Gosport is rich in architectural heritage and if that’s your thing these events should be for you.

Daedalus: Then and Now (Event from 2021)

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 […]

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Discovering Alverstoke Village (Event from 2021)

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 […]

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Diving History at No. 2 Battery (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Explore Fort Brockhurst (Event from 2021)

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. […]

Feeding the Navy – Royal Clarence Victualing Yard (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Fort Blockhouse Heritage Tour (Event from 2021)

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 […]

HMS St Vincent Association Museum and Tour (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Holy Trinity Church (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Lee Historic Waterfront Walk (Event from 2021)

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

Railways make me laugh (Event from 2021)

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 […]

Royal Haslar Hospital (Event from 2021)

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 […]