St Mark's Churchyard Alverstoke

01. St Mark’s Churchyard Tour

In Person Guided Tour St Marks Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DA St. Marks Church was built in 1844 as part of Robert Cruickshank’s development of ‘Angleseyville’ and it was demolished in 1911. The cemetery remains today and the foundations of the church can still be seen. Hear about the lives of the people who […]

02. Walking the not so Hard Way!

IN-PERSON Guided walk Assemble at the entrance gate (north side on Heritage Way) to Explosion – The Museum of Naval Firepower., Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE A walk around Hardway foreshore area. During this walk you will be visiting : Priddys Hard ramparts (under restoration); Hardway slipways used […]

03. Funerary and Flora at Anns Hill Cemetery

In Person Guided Walk Anns Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Rd, Gosport, PO12 3RL A guided walk around Ann’s Hill old Victorian cemetery in Ann’s Hill Road. Learn about its history, the part played by King Cholera and the rise of the Chartist.  Hear the stories behind the symbolism of the monuments and headstones, the importance […]

04. Walking Past: Diving in to Stanley Park – Alverstoke

In Person Guided Walk Meet at the Diving Museum, No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU Find out about defence, D-Day and underwater exploits on this walk with a costumed Heritage Guide along Stokes Bay waterfront, through lovely parks and visiting the historic village of Alverstoke. Uncover the history of which royalty lived […]

05. Ann’s Hill War Graves Tour

In Person Guided Tour Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JX Honour the fallen and hear their stories Ann’s Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of over 280 servicemen and women who lost their lives in the two world wars. During both wars, Gosport was a significant seaport and Naval depot, […]

06. The D-Day Story – Gosport 1944 at SEARCH

In Person Presentation SEARCH (enter through front Green door in High St), 50 Clarence Road , Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BU During the winter of 1943 and the first half of 1944. Gosport played a major role in preparing for the D-Day embarkations and the conflict that followed. In this illustrated talk, by The Gosport D-Day […]

07. Fort Blockhouse Heritage Tour

In Person Guided Tour Meet at Submarine Museum car park, Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS Take part in a guided tour of Fort Blockhouse, a former Royal Navy Submarine Base. Visitors will be told of the history of the fort from 1415 to the present day. Includes an opportunity to view Harold Willie’s […]

08. Walking Past: Mottes and Trenches – Browndown North

In Person Guided Walk Meet at the far end of the Alver Valley East Car Park (off Grange Road) nearest to the country park, Little Woodham lane, Off Howe Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB Go on an off-road route through the Alver Valley, a nature spotter’s delight, with many hidden gems. Discover the Motte and […]

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09. Discovering Alverstoke Village

In Person Guided Walk St. Marys Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET A gentle guided amble around the village of Alverstoke, looking at various buildings and finding out about some of the characters who lived there over the past 200 years. Up to the early 19th Century, the parish of Alverstoke was […]

10. Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard

In Person Guided Walk The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control! On this guided walk you’ll hear all about the history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of provisioning the fleet in times of war […]

11. A walk around the squares

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside The Conservative Club, 2 Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NG Enjoy an informative guided walk around two of the lost squares of Gosport. Find out about Clarence Square which once housed fine Georgian buildings, and St Mathews Square with its church, school, pubs, and businesses. You’ll also learn about […]

12. Walking Past: Waterfront South

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside the Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC), Bus Station, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP Head along the waterfront south and over Haslar Bridge to view the historical Fort Blockhouse and Submarine Museum. Hold on to your hats as you head over ‘pneumonia’ bridge, to discover more about Haslar, its […]

Gosport WW2 Bunker

13. WW2 Bunker Exposed!

In Person Guided Tour ARP Bunker, The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2JU Enjoy a rare opportunity to investigate inside the only surviving WW2 Air Raid Precaution Bunker and Civil Defence Centre in Hampshire. You will discover how it was used during WW2 by various services who all bravely worked to protect and assist Gosport’s community […]

14. When Tankers Collide – The Pacific Glory Disaster

In Person Presentation The Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS On 23rd October 1970 two tankers collided off the Isle of Wight and set in motion a chain of events that would lead to a huge fire on the Pacific Glory, an almost impossible salvage operation, a potential environmental disaster … and […]

15. Institute of Naval Medicine (INM)

In Person Guided Tour Institute of Naval Medicine, Crescent Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DL A rare opportunity to visit this important site and learn about the work of the INM on this guided tour The Institute of Naval Medicine is the home of the Navy’s medical training; founded in 1969. You’ll be guided through the […]

