Properties and events in South East 2017

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Ashdown House

Ashdown House, Ashdown Park, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 8RE

Ashdown House is a unique 17th-centuary chalk block hunting lodge, with a doll's house appearance, built for the Queen of Bohemia by the Earl of…

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All Saints: The Celebration of a Stunning Architectural Masterpiece

All Saints Church, Church Close, Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4HE

All Saints is an early neo-gothic church built in 1857 by G E Street with the150ft tower and spire added in 1865, Street was a contemporary of…

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White Waltham Church

St Mary's Church, Church Hill, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3JH

Our ancient church, which has parts of its fabric dating back to the 12th century, is set in a country churchyard which is home to a 1600 year old…

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Decontamination Suite Tours - Greenham Common

Apron Road, Venture West, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HX

You have been contaminated. Follow the red arrows on the floor. Follow all instructions for our personnel. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LEAVE. Our…

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Shaw House

Church End, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

The stories and characters from Shaw House's past are brought to life in our exhibition. This includes items of interest from all periods…

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The Parish of St Mary’s Shaw-cum-Donnington Through The Ages

St. Marys Church, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

As part of our 175th Anniversary Celebrations, St Mary’s is joining in the National Heritage Week with an exhibition of the artifacts, buildings…

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Beating the bounds of Katesgrove

Reading, Berkshire

Beating the bounds of the Borough of Reading was an occasional ceremony carried out by the borough councillors. The 1912 perambulation was the…

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Berkshire Medical Heritage Museum

Medical Museum, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN

Visitors will be able to look round our small but comprehensive museum devoted to the history of health care (medicine, nursing, dentistry and…

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Bibles, bags, beer and books. A walk of St Mary’s & Castle Street Conservation Area and beyond.

St. Marys Church, 14 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RD

We invite you to join us on this walk, organised by Reading Civic Society to celebrate Conservation Areas as part of Heritage Open Weekend. It…

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Christ Church Reading

Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7AR

Christ Church is a magnificent Victorian Gothic church, designed by Henry Woodyer and consecrated in 1862. Set on a hill to the South of Reading…

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Discover the History for your Family

Research Centre, Yeomanry House, 131 Castle Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7TJ

Enjoy a gorgeous slice of home made cake (or a more healthy nibble) with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee whilst chatting to our dedicated team…

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Extra Twists @ the Turbine House

Turbine House, Riverside Museum by Bel and the Dragon, off Kenavon Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EQ

Step out over the River Kennet in this quirky nook of Reading's Victorian industrial heritage. Inspired by the turbines themselves, “All of a…

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From the Maiwand Lion to the After Dark Club. “A walk on the dark side”.

The Maiwand Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire

We invite you to join us on this walk, organised by Reading Civic Society, to celebrate Conservation Areas as part of Heritage Open Weekend.  It…

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Malmaison Hotel

Malmaison Hotel, 18-20 Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1JX

Join artists from local arts charity, jelly, at Malmaison Reading to create your own printed postcard from the Worlds reputedly oldest surviving…

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Reading Crown Court Open Day 2017

Reading Cown Court, The Old Shire Hall, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EH

Come and see behind the behind the scenes at a busy Crown Court centre and learn more about the criminal justice system. Activities are suitable…

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St James’s Church

St. James Church, Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3FD

The Church is Pugin's very first church design. The foundation stone was laid in December 1837. Extensions were added in the 20th century. Built…

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St Mary the Virgin Church, Aldermaston. Loving the Past. Building the Future.

