What's on in Southampton

This week, Southampton City Council took the tough decision to cancel all large events on council land for the remainder of 2020. This will come as a disappointment for many, but there is still a lot to do in and around Southampton this autumn. And with this page, we hope to keep you up-to-date about the great things that are still going ahead.


  • The SeaCity Museum is open, and there's still time to see the fascinating Wampum exhibition. "Stories from the Shells of Native America" explores the history, art and culture of the Native Americans who met passengers of the Mayflower when it arrived in the New World.

  • Southampton City Art Gallery is also welcoming visitors and as well as their main hall brimming with things to see, Nahem Shoa has curated the "Face of Britain" exhibition. A series "of portraits by outstanding artists who have painted British individuals from the 17th century to the present day", this exhibition asks what it means to be British. You can see it up until the 20 February 2021.

  • This year marks 400 years since the Mayflower's famous sailing to the New World. And there's LOTS of workshops, groups, activities happening. Find out more about the events and discover how you and your family can get involved!

You can also keep an eye out on Visit Southampton, who are always ready to keep you busy, recommending the very best of the region. They're also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The run up to Christmas will be like no other this year, but there's still a lot places to visit and much fun to be had.

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