16. Walking Past: Queen Victoria’s Railway

In Person Guided Walk Meet at the White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1SE Take a walk along the old railway line, and be introduced to some of the characters involved in the railway along the way. Take a step back in time and walk along the old Stokes Bay branch line, used […]

17. Railways make me laugh

In Person Presentation Lee Hub, 12-16 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9BZ A look at the lighter side of railways at home and abroad. Peter Keat of the Gosport Railway Society, offers this illustrated presentation with audio and film clips. It features the Festival of Britain Railway, Dad’s Army and the Titfield Thunderbolt, amongst […]

18. The D-Day Story – Gosport 1944 at Elson Hub

In Person Presentation Elson Community Library and Hub, 136 Chantry Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4NG During the winter of 1943 and the first half of 1944. Gosport played a major role in preparing for the D-Day embarkations and the conflict that followed. In this illustrated talk, by The Gosport D-Day Fellowship, you’ll hear all about […]

19. Walking Past: Forts and Walks

In Person Guided Walk Gosport Leisure Centre, Gosport Leisure Park, Forest Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0ZX A mixture of historical defence and nature await in this walk, where you will discover the spooky goings on at an isolation hospital, anti-tank stop lines and a village dating back to the Roman conquest. Visit Monks Wood, a […]

20. Daedalus: Then and Now

In Person Presentation The Innovation Centre, 4 Meteor Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FU An illustrated talk on the history of HMS Daedalus airfield, with local historian, Martin Marks Your speaker will introduce you to the history of Daedalus airfield through two World Wars and beyond, followed by the major developments as a commercial airfield and […]

21. Gobstoppers and Blue Lollies

In Person Presentation Elson Community Library and Hub, 136 Chantry Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4NG Enjoy a journey back in time with this illustrated talk about growing up in the Portsmouth area in the 1960s, by local historian, Peter Keat Transport, Jazz clubs and Coffee Bars, ration books and the corner shop all feature… Duration […]

22. When I was in the navy…

In Person Presentation Elson Community Library and Hub, 136 Chantry Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4NG Unfortunately, the original speaker for ‘When I was in the Navy…’ has had to cancel but we are pleased to bring you two different talks on a similar theme. Wednesday 15 September: 1800 – ‘The Pompey Pals remember… ‘ by […]

23. Comic Postcards – comedy and social comment in war and peace

In Person Presentation Lee Hub, 12-16 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BZ An illustrated talk examining the work of the Bamforth company, whose cards were exported and enjoyed worldwide You will hear about the Bamforth company’s artists over 150 years and their confrontation with the censors in the 1950s. Your speaker, Martin Marks, advises that […]

24. Tales of the Past: Living the Dream, Serving the Queen

In Person Presentation FirstLight Trust Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR From 1950s boy sailor to the sailors who currently serve, you might hear about the runs ashore, the lifelong friendships, the funny stories, near incidents and the ships they served on. Perfect tales for this relaxed cafe run by First Light Trust… […]

Anglesey Hotel Alverstoke

25. The Anglesey Hotel: Georgian elegance

In Person Guided Tour The Anglesey Hotel, 24 Crescent Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH The Proprietor of The Anglesey Hotel, Ray Bezani, will give a talk and tour of this magnificent period built hotel which was visited by Queen Victoria. The Anglesey Hotel is an integral part of ‘the Crescent’, a Georgian seaside development commissioned […]

26. The Clyde Puffer

In Person Presentation Powder Monkey Brewing Co Ltd, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4FL A well illustrated talk about the history, commercial success, World War 2 service, demise and restoration of these small steam powered craft. They were made familiar to many by the TV series’ about “The Vital Spark” and “The Tales […]

27. Come aboard HMS Medusa

IN-PERSON Guided Tour HMS Medusa, North Gate, Haslar Marina, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NU Tour this restored Harbour Defence Motor Launch, HMS Medusa, the last of her class in sea-going condition. Medusa was navigational leader for Omaha beach at D-Day and the first Allied vessel to reach Amsterdam at liberation. Medusa is recognised as being one […]

