Past Events

Below you find all the past events that have taken part in Gosport Heritage Open Days.

  • Priddy's hard

    Tea and Tour of Priddy’s Hard (Event from 2018)

    Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE Join us to take a gentle stroll around the museum grounds. You’ll discover more about the history of the site and the life of the workers at …

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    Royal Haslar Hospital – Past, Present & Future (Event from 2018)

    Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, PO12 2AA  – Meet at The Gatehouse Popular and informative guided tour of the grounds of Royal Hospital Haslar; highlighting the past and outlining the future plans for this important Gosport development. Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval …

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    Seamen’s Mission & Safe Drinking Campaign (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Seamen’s Mission and the Safe Drinking Campaign The Waterside Centre, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1ES Join us for free refreshments at our hall and enjoy a modest exhibition of Henry Cook’s legacy – founder of The Seamen’s Mission in Gosport. Also, learn about …

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  • Bay House Alverbank

    Bay House and The Alverbank (Event from 2018)

    Bay House and The Alverbank: noble houses and their occupants Lower Hall, Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QP Find out about the two lovely Victorian noble houses which sit close to the shoreline at Stokes Bay, overlooking the Isle of Wight. Bay …

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  • Town Ramparts

    Walk the Lost Moat (Event from 2018)

    Meet outside the Clarence Tavern, Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Follow the line of the moat of old Gosport Town, with Heritage Guide, Carole Jarman. Enjoy the description of why Gosport was fortified and gain a snap shot of life and commerce along the …

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  • fighting cocks

    The Fighting Cocks – Heritage Quiz (Event from 2018)

    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 …

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  • feeding navy

    Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits (Event from 2018)

    The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control! The history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of provisioning the fleet in times of war and peace …

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  • Chinese Whispers

    Chinese Whispers Quilt Challenge (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT Chinese whispers quilt challenge – how different will the last quilt be to the first? A Chinese Whispers challenge involves groups of 4 quilters. The first quilter is given a theme or image by the Chair as …

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    Freemasonry in Gosport since 1715 (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Masonic Hall, 6 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Enjoy this talk and tour of the building and Lodge Room that make up Gosport Masonic Centre and discover how Freemasonry has featured in the life of Gosport since the early 1700s. Learn about the …

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  • roll

    “Roll up – Roll up (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Bowling Club, Anglesey Gardens, 1 Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2EG Try the game which made Sir Francis Drake famous! The game of Bowls is truly an outdoor sport for all. It can be played by all ages and abilities, a perfect sport for …

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    Explore Fort Brockhurst & WWI displays (Event from 2018)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Elson, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS Fort Brockhurst opens its doors to welcome visitors of all ages. Special community activities in place for HODs. Please note: Last entry to fort at 1415. Find out about this massive Victorian fortress, past and present. …

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    The D-Day Story – Gosport 1944 (Event from 2018)

    Gosport & District Angling Club, Lifeboat Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR In 1942 Stokes Bay was chosen as an embarkation point for vehicles destined for the Normandy beaches as part of Project Overlord, the invasion of France. The whole of the Bay became a …

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    Twilight Tours – Royal Navy Submarine Museum (Event from 2018)

    Meet at main car park, Royal Navy Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS Behind the Scenes Tour of HMS Alliance Come along for a special tour of the site and see things from a different perspective as the light starts to …

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    Gunboats to Funboats (Event from 2018)

    Meet at The Main Gate, Hornet Services Sailing Club, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AG Enjoy this informative guided tour of the Haslar Creek shoreline, including: 1) Hornet Joint Services Sailing Centre 2) The Joint Services Adventure Sail Training centre 3) The 1860`s Victorian gunboat …

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    Provincial on Parade (Event from 2018)

    Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE A static display of heritage Provincial buses which used to travel around the Gosport area between 1940 and 2000. The Provincial Society present a static display of …

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  • Medusa

    Onboard Medusa (Event from 2018)

    Meet at Haslar Marina pontoon, The Esplanade, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NU Tour this restored Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML) Medusa, the last of her class in sea-going condition. Medusa is recognised as being one of the vessels selected to represent the nation’s maritime heritage by …

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    The Gosport Area Facebook Exhibition (Event from 2018)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Ways, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS ‘The Gosport Area: memories and photos’ Facebook Group has nearly 14,500 members from near and far, all associated with Gosport over the years. They’ve shared precious memories and over 20,000 photos online, often from private family records. …

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  • Alehouse

    Little Woodham – 17th Century Village (Event from 2018)

    Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB A wonderful insight to the 17th Century at the site of this award winning living history village. Within the parish of Rowner, surrounded by ancient woodland, lies the 17th century village of Little Woodham. It …

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  • LOST SOULS

    ‘Lost Souls’ – a WW1 family story (Event from 2018)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS Local lady, Bren Margetts, shares the story of her great-grandmothers life and the heart-rending fact that she lost 5 of her 6 sons during WWI. This story is told within the atmosphere of Fort Brockhurst, from where …

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    Stories behind Favourite Hymns with Pam Rhodes (Event from 2018)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Pam Rhodes presents stories behind her favourite hymns, introduced by Rev. Andy Davis – Vicar of Holy Trinity Church   Pam Rhodes, journalist, presenter, writer, speaker and a familiar face of television’s Song’s of Praise, returns …

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