec, 9 Jan / Art Gallery 11am-4pm / 34 / Pre-bookBrian Reynolds leads our monthly Life Drawing sessions suitable for any ability level except absolute beginners. Youre welcome to bring your own materials, but we can supply the basics. Christmas CrafternoonSat 21 Nov / 2.30-4.30pm Art Gallery / 16 (conc 12.50)Using mixed media and printing techniques well create unique handmade, Christmas cards, wrapping paper and decorations.Dry Point EtchingSat 31 Oct / Art Gallery 11am-4pm / 32 / Pre-bookIf you enjoy drawing, come and have a go at this simple intaglio printmaking technique with artist Jo Price. Please bring an A5 size image to work from (a drawing or photograph) and a packed lunch! All materials provided.


    SO: To Speak Festival: Stories in ArtMon 26 Oct / Art Gallery 1-2.30pm / 5 / for tickets visit Join Les Buckingham in a guided tour of the Art Gallery and discover the narratives behind the paintings. The tour will end at the series of famous Burne-Jones paintings, The Legend of Perseus.

    Art ForumArt Gallery Lecture Theatre 11am-3pm / 20 (conc 18)Saturdays: 26 Sept Painting out the Century 7 Nov Revisiting British Modernism 16 Jan Drawing - Visceral Sensitivity and a Ferocious DesireJoin artist Melanie Rose in an opportunity to engage, share opinions and personal practice. If you feel you are making work that relates to any of the topics this is an opportunity for you to further explore both your thoughts and work in any medium or genre.Art History Study DaysSaturday: 21 Nov / Art Gallery 10am-3.30pm / 28 (26 conc) Pre-bookArt Historian Jennie Spiers will be leading our bi-monthly Art History Study Days, which include looking at artworks in the Gallery as well as refreshments. Study days are open to those who are new to the art world and anyone already familiar to it.21 Nov PortraitsThe next Art History Study date will be 20 February, with the topic to be confirmed.Friday Touch Tours for visitors with visual impairmentsFri 27 Nov & 22 Jan / Art Gallery 10.30am-12.30pm / FREE / Book early to avoid disappointment 023 8083 2810Art Educator Jo Bressloff leads our bi-monthly Touch Tours exploring our collections and latest exhibitions making art accessible to visually impaired audiences. Friendly and informal you wont require prior knowledge to enjoy Jos Tours. Call for more information.

    Artist Talk: Phoebe UnwinSat 17 Oct / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / 2-3pm / 1 per person Pre-bookJoin us for an afternoon talk with Phoebe Unwin, whose work Concrete Ball, 2012, will be on display in the Gallerys Main Hall until 28 November. Concrete Ball was acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for Southampton City Art Gallery in 2013. This talk is part of a year-long programme of artist talks that take place at the Contemporary Art Societys Member Museums across the UK. Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, these talks are organised to coincide with the contemporary artists work entering a museums collection and are designed to introduce artists to new audiences.

    Phoebe Unwin, Concrete Ball, 2012, Acrylic, powder pastel and acrylic pumice gel on canvas, 70.3 x 80.5 cm, the artist. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery. Purchased through the Contemporary Art Societys Acquisition Scheme for Southampton City Art Gallery, 2013

    Clock Tower ToursSaturdays: 26 Sept, 24 Oct, 12 Dec, Sundays: 6 Sept, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 17 Jan / 10.30am and 11.30am Tours last one hour SeaCity / 6 (cons 5.50) Pre-book / Price is for tour only & does not include museum admission Reopened after major conservation, this is a rare chance to ascend the citys clock tower and to catch fantastic views of Southampton. Join one of our tour guides to discover the remarkable history of this iconic building. Book now to avoid disappointment. Participants must be over 12 years old, must be physically fit, and should wear sensible shoes as there are over 200 steps to climb!