Gosport

Properties and events in Gosport

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Bastion Days: explore the defences

Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bastion No.1 is a scheduled monument, a rare surviving section of the Gosport Defence Lines. This self-led tour enables you to explore the site, understand its history, and talk to the 'Friends' to learn more...

Castles, schools and velodromes

The White Hart Pub, 195 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1SE
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the story of Gosport Park and the area on this circular guided walk, laced with lots of snippets of local history along the route

Explore St Mark’s Cemetery

St Marks Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join a guided tour of St Mark’s Cemetery, covering the history of the site of St Mark’s church and some of the famous people buried there

Feeding the Navy

The Pump House Cafe, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided walk of Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, the former supply base for the Navy.

Flora and Funerary at Anns Hill Cemetery

Anns Hill Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JX
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided walk around Anns Hill Victorian cemetery

Friday the 13th @ Slaughterhouse

The Slaughterhouse, Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The event will showcase the plans to revitalise this historic building into a vibrant cradle for creative expression and community engagement.

Gosport Pubs: Past & Present

The Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy this illustrated talk on the history of pubs in Gosport, many are no longer standing but some are still serving beers...

Gosport's Green Buses - Provincial over the years

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower - car park area, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Provincial Society again presents a gathering of the famous green and cream buses of the Provincial Bus Company, within the grounds of Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.

Gosport's Victorian Gardens

Meet by dial sculpture and memorial, Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1RR
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit some of Gosport's lesser-known but glorious gardens on this circular guided walk, laced with lots of snippets of local history along the route.

Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery

51 Clayhall Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Since 1753, 'Dead Man's Mile' was the much-traveled funeral procession route from Haslar RN Hospital to the nearby cemetery. This talk and guided tour explore the history and the beauty of this site...

HMS Sultan - Aircraft Tours

HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided tour around the different aircraft used for training at HMS SULTAN.

HMS Sultan - Airfield Museum Tour

Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore this fascinating museum within the grounds of HMS Sultan.

HMS Sultan – Fort Rowner Tour

HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided tour around one of the Palmerston Forts, built to defend Portsmouth from a possible French invasion...

HMS Sultan – Marine Engineering Museum Tour

HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore this fascinating museum within the grounds of HMS Sultan with displays spanning 120 years of naval engineering

Hovercraft Chronicles: From Invention to Modern Marvels

Onboard the Princess Anne at Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Lee on Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NS
In person
Pre-booking required

Journey through the intriguing history of hovercrafts at the world’s only Hovercraft Museum.

In the Centre of Lee-on-the-Solent

St. Faiths Church, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NF
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided tour around Victoria Square to hear the intertwined history of this Victorian new town and St Faith's Church.

Powder Monkey Brewery Experience

Powder Monkey Brewery, 67 Heritage Way, Priddys hard, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4FL
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy an insider's tour of the Powder Monkey Brewery and hear about the tradition of brewing beer and its connection to the Navy...

Royal Hospital Haslar: Past & Present

Main Gate of Haslar Hospital site (Guides will direct you to St Lukes Church), Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2FB
In person
Pre-booking required

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

Shipwreck Archaeology on the Beach

On the beach close to Jolly Roger pub., Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Try your hand at shipwreck archaeology on the beach! Under guidance from the Nautical Archaeology Society learn how to record a real shipwreck, then use that information to discover the history of the vessel when it was still afloat...

Shore Leave Haslar - A Haven for Veterans

The Memorial Gardens, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2FA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Memorial Garden at Haslar to find out about the historic past of the garden and the present-day work of horticultural therapy for veterans.

The Dark Side of Gosport

Outside The Conservative Club, 2 Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Be thrilled by this guided walk along Gosport High Street, listening to stories about slavery, ghosts, suicide, baby farming, poisoning, and under-the-counter Victorian photography! This event is for over 18's only.

The Institute of Naval Medicine (INM)

Crescent Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DL
In person
Pre-booking required

An introduction to the history of INM and the Historic Collections displayed in Monckton House, a Grade II listed building. After a brief presentation, you will see displays of heritage materials related to the history and practice of naval medicine

The Worlds Only Hovercraft Museum!

The Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NS
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Hovercraft Museum's collection is unique, irreplaceable, and inspiring, including five craft listed on The National Historic Ships register. It's a great visit for fact-loving enthusiasts and also families who just wanna have fun...

Wot THAT Walpole?

Alverstoke Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET
In person
Pre-booking not required

The story of Thomas Walpole, former Rector of St. Mary Alverstoke, and his relationship with the First Prime Minister of Great Britain...

WWII ARP 'Bunker'

ARP Bunker, The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2JU
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the WWII Air Raid Precaution Building, which was used as a headquarters for various organisations during the Second World War.