St Mary the Virgin, Church Road , Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4HR

VANILLA ON THE OUTSIDE ,TUTTI FRUTTI ON THE INSIDE ! Come and visit St Mary the Virgin Church, in Aldermaston, which dates back to about…

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St Peters Conservation Area Architectural Tour

Caversham Court, Church Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AD

To mark the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas, join architectural historian Megan Aldrich for a walk (1100 and 1430) looking at the…

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SuperHome Open Day – Eastern Avenue, Reading

26 Eastern Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5RY

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

Reading Railway Station, Station Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LZ

My guided walk takes about 2-3 hours and takes in the following (not in order):- • Harris Arcade, Town Hall, Important Reading Abbey history,…

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The MERL Behind the Scenes Tour

Museum of English Rural Life, 6 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX

Visit The Museum of English Rural Life for a variety of special events as part of Heritage Open Days 2017. Join us for an exclusive opportunity…

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre

The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 26-30 Silver Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2ST

The Rising Sun Arts Centre is a Grade II listed building originally designed and built by architect Alfred Waterhouse for his wife as a Temperance…

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Waterstones Reading: Book Signing Geoff Sawers ‘The Shady Side of Town: Reading’s Trees

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd, 89A Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AP

Book Signing: 'The Shady Side of Town: Reading's Trees' and 'Broad Street Chapel & the Origins of Dissent in Reading' - meet local author and…

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Waterstones Reading: Tour of Broad Street Chapel with Geoff Sawers

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd, 89A Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AP

Tour of Broad Street Chapel with Geoff Sawers author of 'Broad Street Chapel & the Origins of Dissent in Reading'. Geoff Sawers has chronicled…

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Lakeside Energy from Waste( EfW) Heritage Open Day

Colnbrook, Slough, Berkshire

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook near Slough is strategically located just off the M25 near to Heathrow airport. The facility…

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Cumberland Lodge tours

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP

Cumberland Lodge has been the home of an educational foundation since 1947. A former royal residence set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, it…

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Holy Trinity Garrison Church

9 Claremont Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3AX

The spiritual home of the Household Division, the Sovereign’s elite troops whose ceremonial job is to protect the Queen. The church was founded…

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Wokingham Town Hall

Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AS

Wokingham Town Hall is a fine Victorian Grade II* listed building which was opened in 1860 in Gothic design. The clock tower rises to 80 ft. It…

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Amersham Heritage Day 2017

Old Amersham , High Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DJ

A real family friendly day out – Amersham Old Town will be packed on Sunday 10th September with the return of this year’s Amersham Heritage…

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Halton House, RAF Halton Officers’ Mess

Royal Air Force, Halton Camp, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NN

A rare opportunity to visit Halton House the weekend country house and gardens of Alfred de Rothschild. Built between 1880 and 1884 in the style…

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SuperHome Open Day – Ringstead Way, Aylesbury

Ringstead Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7ND

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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Jordans Quaker Meeting House

Religious Society of Friends, Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2SN

This 1688 purpose built Quaker Meeting House is in a rural setting, near Jordans Village. William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania is buried here,…

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SuperHome Open Day – Crabtree Close, Beaconsfield

Crabtree Close, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1QU

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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Edlesborough Church Heritage Event

Edlesborough Church, Leighton Road, Edlesborough, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire, LU6 2EP

St Mary the Virgin Church, which was made redundant in 1975 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The 'Friends of the Church…

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SuperHome Open Day – The Brackens, High Wycombe

The Brackens, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1EB

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are homes refurbished…

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Cliveden

Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone…

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St Mary’s Church Bletchley - Open Day and Tours

St. Marys Church, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6BJ

Explore and discover this 12th century Church (Grade 1 listed) full of character and history. Tours describing the building and some of the…

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Stony Stratford, St Mary & St Giles Church, Pipe Organ Festival

St. Marys & St. Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1BD

Stony Stratford, a Jewel of Milton Keynes is the home of a special item of musical heritage, a Father Willis Organ. It is 135 years old and was…

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SuperHome Open Day – Western Road, Bletchley

Western Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 2PX

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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SuperHome Open Day – Western Road, Wolverton

Western Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5AY

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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The Wolverton Community Orchard Story

Wolverton Community Orchard, Western Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, NK12 5AY

The Orchard Story will take the form of a conducted tour highlighting all sections of the Orchard. How it was developed. Showing photographs from…

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Holy Trinity Church

Church Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NY

A flint and stone church dating from the late 12th century. The nave, font and stone coffin survive from this period, the remainder being mostly…

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Thomas Gray Landscape

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4NZ

A unique opportunity to have guided walks of historic sites connected to the poet Thomas Gray spanning several centuries; Visit historic St…

