Past Events

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

  • Anns Hill Cemetery Gosport Graphics

    Funerary and Flora at Anns Hill Cemetery (Event from 2018)

    Anns Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Rd, Gosport, PO12 3RL A guided walk around Ann’s Hill old Victorian cemetery in Ann’s Hill Road. Learn about its history, the part played by King Cholera and the rise of the Chartist.  Hear the stories behind the symbolism of …

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    Walk the (Railway) Line (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport, PO12 1BT Join local heritage guide, Dave Thompson, for a fascinating walk along the route of the former railway line linking Gosport to Stokes Bay, Royal Clarence Yard and the national network. The walk takes in the architecture of some of …

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  • 1950s Housewife

    The 1950’s Housewife (Event from 2018)

    SEARCH, 50 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BU Explore the 1950s house and meet our housewife as she battles with her mangle and takes on the daily chores. Visit the old Corner Shop, have a look through the 1950s wardrobe and handle the household objects. …

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  • talkabout

    Haslar Peninsular VI TalkAbout (Event from 2018)

    Meeting point – Royal Navy Submarine Museum Carpark, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS A guided walk, with especially descriptive talk along the way, designed for Visually Impaired persons (and their 2 or 4 legged helpers) to enjoy. On this circular tour of the Haslar …

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  • St Mark's Churchyard Alverstoke

    St Mark’s Churchyard Tour (Event from 2018)

    St Marks Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DA St Marks Church, built in 1844, was demolished in 1911. The cemetery remains today and the foundations of the church can still be seen. Hear about the lives of the people who lay beneath this soil. The …

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  • Haslar Cycle-about

    Haslar Peninsular CycleAbout (Event from 2018)

    Entrance to Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS Enjoy a guided circular cycle ride around the peninsula covering about 20 points of interest from Fort Blockhouse to Crescent Road. It will give riders a snapshot of the area’s unique heritage and …

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  • fatal duel

    Death in the Afternoon – A fatal duel (Event from 2018)

    Diving Museum, No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU Hear the story of the last fatal duel between Englishmen on English soil! In 1854 Captain James Alexander Seton of the 11th Hussars in Gosport was challenged to a duel by Lieutenant Henry Hawkey …

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  • Haslar Cemetary

    Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries (Event from 2018)

    Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2BB Settle in with an introductory talk followed by a guided walk of graves and memorials telling Gosport’s Naval History from 1859, the time of sail, to modern day. …

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  • Scooters Resize

    Haslar Peninsular ScootAbout (Event from 2018)

    Meeting point – Royal Navy Submarine Museum Carpark, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS A guided tour, designed especially for Mobility Impaired persons (using a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter) to enjoy. It will be wheelie good! During this circular ‘ScootAbout’ tour of the Haslar …

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    Going to Church in Gosport (Event from 2018)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL This illustrated talk is centred around the unique Religious Census of England held in 1851. Find out about why the census happened, what the findings for Gosport tell us about religious practice at the time and, …

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  • Lost pubs

    The Lost Pubs of Gosport (Event from 2018)

    The Seahorse, Broadsands Drive, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TJ Did you know that Gosport once had a windmill as a beer house? Do you remember when it seemed like there was a pub on every corner? At present, just six pubs can be found within the …

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    HMS SULTAN – Aircraft Tours (Event from 2018)

    HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY A conducted tour around the different aircraft types used for training at HMS SULTAN. The types represent the different aircraft flown by the Royal Navy from the 1960s. Although many of the types are no longer in active service, …

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  • HMS Sultan Museums

    HMS Sultan – Museums (Event from 2018)

      HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY Two museums in the grounds of HMS Sultan. The Airfield Museum gives the history of the surrounding area used as an airfield from 1909-1956. Learn about the world’s first “Top Gun” establishment 1917-19, and how the ‘Gosport’ method …

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  • HMS Sultan Fort Rowner Tour

    HMS SULTAN – Fort Rowner Tour (Event from 2018)

    HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BY A tour around one of the Palmerston Forts built to defend Portsmouth from the French. Visit the Tunnels, Caponiers, haunted Keep and Fort Museum in the grounds of the Royal Navy training establishment HMS Sultan. This tour is in …

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  • Gosport museum

    Guess the Mystery Objects (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NS Guess the objects from the Gosport Museum stores. What are they? How old are they? Did you ever use one of them? Talk with Friends of Gosport Museum about the memories and changes seen by residents over …

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  • Authors

    Meet the Local Authors (Event from 2018)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT Chaplin Books is an independent publishing house launched in Gosport in 2010, specialising in books on social history and film studies. Enjoy this chance to meet some of the faces behind the pens of local authors. This …

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    The Somme: A family story (Event from 2018)

    First Light Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR In this short but meaningful talk, Joyce Brown will recount how her relative, Reginald Westbrook, lost his life in the Battle of The Somme. Reginald was a Gosport Fireman and had no need to go …

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  • HMS St Vincent Association. Museum & Guided Tour

    HMS St Vincent Association Museum and Tour (Event from 2018)

    St Vincent College, Forton Road Entrance, Gosport, PO12 4QA The museum tells the story of the history of St Vincent and also a year in the life of a ‘Boy’ sailor whilst under training. Tours of the establishment  take in the historical points with views of the …

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  • St Vincents Singers

    St Vincents Singers (Event from 2017)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT The St. Vincent Singers formed in 1977 as a choir of parents of pupils at St Vincent Community School in Gosport (on the site of the former St Vincent Royal Marine Barracks) who asked if they …

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  • Diving Museum Gosport

    Underwater Explorers at the Diving Museum (Event from 2018)

    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. Discover how sport, military and commercial divers have been going underwater, for the last 100 years. Experienced Diver-Guides will …

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