Institute of Naval Medicine, Naval Medicine then and now – Scurvy (Event from 2016)

White House at The Institute of Naval Medicine

Institute of Naval Medicine, Naval Medicine then and now – Scurvy (Event from 2016)

Guided Tour
Show / Display

Institute of Naval Medicine, Crescent Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2DL (Fort Road end)

A rare opportunity to visit the site and hear this fascinating talk on the work the Institute of Naval Medicine.  Then tour the Historic Collections in Monckton House (1840s).

In an exhibition to mark the tercentenary of James Lind’s birth, you’ll discover how by conducting the first ever clinical trial in 1747, he developed the theory that would ultimately cleanse the entire Royal Navy of the killer disease of scurvy.

Lind was Chief Physician to Royal Hospital at Haslar from 1758 to 1783 and died in Gosport in 1794.

Tours lasts approx 1 hour


Saturday 10 September  1000, 1200 & 1400

Sunday 11 September   1000, 1200 & 1400


Book on line


There are two small flights of steps, one with ramp and handrails and one with handrails only, up to the older building in which the Historic Collections are housed. The steps outside this building have no handrails, but the entry route can be retraced.

Parking for disabled drivers on site (by prior arrangement Email: or Tel: 023 9276 8238)

Other parking may be possible at GAFIRS end of Lifeboat Lane, Crescent Gardens, St Marks Road, Stokes Bay car parks.

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  • Accessible parking ONLY for Blue Badge holders
  • Other parking off site please
  • Partial wheelchair access only
  • Steps  (6 to upper level)
  • Large Print
  • Toilets & Accessible


  • Please bring tickets with you
  • No babies or small children
  • This is a military site so security requirements will be in force
  • Photo ID (passport/driving licence/bus pass etc)
  • Bags may be searched
  • No photography allowed on site


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