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SuperHome Open Day - Meadoway, Steeple Claydon

Meadoway, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2PA

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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A Walk on the Wilds’ Side

Meet at the Dolphin Fountain in the Old Steine (opposite Marlborough House), Old Steine, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1NX

Amon Henry Wilds was an architect/developer who was active in Brighton during the Regency and early Victorian periods. Largely because of…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour and Vaughan Williams organ piece

Junction The Drive / Eaton Road, Hove, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

All Saints stands as one of the finest churches of the 19th century Gothic Revival and the creation of two remarkable men: Thomas Peacey, the…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour and Choral Piece Sung by All Saints Church Choir

Junction The Drive / Eaton Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

All Saints stands as one of the finest churches of the 19th century Gothic Revival and the creation of two remarkable men: Thomas Peacey, the…

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All Saints’ Church, Patcham

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YE

Come and visit our 12th Century church with its fascinating Doom Painting, medieval memorial and gravestones in beautiful Patcham…

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Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue

6 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1FF

Shalom and welcome to Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue. ZSTa worked with the Synagogue to complete this imaginative, inspirational and…

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Brighton College Tour

Brighton College , Eastern Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0AL

The College is situated in the Kemp Town district to the east of Brighton. The early parts were designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, RA, 1848 to 1862.…

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Brighton Hippodrome: Heritage and Prospects

The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AF

A lavishly illustrated talk by David Fisher with exhibition of Hippodrome memorabilia between 13:45 and 17:00 while talk not in progress. Many…

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum Tours

Brighton Toy & Model Museum, 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4EB

Looking to revisit your childhood? Or in turn want to see what your parents/grandparents or even great grandparents used to play with? … ……

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 2 - The Floral Clock Circular

Start: top of Palmeira Square at the Floral Clock, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

There are nearly 100 commemorative plaques in the city of Brighton and Hove. Placed by various bodies - the Council and The Regency Society…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 3 - The Old Town of Brighton

Start: Old Steine, northeast corner of St James' Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

There are nearly 100 commemorative plaques in the city of Brighton and Hove. Placed by various bodies - the Council and The Regency Society…

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Embassy Court, Icon of 20th Century Modernism

King's Road, Corner of Western Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PX

Embassy Court was designed by the Canadian architect Wells Coates and completed in 1936. The following year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York…

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Foredown Tower Camera Obscura Demonstration

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN41 2EW

A hidden gem nestled on the edge of the South Downs, Foredown Tower fascinates adults and children alike. This iconic Edwardian water tower stands…

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Guided Walking Tour of Hove Old Cemetery

Brighton & Hove City Council, Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7EF

Mobster, Mutiny and Military Mettle. Walking tour of Hove's Old Cemetery. We visit perhaps the most mendacious grave in the cemetery, that of…

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Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica celebrate The Holy Trinity’s 200th anniversary

Fabrica at Holy Trinity Church, 40 Duke Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica Heritage Open Day: Fabrica are celebrating The Holy Trinity's 200th anniversary 12-2pm: Drop-in to see the former…

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Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica Heritage Open Day

Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Fabrica are celebrating The Holy Trinity's 200th anniversary 12-2pm: Drop-in to see the former Holy Trinity Church, which now operates as a…

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New Venture Theatre

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PT

The New Venture Theatre ( affectionately known as the ‘NVT’) is an amateur theatre which specializes in presenting high quality theatre…

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Ovingdean Excavation Site

Meet at entrance to Ovingdean Church (St Wulfran's), Greenways, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 7BA

Join site director John Skelton for a tour of the church and site of the excavation of a medieval enclosure associated with the late Saxon and…

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Preston Rock Garden

Preston Rock Garden, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6SD

Come and celebrate the 80th birthday of Preston Rock Gardens with a 90 minute guided tour from Andy, the head gardener. Learn about the history…

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Pubs, Banks and Pylons - The Architectural Legacy of John Leopold Denman

Meet at entrance to Brighton Museum, Brighton Museum, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

Recognise this? Yes, it’s one of the two pylons erected in 1928 on the A23 at the borough boundaries to welcome visitors to Brighton . These…

