Things to do

Well known for its maritime history and being the Cruise Capital of Europe, Southampton is rich in culture, the arts and entertainment, with a variety of museums, theatres and music venues.

For a full guide on things to do in Southampton as well as what’s happening in Southampton during the conference, please click here.

SeaCity Museum

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 through three interactive exhibitions: Southampton’s Titanic Story, Gateway to the World and the new Southampton Stories exhibition in the Pavilion. The SeaCity Cafe has a wide range of fresh locally sources food available.

Southampton City Art Gallery

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 through three interactive exhibitions: Southampton’s Titanic Story, Gateway to the World and the new Southampton Stories exhibition in theThe gallery, based in Southampton’s burgeoning Cultural Quarter, opened in 1939.

Solent Sky Museum

Hampshire and the Solent region were the centre of the world for aviation research and development between 1910 and 1960. More than 26 aircraft manufacturers made this area their home and built everything from biplanes to spacecraft, and of course the legendary Spitfire. Solent Sky depicts the incredible story of aviation in Hampshire with more than 20 aeroplanes from the golden age of aviation.

Tudor House and Garden

Home to over 800 years of history, Southampton’s Tudor House is one of the city’s most important buildings.

Found in the heart of charming Old Town, Tudor House offers a unique and authentic window onto the lives of its residents and the city itself over hundreds of years.

With family-friendly activities, interactive experiences and engaging displays – not to mention a peaceful garden where you can enjoy a cream tea – we welcome visitors of all ages into this special space.

Steamship Shieldhall

Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet, she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage. Passengers can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton. Shieldhall is also available for private charter or for hire as a venue alongside.

John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery is an internationally recognised and locally engaged contemporary art gallery in Southampton. Being part of the University of Southampton, the Gallery aims to change the world for the better through great art. To realise this the Gallery creates innovative and critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions, events, engagement and research projects that excite, challenge, represent and reach the widest possible public audience.

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