God's House Tower
God’s House Tower (GHT), the cornerstone of Southampton’s medieval defensive walls, is about to begin a programme of refurbishments ahead of reopening to the public as a new and distinctive arts and heritage venue.
The project has been made possible by the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Arts Council England (ACE), Southampton City Council (SCC), along with a number of national foundations (see below), and the local group Friends of Southampton Museums, Archives and Galleries (FoSMAG).
The refurbishments and subsequent exhibition and events program will culturally reanimate this important local monument to gift it back to the people of Southampton for future generations to enjoy.
With the majority of the funding now secured, we have begun the project’s delivery phase and are aiming to begin work on site in early 2018 and reopen in early 2019. During the renovation of the building the her-stories of the women who participated in 700 women are being released through the GHT website.
The project will breathe new life into the Grade II listed monument and retell the lost stories of this 700 year old building. Refurbishments include plans to remove modern internal walls, install a lift granting access to the upper floors and introduce a new café and event space, reanimating the building and returning public access to the historic site.
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