Collecting GHT Stories


Friday 27th August 10:00am – Sunday 5th September 2021 4:00pm

God's House Tower

Collecting GHT Stories is a living and evolving archive of stories and memories of this historic building.

In monthly sessions facilitated by Nazneen Ahmed, the Southampton Creative Histories Writing Group discussed and unpicked some of the fascinating moments in GHT’s history and the thousands of people who have passed through the building over the last 700 years. Through reimagining the voice of the tower and sharing ideas and processes, the group explored the building’s identity through its various lives and uses; from gun battery to prison, warehouse, museum and its current use as a home for creative communities.

This exhibition is a multi-faceted culmination of these discussions. From audio conversations between people who have worked in the building, artists who have had residencies here and our dedicated team of volunteers to poetry and writing, you can learn about the rich history of GHT and explore the memories and stories within these medieval walls as we create a new narrative.


This exhibition is free to visit. See the opening times and plan your visit here