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Solent Sky Museum

0.96 miles to city centre

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Albert Road South
Southampton
SO14 3FR
GB
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Tel: 02380 635830
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Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton and Solent area. Geographically this area was the most important area in the country, if not the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s, the most famous being the Spitfire. We have 18 aircraft of various types, including the Spitfire and Supermarine S6b (N248). Our Engine Bay also has a good selection of engines.We welcome people aboard the Sandringham Flying Boat, which was built as a Short Sunderland Bomber in 1943 and converted in 1946; while on board why not take a tour onto the flight deck. Or you can imagine that you are flying the Swift or Harrier Jump Jet while sitting in their cockpits.Opening in October 2012 will be our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition.

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Southampton City Art Gallery

0.12 miles to city centre

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Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre, Commercial Road
Southampton
SO14 7LP
GB
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Tel: 023 8083 3007
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Admission: Free Admission

The gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection, spanning eight centuries, which tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The core of the collection is twentieth century and contemporary British art.  . Also, the gallery offers high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film, as well as displays that change regularly to ensure new experiences with each visit.

Southampton Football Club

0.63 miles to city centre

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St. Mary's Stadium
Britannia Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 5FP
GB
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Tel: 0845 688 9448
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Admission: Paid Admission

Southampton Football Club is an English football club, nicknamed The Saints, based in the city of Southampton, Hampshire, who compete in the Premier League.

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Southampton Water Activities Centre

1.03 miles to city centre

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Southampton Water Activities Centre
Floating Bridge Road
Chapel
Southampton
SO14 3FL
GB
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Tel: 02380 915753
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Admission: Paid Admission

At SWAC we’re passionate about water sports…from sailing and rowing, to powerboating and stand up paddle boarding, we’ve got it all covered. So whether you’ve never been in a boat before and can’t tell the pointy end from the flappy bit, or if you’re a seasoned sailor looking to improve, we can guarantee that we’ve got a course, experience or package that will be perfect for you

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Steamship Shieldhall

1.04 miles to city centre

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Berth 48
Eastern Docks
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 3QN
GB
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Admission: Paid Admission

SS Shieldhall-  a heritage cargo/passenger steamship included in the National Historic Fleet. Operated by a team of dedicated volunteers, enjoy alongside functions or sail on Southampton Water / The Solent with a selection from 2 hr to all-day cruises.  See the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; talk to the captain and crew; listen to the commentary passing the sights of Southampton Water and The Solent;  see the Great Ocean Liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; enjoy refreshments and relax in the Saloon. Excellent function facilities.

Cruises from Southampton on 4, 5, 18, 19 Jun, 3, 23, 24 July, 12, 14, 15 Aug, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18  Sep

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Text Quest

0.49 miles to city centre

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Bargate
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2DJ
GB
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Tel: 01489 578321
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Admission: Paid Admission

Text Quest is a fun way of exploring the city. Players receive a text with directions and a clue. They reply with the right answer, then get the next clue.

Players can race against other teams or amble round enjoying the sights. The aim is to enjoy the quest, especially the 'Aha' moments when a clue is spotted.

Clues are sent to up to 4 phones

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Tudor House and Garden

0.68 miles to city centre

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St Michael's Square
Southampton
SO14 2AD
GB
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Tel: 023 8083 4242
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Admission: Paid Admission

Encompassing over 900 years of history on one site, Southampton’s most important historic building, the Tudor House, has recently been restored with great new displays and facilities.  Visitors can enjoy the accessible house and the lovely garden in the delightful setting of Southampton’s Old Town. 

It has a fascinating history, lived in by the rich, the famous and the poor, from the Tudor Lord Chief Justice Sir Richard Lyster to the Victorian milliner Eliza Simmons.  Find out more about these characters’ stories as you explore the House. 

Visitors are given an insight into the lives of former residents of the house through free audio guides, while reconstructed Tudor and Victorian kitchens demonstrate how far mod cons have come in the 21st century.  

Combined entry ticket for Tudor House and SeaCity Museum

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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

2.14 miles to city centre

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Woodmill Activities Centre
Woodmill Lane, Swaythling
Southampton
Hampshire
SO18 2JR
GB
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Tel: 02380 915744
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Admission: Paid Admission

The really great thing about Woodmill is the fact that it is the only place in the UK that boasts four different types of water: a placid water lake, and next to it the flowing River Itchen, which feeds into the tidal estuary, which in turn creates white water at low tide. This makes it a fantastic location for paddling in a canoe or kayak, with all abilities and adventures suited perfectly.And we’ve even got things to keep you occupied on dry land, with archery and climbing amongst our other pursuits. For those after an adrenaline rush, why not try leaping through the air on the trapeze or speed down the rollers into the river (we might not be able to keep you out of the water for long!).

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