The city of Southampton plays host to over four million visitors a year and boasts an impressive cultural offering, from museums, music venues & art galleries, to fantastic shopping facilities. Sightseeing walks and tours in and around Southampton offer visitors great opportunities to explore the heritage, taking in medieval walls and vaults, Norman-era churches, Tudor house and Gardens, the QE2 Mile’ & the Titanic Trail.

Situated at the heart of Southampton’s cultural quarter, the SeaCity Museum focuses on the city and it’s connection with the sea, including the Titanic heritage and the stories of the people who have travelled in and out of Southampton through the ages.

Southampton’s Old Town has more hidden treasures than many other cities and has attracted famous residents and visitors including William The Conqueror, Henry V, William Shakespeare, the Pilgrim Fathers, among many others.

No area in England has played a greater part in British aviation than Southampton and the Solent. The Solent Sky Museum in the heart of the City, tells the story of the legendary & iconic WW2 Spitfire fighter plane – designed and built in Southampton.

It is also possible to get out on to Southampton Water. Either a fast paced treasure hunt on RIB’s or a more leisurely sail across to the Isle of Wight. Blue Funnel Cruises run short cruises lasting between one and three hours. These are a perfect opportunity to explore the city’s quays and the River Hamble.

City Centre Activities

Below are a selection of Southampton activities to choose from

Southampton Art GalleryFreeGallery website
Seacity Museum – private tours available£9.50 ppMuseum website
Southampton Walking Tour – 1.5 hrs£10 ppTour website
Secrets of the Titanic walking Tour – 2hrs£16 ppTour website
Solent Sky Museum£12 ppMuseum website

Mayflower Theatre

One of the biggest theatres outside of the West End, Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre holds over 2,270 people showing some of the biggest and best productions.

Until 3rd September 2023 the theatre is showing the musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
More information and tickets can be found here.