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Regency Brighton from The BA i360

West Pier, Kings Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2FL

NOTE - There are only a few free tickets available for this event so it will quickly fill up. Glide up to 138m to enjoy breath-taking 360o views…

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Roedean: Then and Now - Roedean School Tour

Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 5RQ

Come and walk the corridors of one of the first girls' boarding schools in the country. Hear about how Sir John Simpson's inspiring architecture…

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Saltdean Lido – A Modernist Marvel on the Sussex Coast

Saltdean Park Road, Saltdean, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 8SN

Saltdean Lido was built in 1938 by R.W.H. Jones in the ‘International Style’. With its distinctive gull wings and famous rotunda, its design…

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Spence buildings at the University of Sussex – A Tour by R H Partnership Architects

University of Sussex, Attenborough Centre For the Creative Arts, Gardner Centre Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9RA

RHP will be guiding a tour of three of the major works on the University of Sussex campus to give examples of how they have been given new leases…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street, Brighton , Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4GP

St Bartholomew, Brighton, one of the great churches of the 19th century - the cathedral of what used to be called the 'London-Brighton and South…

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St Helen’s Church Open Days

St Helen’s Church, Hangleton Way/Downsview, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8ER

Listed Grade II, St Helen's has parts variously dated to Late Saxon to Early Norman. It does not feature in Domesday, but certainly was in…

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St Leonard’s Church, Aldrington

St Leonard's Church, 211 New Church Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4DB

St Leonard's Church is the original parish church of Aldrington, Hove In the 1700s a storm destroyed almost all of the church of St Leonard's. It…

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St Mary’s Kemp Town - Visit the Church and Explore our Stories in Stone and Glass (plus Free Recital

Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1PR

St Mary’s Church was built in 1876–8 to designs by Sir William Emerson, PRIBA, and is his only surviving church in Britain. The modest brick…

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St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton

Dyke Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 3LJ

This church is dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen. Until 1873, St Nicholas was the Parish Church of Brighton and…

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Stanmer Village Donkey Wheel Well

Stanmer Church, Stanmer Village, Stanmer, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9PZ

Come to Stanmer Park and visit the 19th century Donkey Wheel Well and the Horse Gin. Guided tours to the Victorian Water catch will be offered…

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TAKE SHELTER! @ Downs Junior School

Downs Junior School, Rugby Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6ED

New for HODs 2017! Hidden away under the playground at Downs Junior School is an amazing original WW2 Air Raid Shelter. Constructed in 1939, the…

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The Chattri Memorial

Meet at Braypool Lane at the brow of the hill, Patcham, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8ZH

Discover one of Brighton's links with India. During the First World War (1914-18) over one and a half million Indian army soldiers saw active…

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The Development of North Laine as Brighton’s Industrial and Commercial Suburb

Meet at: entrance to Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

Join Peter Crowhurst, co-producer of the recently published ‘North Laine Book’, for a wander through the streets and twittens of North…

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The Fascinating Mr Ranger and Early British Concrete Heritage

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

William Ranger was born in Ringmer, Sussex, at the end of the 18th century but spent many of his formative years in Brighton; where he worked with…

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The Feibusch Nativity Mural At St Wilfrid’s

St. Wilfrids Flats, Whippingham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3PZ

The stunning mural painted by Hans Feibusch in 1939 has been unseen for thirty seven years. This is a unique opportunity to view. The mural…

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The Grand Cemetery Tour

Meet in the Woodvale Crematorium car park on Bear Road, Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

A walk through the Victorian necropolis, noting the many monuments and mausoleums, pillars, columns, obelisks, angels, urns, sarcophagi and…

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The Level - The People’s Park?

