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Royal Hospital Haslar: Past & Present (Event from 2023)


Guided Walk

Meet at Main Gate of Haslar Hospital site, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2FB

Learn of Haslar Hospital’s history and current-day development on this tour of the grounds and Church.

Royal Haslar Hospital was the first naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1753. It closed in 2009, having cared for casualties from almost every action from the War of the Spanish Succession to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. For the last 60 years it was the district general hospital, treating NHS patients alongside those of the armed forces in its impressive Georgian-era building.

Work is underway to retain and enhance its 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 medical, naval and military background, and also explaining the future roles this special heritage site will eventually offer.

Please arrive 10 mins before start time at the Main Gate. The tour starts and finishes at St Luke’s Church.

Duration 120 minutes.

Event Times

Friday 8 September: 1000 & 1400
Saturday 9 September: 1000 & 1400
Sunday 10 September: 1000 & 1400

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Booking conditions: Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.

Assisted Booking Telephone: 023 9217 7392 or 07849 399 823.
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Booking opens: 26 August 2023 09:30
Booking closes: 5 September 2023 17:00


Accesible parkingToiletsPartially accessibleService dogs welcomefamily friendly


The ground surface includes pathways and grass. Mainly suitable for wheelchairs and buggies but some steps. Rest points along the way. Children are welcome but it’s a long walk! Dogs on leads are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. Parking including disabled, is within the main Haslar site. Please avoid parking on Haslar Road.

Additional Information

Strong advice: wear walking shoes and sun protection, bring a drink, and a brolly if wet. There is much building work on site it is essential to follow H&S instructions from your Guide.

Organised by

Haslar Heritage Group






Haslar Road, PO12 2FB. Close to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.