28. Incredible Hulks and where to find them

https://citizan.org.uk/low-tide-trails/solent-harbours-forton-lake-gosport/IN-PERSON Guided Walk Meet at the end of Parham Road at the edge of Forton Lake, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4UE A low-tide exploration of the history of Forton Lake. Join the CITiZAN team for a guided walk amongst the collection of abandoned boats in Forton Lake. The collection includes over 30 vessels of various shapes […]

29. Walking Past: Waterfront North

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside Gosport Tourist Information Centre, Bus Station Complex, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP Through boatyards, marinas and over bridges, explore the waterfront trail from Gosport town centre north, and step back into the regenerating area of Priddy’s Hard and Explosion! Museum. Discover sailmakers and old railways, look for ‘Rat […]

30. Scrap Happy Quilters ‘25’

In Person Show / Display Discovery Centre, County Library, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT View a fine exhibition of handmade quilts created with a special theme in mind… The Scrap Happy Quilters are people of all ages and backgrounds, brought together in Gosport by their mutual interest in handmade quilts. Each year they set […]

31. Famous World War 1 Cartoons ‘Fragments from France’

In Person Show / Display Elson Community Library and Hub, 136 Chantry Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4NG Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, who served in France, became world-famous during the First World War for his ‘Fragments from France’ cartoons depicting life at the Front. As the creator of Old Bill, a walrus moustachioed old soldier who appeared […]

32. Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery

IN PERSON Guided Walk Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2BB Explore graves and memorials telling Gosport’s Naval History from 1859, the time of sail, to modern-day. Find out about the link with Turkey and how Gosport became known as ‘Turk Town’; also submarines and links with the Russian Revolution. The Chapel and major memorials […]

33. Rectory Allotments – dug deep in history

In Person Show / Display Little Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2HS Not just garden plots, but a swath of land with a story reaching back many hundreds of years. Come along to explore this green sanctuary on the shore of Alver Lake (aka ‘The Creek’) to find out more… You will be welcomed at […]

34. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition

IN-PERSON Show/Display Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Enjoy this display of views through the camera lens as captured by local photographers. Gosport Camera Club was founded in 1952. They are a relatively small but friendly and active club, which always welcomes new members at any level of expertise. This is their […]

35. Holy Trinity Church

In Person Show / Display Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 1HL If you have only ever seen the rather stern Victorian-looking red-brick exterior of the church, then the elegance and simplicity of the interior will come as a complete – and delightful – surprise. This magnificent C of E church was […]

36. Shore Leave Haslar: Horticultural Therapy in an Historic Garden

  In Person Show / Display The Memorial Gardens, Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA A chance to explore the Haslar Memorial Garden and learn about the work which goes on behind the scenes to offer horticultural therapy to Tri-Service Veterans… This beautiful and peaceful garden has both historic and contemporary aspects. In […]

Diving Museum Gosport

37. Diving History at No. 2 Battery

In Person Show / Display Diving Museum, No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU Explore secrets of the deep and diving techniques through time, within a Victorian Gun Battery which now houses the award-winning Diving Museum… A wide collection of diving equipment and information housed in a Victorian military battery – the last […]

38. The Swinging 60’s: a decade of change

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Join Geoff Piper for a light-hearted and nostalgic look at the music and popular culture of the swinging 60s. The 1960s was a decade of great social change marked with increased self-expression, protest, and unconventional behaviour by the youth of the day! Duration approx […]

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39. Gosport’s Aviation History 1909 – 2021

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL The long and varied history of aviation in the local area of Gosport and Lee-on-the Solent, going back over more than 100 years. Bob Wealthy presents a fascinating talk. You’ll hear all about… • Early gliding activities and the construction of powered aircraft; • […]

40. Lee Historic Waterfront Walk

DIGITAL Unfortunately the Guided Walk that was planned has been cancelled. In its place you will be able to view a video of the walk that was made for last year’s festival. To view the video click here ORGANISED BY Lee Residents Association

41. #LoveLee at Lee Bookshop

In Person Activity The Book Shop, 142 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9DD This is an event for adults and children celebrating everything there is to love about Lee on the Solent. On both Saturdays there be children’s activities on our ‘Bubbles’ tables . These will be Beach related and celebrating everything that we love […]

42. Who are The Buffs?

In Person Show / Display The R A O B Club Gosport, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1LS Come along and wish a Happy 100th Birthday to the Gosport Province of The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (aka The Buffs) and find out about their history at this special Open Day… The RAOB in […]