MaClaren Pavilion, The Level, Ditchling Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4ZN

Join Elspeth Broady and friends from The Level Communities Forum for this guided walk around The Level and some of the surrounding area. We’ll…

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The Level’s Velo Cafe - Building in a Landscape

Meet on south side of former Velo Cafe, The Level (next to the play area looking towards St Peter's Church), The Level, Union Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 9SY

Sasha Bhavan, Senior Architect at Knox Bhavan Architects,discusses the design and construction of the award-winning building The Velo Café. The…

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The  Lewes Road Cemeteries: Paths of Glory

Meet Extra-Mural Cemetery Entrance Gates on Lewes Road, Lewes Road Vogue Gyratory System, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

Join Maire McQueeney for a 2 hour twilight stroll in Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery and Woodvale to visit the 11 lodges, chapels, mausoleum, and…

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Whitehawk Camp - Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure or Stone Age Circle?

Meet: Corner of Manor Hill and Queensway, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Fed up with Regency architecture? Come along and explore the first visible enclosing of a large communal space in our region. Situated in a…

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Discover Faces of the Fort at the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

The Redoubt Fortress is one of only three surviving Napoleonic Redoubts in the UK and is recognised by English Heritage as being of national…

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Explore Eastbourne’s Heritage

Eastbourne Heritage Centre, The Tower House, 2 Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BT

Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park - the Duke’s Pleasure Ground - describes how in 1872 the 7th Duke of Devonshire realised that the success of his…

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Explore The Hermitage in Eastbourne’s Historic Manor Gardens

Manor Gardens, Borough Lane, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8BB

Manor Gardens was purchased from the Davis-Gilbert family in 1923. The former Manor House was used as the Towner Art Gallery and local history…

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Living on the Edge: 8,000 Years by the Sea - A Guided Tour

The Pavilion, 71 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

Explore the free ‘Living on the Edge’ exhibition by Heritage Eastbourne and the National Trust at The Pavilion in an exclusive tour at…

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Motcombe Dovecote: Hear stories of Rats, Ruins and the Regeneration of this Historic Building

Motcombe Gardens, Motcombe Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1PU

This year's Heritage Open Days gives Eastbourne visitors a chance to see inside the usually closed Motcombe Dovecote and discover the story of…

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Alexandra Park Greenhouse

1 St. Helens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2LG

Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group are restoring the 1934 greenhouse in Alexandra Park Hastings and plan to use it as a community horticultural…

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BOHEMIA WALLED GARDEN ASSOCIATION

Summerfields Wood, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1EX

A great chance to see the Bohemia Walled Garden which was once a kitchen garden in the grounds of the Victorian Bohemia Estate and is now situated…

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Guided Walk of the Stade and Fishing Quarter

The Fishermans Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Free guided walk of The Stade (the fishing area of Hastings) led by friendly and knowledgeable local volunteers. The Stade is a richly diverse…

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Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group

Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AU

This year's static display will feature the Classis Britannica, the naval arm of the Roman Legions. On display will be pieces of floor and wall…

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Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House , 92 Southover High Street , Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XH

Anne of Cleves House is a C15th timber framed Wealden Hall House, on Southover High Street in Lewes, East Sussex. It formed part of the annulment…

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Lewes Prison

H M Prison, 1 Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1EA

A rare chance to see inside this imposing Victorian building of 1853 with fine brick and flint walls. The original cell wings radiate from a…

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Priory School Chapel

Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN

Priory School Chapel (Mountfield Road, on the south side between Sussex Downs College and Priory School) was completed in 1960 to the design of…

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St Michael’s Church, Lewes

156-158 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XU

The parish church of St. Michael-in-Lewes is distinguished by its 13th century round tower and slender shingled spire. This is one of only three…

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Sussex Police/East Sussex Fire and Rescue HQ - Malling House Tour

Sussex Police, Malling House, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ

Have you ever wondered where a Chief Constable or Chief Fire Officer works? Now is your opportunity to peer behind the scenes! You are invited to…

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Touching the Past

Lewes Castle & Museums, Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE

Barbican House is a timber-framed building with a Georgian frontage located in the Lewes Conservation area adjacent to the castle. This is an…

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Explore Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol, High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LG

Discover Pevensey's former Court House, Gaol and Town Hall dating back to Tudor times. Visit the Old Court Room and Dock as it was used until…

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Cable Hut

The Cable Hut, Cuckmere Haven, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AR

The Cable Hut was built in 1911 as a telegraph relay station between London and France. The cables were cut during WWII and the hut turned into a…

