Want to know more about Gosport’s story? Then these events are for you.

St Mark's Churchyard Alverstoke

01. St Mark’s Churchyard Tour

In Person Guided Tour St Marks Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DA St. Marks Church was built in 1844 as part of Robert Cruickshank’s development of ‘Angleseyville’ and it 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 […]

02. Walking the not so Hard Way!

IN-PERSON Guided walk Assemble at the entrance gate (north side on Heritage Way) to Explosion – The Museum of Naval Firepower., Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE A walk around Hardway foreshore area. During this walk you will be visiting : Priddys Hard ramparts (under restoration); Hardway slipways used […]

03. Funerary and Flora at Anns Hill Cemetery

In Person Guided Walk 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 the monuments and headstones, the importance […]

04. Walking Past: Diving in to Stanley Park – Alverstoke

In Person Guided Walk Meet at the Diving Museum, No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU Find out about defence, D-Day and underwater exploits on this walk with a costumed Heritage Guide along Stokes Bay waterfront, through lovely parks and visiting the historic village of Alverstoke. Uncover the history of which royalty lived […]

05. Ann’s Hill War Graves Tour

In Person Guided Tour Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JX Honour the fallen and hear their stories Ann’s Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of over 280 servicemen and women who lost their lives in the two world wars. During both wars, Gosport was a significant seaport and Naval depot, […]

06. The D-Day Story – Gosport 1944 at SEARCH

In Person Presentation SEARCH (enter through front Green door in High St), 50 Clarence Road , Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BU During the winter of 1943 and the first half of 1944. Gosport played a major role in preparing for the D-Day embarkations and the conflict that followed. In this illustrated talk, by The Gosport D-Day […]

08. Walking Past: Mottes and Trenches – Browndown North

In Person Guided Walk Meet at the far end of the Alver Valley East Car Park (off Grange Road) nearest to the country park, Little Woodham lane, Off Howe Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB Go on an off-road route through the Alver Valley, a nature spotter’s delight, with many hidden gems. Discover the Motte and […]

Village people

09. Discovering Alverstoke Village

In Person Guided Walk St. Marys Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET A gentle guided amble around the village of Alverstoke, looking at various buildings and finding out about some of the characters who lived there over the past 200 years. Up to the early 19th Century, the parish of Alverstoke was […]

11. A walk around the squares

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside The Conservative Club, 2 Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NG Enjoy an informative guided walk around two of the lost squares of Gosport. Find out about Clarence Square which once housed fine Georgian buildings, and St Mathews Square with its church, school, pubs, and businesses. You’ll also learn about […]

12. Walking Past: Waterfront South

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside the Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC), Bus Station, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP Head along the waterfront south and over Haslar Bridge to view the historical Fort Blockhouse and Submarine Museum. Hold on to your hats as you head over ‘pneumonia’ bridge, to discover more about Haslar, its […]

Gosport WW2 Bunker

13. WW2 Bunker Exposed!

In Person Guided Tour ARP Bunker, The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2JU Enjoy a rare opportunity to investigate inside the only surviving WW2 Air Raid Precaution Bunker and Civil Defence Centre in Hampshire. You will discover how it was used during WW2 by various services who all bravely worked to protect and assist Gosport’s community […]

14. When Tankers Collide – The Pacific Glory Disaster

In Person Presentation The Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS On 23rd October 1970 two tankers collided off the Isle of Wight and set in motion a chain of events that would lead to a huge fire on the Pacific Glory, an almost impossible salvage operation, a potential environmental disaster … and […]