The Tudor Museum, Southampton
Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town. The timber-framed building was built in the late 15th Century, with King John’s Palace, an adjacent Norman house accessible from Tudor House Garden, dating back a further 300 years. Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself
The museum had approximately 500 square meters of old pine and oak wooden flooring which needed to be sympathetically restored. To maintain the look of the floors and restore them to last for years to come, about 90% of the work was carried out using hand held sanders connected to dust extractors then treated with a natural oil. This was painstaking work and the results were fantastic and left English Heritage thrilled.