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The Dovecote at Westdean near Alfriston

Old Coach House, The Lane, Westdean, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AL

The 14th century Dovecote was conserved in 2010 using local Wadhurst clay tiles, Hever woods oak and North Downs chalk. It is now an RSPB site for…

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The SPACE - Still, Life

St Johns Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6HP

The SPACE is a disused site owned by Network Rail which presents artists' temporary installations and events from March to October. The SPACE has…

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Sheffield Park and Garden

National Trust, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX

This year, we are exploring the passions and obsessions of the 3rd Earl of Sheffield, Henry North Holroyd. This Victorian gentleman lived a life…

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Blackfriars’ Barn Cellar

Blackfriars Barn, A259, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AA

The cellar under Blackfriars' Barn dates from the early 14th century. The site was used as a barn in the 19th century but, demolition of the barn…

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Wesley’s Methodist Chapel

Wesley's Methodist Chapel, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EY

John Wesley came first to Sussex in 1758 and to Winchelsea in 1771. When he returned in 1789 he was able to preach in Winchelsea's first Methodist…

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Winchelsea Court Hall & Museum

Winchelsea Court Hall, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EA

The Court Hall is a medieval building housing the Town Museum on its upper floor. In the Museum the "Winchelsea Story" is retold starting with the…

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Sky Heroes - Kenley Revival Project

Kenley airfield, Caterham, Greater London, CR8

The Kenley Revival Project free public event ‘Sky Heroes’ will be taking place at Kenley airfield and Portcullis Club field from noon – 5pm…

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The Guildhall

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, KT1 1EU

See inside the Mayor's Parlour and meet the Mayor or Deputy Mayor. See the Council Chamber, Queen Anne Suite, Cabinet Office and Charter…

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Codlings, Costards and Biffins

The Royal Horticultural Society, 80 Vincent Square, London, Greater London, SW1P 2PE

Join us for a special viewing of our exhibition ‘Codlings, Costards and Biffens’ and a tour of materials from the library collections.…

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Crystal Palace Subway - Open Day

Crystal Palace Subway, Crystal Palace Parade, London, Greater London, SE19 1LG

The Crystal Palace subway is a beautifully designed and crafted relic of Victorian construction hidden under the A212 at Crystal Palace Parade.…

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Dinosaur Day - Behind the Scenes Conservation Tours

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, London, Greater London, SE20 8DT

Bring the family down to Crystal Palace Park to get up close and personal with the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. Following major conservation…

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Dinosaur Day - Drawing Workshop

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, London, Greater London, SE20 8DT

Come and join local artist and designer David Vallade to try your hand at drawing one of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. Suitable for ages 5+ The…

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Discovering Stratford Village 1890-1990

Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London, Greater London, E15 1EL

'Discovering Stratford Village: Unfolding Stories' is an engaging and lively drop-in session taking place at Stratford Library. The session is…

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Dr Johnson’s House

Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, Greater London, EC4A 3DE

Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel…

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Gilwell Park - Heritage Activity Day

The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, London, Greater London, E4 7QW

The historic landscape of Gilwell Park has transformed over centuries from a hunting lodge to a farm, a regency pleasure palace to a family estate…

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Handel’s Water Music: 300 years

The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ

Discover the music of composer George Frideric Handel, one of Britain's most celebrated eighteenth-century musicians and a major supporter of the…

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London Fo Guang Shan

London Fo Guang Temple, 84 Margaret Street, London, Greater London, W1W 8TD

Heritage Open Days - open 3 days - Thursday, 7/9, Saturday, 9/9, and Sunday, 10/9. Opening times: 9:30 am to 5 pm, no lunch break. Guided tour of…

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Roundhouse

The Roundhouse Theatre, Chalk Farm Road, London, Greater London, NW1 8EH

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as…

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St Anne’s Limehouse - Tower Open Day

Newell Street/Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, Greater London, E14 7HP

A rare opportunity to view the inside of St Anne’s, to climb the top of tower and see the clock mechanism and bells. Members of the Docklands…

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St. George’s German Lutheran Church

St. Georges German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, Off Leman Street, London, Greater London, E1 8EB