43. Gosport’s Green Buses – Provincial over the years

In Person Show / Display Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE or Hovercraft Museum A display of old buses which used to travel around the Gosport area between 1940 and 2000. The Provincial Society are proud to host a display of Gosport’s famous […]

44. Gosport’s Diving Heritage

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL In 1832 two young men from Deptford tried out their new invention, a diving helmet, to recover the cargo from a shipwreck off the coast of the Isle of Wight. Their exploits attracted the attention of the Admiralty eventually sparking an explosion in helmet […]

45. Model Boats and Tanks at Explosion!

In Person Show / Display Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE Enjoy a fascinating display of radio controlled model boats and tanks, with the use of pyrotechnics! Presented by the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team. There will also be a large static display […]

46. The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum!

Show / Display The Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS The Hovercraft Museum collection is unique, irreplaceable and inspiring, including five craft listed on The National Historic Ships register. It’s a great visit for fact-loving enthusiasts and also families who just wanna have fun… Situated on a Transport Heritage Site, the museum […]

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47. Story-Time Opera

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Just sit back and enjoy as Jennifer Parker-Lummis fulfills her mission to make opera fun, informative and exciting. She’s often complemented with audience exclamations of “I didn’t think I liked Opera, but, I love what you do!” Jennifer started singing as a child in […]

48. Training Dissenters at the Gosport Academy

In Person Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL In the 18th century, there was a long tradition of Dissenters (non-conformists) operating in the central southern England area. Find out about how the Gosport Academy came to be… Neil Spurgeon’s talk will lead you through the history of training Dissenters and explain […]

49. Wildlife in Lockdown: through the lens

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Enjoy an intimate study of nature and wildlife that thrives around the moat and grounds of Fort Brockhurst in this talk by local photographer, Jon Mitchell. Jon says: “I have lived in Gosport most of my 58 years and have been a member of […]

50. The Gosport Area: memories & photos

In Person Show / Display The Gosport Gallery & Museum, Ordnance Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NQ The Gosport Area Facebook Group has over 22,000 members from near and far, all associated with Gosport in some way and loving its heritage. The exhibition brings some of the best images from their virtual vault into hard copy […]

51. WW1 Gosport – Peace at Last

In Person Show / Display The Gosport Gallery & Museum, Ordnance Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NQ ‘Peace at Last’ was the culmination of three projects* which looked at the role of Gosport and its people during 1914-1918. It was completed in November 2018 to mark 100 years since the end of The Great War (WW1). […]

52. Stories of Asylum

In Person Show / Display The Gosport Gallery & Museum, Ordnance Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NQ An exhibition about how mental health care in Hampshire developed over the last century, based on research and memory sharing by local volunteers. You can also access a virtual exhibition that focuses on stories of local mental health care […]

53. Green Spaces in Gosport

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL A tale of the green spaces of Gosport. A gentle stroll around the green space to be found in Gosport, some easily seen, others hidden, but all with a story to tell. Presented by Joy Hammond Duration approx 60 minutes OPENING TIMES Tuesday 14 […]

54. u3a – Learn, Laugh, Live

In Person Show / Display Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Find out how to make the most of life once you’re no longer in full-time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local u3a. With 50 special interest groups meeting regularly in Gosport, this u3a info event will […]

55. Hardway Historic Heritage Quiz

In Person Activity The Old House at Home, 92 Priory Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LG Hardway was a major embarkation point for British and Canadian forces on their way to Normandy in June 1944. The Old House at Home is sited a stone’s throw from that historic water’s edge so the perfect venue for this […]

56. Dredging Back Into the Future

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Settle in for a fascinating talk on the preparation of Portsmouth Harbour for the two new aircraft carriers and all that was involved! Captain I W Greenlees OBE RN Rtd talks on preparing Portsmouth Naval Base for the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers. Based at […]

57. HMS St Vincent Association Museum and Tour

IN PERSON Guided Tour Show / Display St Vincent College, Forton Road Entrance, Gosport, PO12 4QA HMS St. Vincent, a training establishment where ‘Boys’ joined the Royal Navy. Now the site of St Vincents College, the ‘Old Boys’ have a small but fascinating museum for all to explore! The establishment was built in the early 1800s and […]

58. The Vanished Schools of Gosport

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Insufficient, unnecessary and now forgotten… But not forgotten by speaker, Dot Bedenham, who will enlighten you to these early places of education in Gosport. Her illustrated talk begins in the early 19th Century with schools that were set up for the children of the […]

