Learning and Activities for Adults at Southampton’s museums and gallery

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Learning and Activities for Adults at Southampton’s museums and gallery

www.southampton.gov.uk/museumslearning www.southampton.gov.uk/gallerylearning

People never stop learning…

that’s why we’ve put

together this fantastic programme for adult learners. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality tours and sessions that are led by experts passionate about sharing Southampton’s heritage and culture in an engaging and accessible way. A stone’s throw from shops, restaurants, theatres and bars, there’s plenty of choice close by if planning other activities alongside a visit to our venues.

Hands-on History and Arts and Crafts Workshops Affordable, relaxed and fun; find out more about the art and history housed within our unique settings by taking part in a hands-on workshop. Our classes are led by professional local artists and historians who provide fantastic learning opportunities to develop skills. From practical 2D & 3D workshops exploring art techniques through to artefact-handling and archaeology, we’re sure to have something on offer to meet your needs.

Higher and Further Education Expand your students’ knowledge of arts and heritage through a visit to one of our cultural venues. We can offer bespoke sessions tailored to your area of study. Our venues are also great places to encourage independent investigation and research skills.

Team Building Our venues are interesting and unique, just like your team. Let us plan a day of activities that suits the needs of your workforce. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day, a chance to bond or an opportunity to develop a particular set of skills, we are sure we can meet your aims. Do something different with your day this year!

INSET Training We are experienced at delivering art and history. Our sessions can be subject-focused or take a cross-curricular approach. With access to a vast historical and art collection, we can organise a day for you that will inspire your classroom practice.


Hidden Treasures – Talks and Tours


We’re not just a pretty face… there is a hive of activity taking INFO CALL place within our collection stores and archives. See the 023 8083 2810 fascinating Art Stores, climb the Civic Clock Tower or explore thecity’s underground vaults. These are just a few of the hidden treasures you can glimpse by booking a behind the scenes visit with us. Enjoyable and informative, our visitors say their group visit is considerably enhanced with a dedicated member of staff to lead the way! Popular themes include: At the Gallery: Southampton City Art Gallery: Its History and Collection Conservation and Art Stores Specific Exhibition Tour History of Art At Tudor House: Amazing Medieval Walking Tour (including wine vaults and Southampton’s castle) Southampton Spa Town – Jane Austen The Blitz in Southampton The Women of Tudor House

Self-led groups Want to organise your own group’s visit without a guide? We offer great reduced entrance rates for pre-booked groups. We can also arrange pre-booked refreshments for groups of over 20.

At SeaCity: Southampton’s Titanic Story Tour Southampton: Gateway to the World Clock Tower Tours Old Police Station Tour Titanic Talk - Conspiracies Titanic Talk - Heroes and Villains

We are very happy to organise talks on more specific themes to suit the focus of your group. Alternatively, why not try one of our behind the scenes tours?

Booking information Activity costs start from as little as ÂŁ60 per group. Additional entrance charges apply to SeaCity Museum and Tudor House & Garden. City Art Gallery entrance is free of charge. All sessions must be pre-booked in advance. All venues have wheelchair access. For further information please get in touch.

SeaCity Museum SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton and the Titanic. The museum is based at the heart of the city and contains two permanent exhibitions as well as a temporary exhibitions space. Visit SeaCity Museum and discover how we bring maritime history to life. Open: 7 days a week 10am-5pm. Admission charges apply www.seacitymuseum.co.uk

Southampton City Art Gallery Opened in April 1939 within Southampton’s Civic Centre, City Art Gallery offers high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing to photography and film. Internationally renowned for its permanent collection and host to a programme of temporary exhibitions, displays change regularly to ensure new experiences with each visit. Open: Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-5pm Closed: Sundays. Admission free www.southamptoncityartgallery.com

Tudor House & Garden Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Historic Old Town. Built in the late 15th Century, the museum gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of its residents through the years. Visit the beautiful walled Tudor garden and enjoy a cream tea. Free audio guide included Open: Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am-5pm Closed: Friday (except Bank Holidays 10am-5pm) Admission charges apply www.tudorhouseandgarden.com

To find out more call 023 8083 2810 or e-mail gallery.education@southampton.gov.uk or museums.education@southampton.gov.uk