Welcome to FoSMAG

Founded in 1976, FoSMAG is a registered charity supporting Southampton’s rich heritage by assisting and promoting the work of Southampton’s museums, archives and galleries. In 2016 we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our network of committed volunteer members provide practical help through volunteering at events, sorting and  cataloguing Southampton Art Gallery’s book and slide libraries, helping with mailings  and much more.  An important feature of our work is to raise money to help the museums, archives and galleries with practical items, refurbishment and new purchases.

FoSMAG has organised events such as illustrated talks on varied subjects connected to our local heritage and cultural topics and also social events. See what is coming up by viewing our Events page.

Supporting Southampton’s Heritage

Southampton, famous for its port, has a rich cultural and industrial heritage. The City Art Gallery is one of the UK’s premier galleries renowned for its fine collection of twentieth century works. Westgate Hall and Tudor House and Gardens in the old town two of its finest medieval buildings . The acclaimed SeaCity Museum at the Civic Centre tells Southampton’s story, including the story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic which departed from Southampton.  The flagship arts complex will open soon in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, providing contemporary arts experiences for performing and visual arts.

If you would like to know more about our work and join FoSMAG, please follow the links on this site.