27. Come aboard HMS Medusa

27. Come aboard HMS Medusa


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 of the vessels selected to represent the nation’s maritime heritage by her inclusion in the National Historic Fleet. The Medusa Trust, a registered charity, exists to preserve HMS Medusa, ML1387, for future generations and use her to provide benefit to the public who can experience what it was like to be on a small naval vessel of WWII. As well as the vessel they maintain an extensive archive of documents, photographs and records of all the 480 HDMLs and their crews.

Hear her story and have a tour of the vessel which is exactly as she was built 80 years ago and is still fully operational and seagoing.

Tour approx. 90 minutes



Friday 17 September: 1030 & 1330
Saturday 18 September: 1030 & 1330
Sunday 19 September: 1030 & 1330


Pre-booking: Required

Please DIY book via the BOOK NOW button.  But for people who may experience difficulty with booking online themselves, we can help.

Contact us from 0930 to 1700. Monday to Saturday….

In-person:  Gosport Tourist Information Centre (at the Bus Station)

By Phone:  023 9252 2944 or 07849 399 823

By Emailbookings@gosportheritage.co.uk (subject line:  ASSISTED BOOKING)

Booking opens: 21 August 2021 0930
Booking closes: 17 September 2021 1700



Some Blue Badge parking close by and Pay car parks plentiful. Toilets by Bus Station. It should be noted that the pontoons do not have guard rails and there are trip hazards on board as well as the opportunities to bump heads. Please do not wear high heel shoes as they mark the deck.

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COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


Many cafes and pubs in the vicinity for refreshments and snacks


The Medusa Trust





Close to the Bus Station. Walk along the seafront from Gosport Ferry towards Haslar, North Gate is the Marina entrance just past the pier, where you will be met by your Heritage Guide.

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.