1. Tudor House and Garden
What is it? Southampton’s first ever museum, which opened to the public in 1912 but was in fact built in 1491.
Why go? With the ‘tour and tea’ special, you can follow a knowledgable guide through the cellars, attic and gardens, learning all about the building’s 800 years’ worth of history and finish it off with a cream tea. If you’re not bothered about the tea, Tudor House runs a bunch of other tours, including one about the Southampton Blitz and another about hauntings in the house.