Open in 1763, St. George's German Lutheran Church is the oldest surviving German Church building in Britain. The church closed for regular worship…

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The Bells and Bellringing at Christchurch, Hampstead

Christchurch, Hampstead Square, London, Greater London, NW3 1AB

An opportunity to find out about the church and bells of Christchurch, Hampstead, and to talk to local ringers about how the bells are rung. What…

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The Bells of Stepney

St. Dunstans & All Saints Church, Stepney High Street, London, Greater London, E1 0NR

Stepney's bells have rung out for at least 600 years and are among the bells named in the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons'. English Change…

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The House Mill

House Mill Trust , The Millers House, Three Mill Lane, London, Greater London, E3 3DU

The World's largest surviving tidal mill. A 5-storey, timber-framed, brick-clad timber watermill with four waterwheels, originally built 1776 to…

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The Royal Philatelic Society London

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London, Greater London, W1G 6JY

Come and have a look round this grand Georgian building in the centre of Marylebone, home of the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL). The RPSL…

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Young Artists’ Platform: Handel’s Heroes and Heroines

The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ

Discover the music of composer George Frideric Handel, one of Britain's most celebrated eighteenth-century musicians and a major supporter of the…

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Markfield Beam Engine and Museum

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, Markfield Park, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, Greater London, N15 4RB

The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is located in Markfield Park and the site consists of the remains of the Tottenham sewage treatment works and…

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Bentley Priory Museum: Themed Tours

Bentley Priory Museum, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 3FB

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. In a beautiful Georgian mansion, Bentley Priory Museum was once HQs FC during the Battle of…

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St Laurence’s Church, Upminster

St. Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Greater London, RM14 2BB

St Laurence's Church stands at the centre of the community of Upminster as a place of worship, prayer and quiet reflection. There has been a…

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Granary Creative Arts Centre

The Granary, Brockwood Farm, Brockwood, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LQ

Visit this charming old Granary, one of the largest of its kind still standing, you can still see the chalk marks on the walls by farmers weighing…

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Long Barn

The Old Sheep Fair, Bishops Sutton Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9EJ

Lavender has a long and ancient history in England: Romans lined their bed sheets with the flower to help with bed bugs, Elizabeth I carried…

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Matterley Bowl

off A31 alresford road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO21 1HW

Join us for a guided tour of this stunning natural amphitheatre within the South Downs National Park. Originally of glacial formation, the…

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The Grange at Northington Hampshire

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

On Friday 8 September only, tours will be offered of the interior and exterior of the Grange (at no charge). The exterior is normally open, but…

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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections - Open Day

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, High Street, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH

Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White’s life-long investigation of the natural world, culminating in his world-famous…

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The Vyne Historic House, Gardens and Rooftop Walkway

The Vyne , Vyne Road, Sherborne St.John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

On Saturday 9th September stroll around the nine hectares of garden surrounding the house at The Vyne, which have been tweaked and altered for…

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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

This modest red-brick building tucked away in a quiet corner of Hampshire houses an unexpected treasure – an epic series of large-scale murals,…

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Fort Nelson Heritage Open Day

The Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN

Don’t miss Fort Nelson’s Conservator, Matthew Hancock, delivering a series of talks as part of the National Heritage Open Days event on…

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HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection

H M S Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1AS

A rare opportunity to take a guided tour of the HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection. The Collection consists, mainly, of Royal Navy Wireless and…

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National Aerospace Library

The National Aerospace Library, The Hub Q134, Fowler Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7JP

Since its formation in 1866, the Library of the Royal Aeronautical Society has evolved into the National Aerospace Library (NAL) to become one of…

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“Roll up - Roll up.  Don’t be Shy & Give it a Try”

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…

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‘Elements’ by the Scrap Happy Quilters

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

The Scrap Happy Quilters not only get crafty with scraps but they also get very creative depicting local scenes and heritage themes as part of…

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‘Forgotten Disasters’ (Royal Navy)

Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG

Author and historian Richard Jones has dedicated his life to the research of shipwrecks and other historic disasters. Over 20 years of research…

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