59. Handel’s Organ at Holy Trinity

IN-PERSON Show / Display Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL The church’s greatest treasure is the Handel organ. Come and celebrate 300 years (2020) of its history at this belated birthday event. Come and listen to this historic organ being played by Malcolm Keeler (organist at Holy Trinity) and Geoffrey Holroyde […]

60. 100 years of the Gosport Royal British Legion

In Person Show / Display The Royal British Legion, 145 Brockhurst Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3AX Established on 23rd June 1921, Lord Haig visited to formally open the branch under the name of Gosport Royal British Legion (RBL). Gosport was the 5th branch raised in Hampshire and the 145th overall… During Heritage Open Days, the […]

62. The Changing Face of Gosport

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, highlight the threat of coastal erosion around the Solent. Run by CiTiZAN, this talk concentrates on climate change and human adaptability, what has been lost and what will be lost; particularly in the Solent Harbours Discovery […]

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63. The Fighting Cocks – Heritage Quiz

Activity The Fighting Cocks, 78 Clayhall Road, PO12 2AJ Test your knowledge with this fun and informative multi-round pub quiz, revolving around local history. It is taking place in one of the oldest public houses in Gosport, established in 1737 during the reign of King George II. Come along, form a team and learn about […]

64. Explore Fort Brockhurst

Show / Display Activity Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS This vast Victorian fort was built in 1862 as part of the defences of Portsmouth. The fort, including the Keep area and some casemates, will be open for visitors to see. Volunteers will be on hand to share the history of the site. […]

65. Flying High: their stories (The Army in the Air)

Digital   NO BOOKING NEEDED How to join Pick the time that suits you best and follow this link to join the Zoom meeting. Flying High Zoom meeting Presentation Discover the stories of Army Pilots from the past 100 years, in this online webinar led by Dan Ball from the Army Flying Museum Ranging from […]

66. Discover Digital Gosport

Digital Show / Display From the comfort of your home, view a collection of video clips and image galleries on aspects of Gosport’s historical and cultural features from the past and present-day… Now available or coming soon… Apologies but, due to last-minute unavoidable issues, uploading of digital material is slightly delayed. If the online material […]

67. Across the Creek: 21 years of Gosport’s Millennium Bridge

In Person Show / Display Gosport Millenium Bridge, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AY Come and find out more about Gosport’s Award Winning Millennium Bridge and help us to celebrate 21 years since the construction of our beautiful Big White Bridge. This bridge, for walking and cycling only, is part of The Millennium Trail which […]

68. Royal Haslar Hospital

In Person Guided Walk Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, PO12 2AA  – Meet at The Gatehouse Learn of Haslar’s history and future on this tour of the grounds and Chapel. Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1753, and much later became the hospital for […]

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69. HMS SULTAN – Aircraft Tours

In Person Guided Tour HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY Enjoy a guided tour around the different aircraft used for training at HMS SULTAN. The types represent the different aircraft flown by the Royal Navy from the 1960s. Although many are no longer in active service, they still have a valuable role in training. Family-friendly […]

HMS Sultan Fort Rowner Tour

70. HMS SULTAN – Fort Rowner Tour

In Person Guided Tour HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY A tour around one of the Palmerston Forts built to defend Portsmouth from the French. Visit the Tunnels, Caponiers, haunted Keep and Fort Museum in the grounds of the Royal Navy training establishment HMS Sultan. Family-friendly but children must be fully supervised. Event is not […]

HMS Sultan Museums

71. HMS Sultan – Museum Tours

In Person Guided Tour HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY The Airfield Museum gives the history of the surrounding area used as an airfield from 1909-1956. Learn about the world’s first “Top Gun” establishment 1917-19, and how the ‘Gosport’ method of flying training was adopted by the world. Two museums in the grounds of HMS […]

Bastion No 1 – What’s behind the walls?

Show / Display Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 1HL (*associated to Gosport Heritage Open Days) Visit Holy Trinity Church to see a display about Bastion No 1 and it’s place in the history of Gosport town’s defences.  Learn about the restoration work that’s been completed over the last 2 years, and […]

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Compton Pipe Organ (*associated to GHODs)

IN PERSON Show / Display Presentation Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX Experience a blast from the past with this hidden gem, a rare cinema organ, which is usually tucked away unseen behind the stage in Thorngate Hall. But the organ will be out and ready for you to explore and enjoy for Heritage Open Days. […]