Royal Haslar Hospital – Past, Present & Future
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 hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1754, and much later became the hospital for all service personnel and for Gosport. After much local protest, it closed in 2007.
The development plans are to retain and enhance everything of heritage significance, heal the scars of the late 20th century and construct new buildings to complement the old ones.
Guides from the Haslar Heritage Group will lead tours of Haslar grounds, pointing out buildings of unique architecture, telling of its rich history and illustrious military background, and also explaining the future roles this special heritage site will eventually offer.
Duration: approx 90 – 120 minutes.
- Saturday 8 September: Tours 1000 & 1300
- Sunday 9 September: Tours 1000 & 1300
- Saturday 15 September: Tours 1000 & 1300
- Sunday 16 September: Tours 1000 & 1300
Booking opens on 18 August at 1000
Booking is required, but NOT online
Tickets will available from the TIC via a personal visit, email or telephone
Call into the Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC), at the bus station
Telephone: 023 9252 2944
Or write to: Gosport Tourist Information Centre, Bus Station Complex, South St, PO12 1EP
Suitable for accompanied children 12+ years old. Wear your walking shoes and bring a brolly if wet!
Visitors on the Haslar Hospital tour may also be able to drop in on other events/sites in the vicinity which share this heritage theme… 8th & 9th Sept, 1100 to 1500, *Shore Leave Haslar in the Haslar Memorial Gardens. 15th & 16th Sept, 1015 & 1300, *Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries (RN Haslar Cemetery)
Haslar Heritage Group
Meet at The Guardhouse, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA