Haslar Marina Lightship: Mary Mouse II (Event from 2015)
Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, PO12 1NU – Meet at Haslar Marina Pontoon
Please be advised that Haslar Bridge is closed to vehicles but NOT to pedestrians and cyclists
The lightship is widely regarded as the best preserved lightship in the country, and indeed Europe. She was built by Phillips and Sons of Dartmouth in 1945 for Trinity House. She was the first lightship to be commissioned after the war, when many lightships were lost, and was the first of a series of 23 ships, all built to a similar design for Phillips. Although now converted into a Restaurant/Bar, many of the original features remain. Come and see the basic conditions onboard. In particular learn about the hard life of the crew at sea, both on and off watch.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC) BOOKING
BOOKINGS IN PERSON at Gosport Discovery Centre on Saturday 15 Aug ONLY from 0900 (Note: TIC will NOT deal with any bookings on this day).
BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE/EMAIL on Sunday 16 Aug from 1000 (Note: TIC will NOT be open for in person bookings on this day). Subsequent bookings, as long as they are available, during usual TIC opening Mon to Sat, 0930 to 1700.
Booking Contact: Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Call: 023 9252 2944
Booking opens: 15 August 2015 at 0900
Booking closes: 8 September 2015 at 1700
No under 5s
Wear suitable footwear