Civic Society volunteers provide guided tours of the house during opening hours (see below), and at other times by arrangement. A visit will provide an excellent starting point for the study of our local history.
A tour of the house gives a fascinating insight into the history of Weymouth in the early seventeenth century during its heyday as a port for trade and exploration.
The guides describe the domestic daily life of the times, including furniture and clothing, cooking and serving of food, lighting and candle making.
One of the Nation’s best preserved Tudor buildings
Tudor House, built about 1600, originally stood on the edge of “The Cove”, an inlet from the harbour which was filled in during the 18th century.
It is thought to have been a merchant's harbour side house, and is furnished as the home of an early seventeenth century middle class family.
Today it is owned and operated by Weymouth Civic Society.
May to October Tuesday to Friday from 1.00pm
Last tour at 3.45pm
November to May (Closed January)
1st Sunday of the month from 2.00pm Last tour at 3.45pm
Group visits can be arranged throughout the year. School parties are especially welcome, when the tour can be adapted to topics in Key Stage 2 of the National curriculum for the study of Tudor and Stuart times.