Hampshire

Properties and events in Hampshire

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'If music be the food of love, play on!' A concert by Courtlye Musick with Scott Free

The Pilgrims' Hall, The Pilgrims' School, 3 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT
In person
Pre-booking required

'If music be the food of love, play on!' A concert to appeal to the lovers of Early Music and the magic of Shakespeare.

200 years to the day

Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

On the 8th September 1824 the first bridge from Langstone to the island was opened. Almost immediately Hayling Island changed forever.

A Glorious Name: how the roads, barracks and buildings of military Aldershot got their names

Aldershot Military Museum, Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The names of the roads and buildings of Aldershot garrison are a roll-call of British military history and of the history of the Camp. This illustrated talk looks at meanings behind these names and how they came to be used in the Aldershot garrison.

A step back in time: The storied past of St Giles Hill Park

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking required

A 90-minute guided walk up and around St Giles Hill - including the hilltop park with views across the centre of Winchester - led by local historian and noted horticulturalist Dr Harry Mycock.

A walk through the water meadows to St Cross

Winchester Cathedral, Outer Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk of historical interest from central Winchester to St Cross and back. About 2 miles.

A walking tour of Medieval Winchester

Winchester Westgate, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP
In person
Pre-booking required

This walking tour led by Dr Cindy Wood will explore medieval Winchester - looking at the characters who lived in various properties and churches in the city which are now lost.

Abbey House Open Day

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

On Saturday 7th September, Abbey House will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Abbey House is the official residence of the Mayor of Winchester, and is not usually open to the public.

Alton Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground

39 Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2DA
In person
Pre-booking not required

This Grade II* building, built in 1672, is the second oldest purpose built Quaker Meeting House in the country. Important features include the wooden gallery screen, early safe and the date in the wall. In 2022 it celebrated its 350th anniversary.

Archive Tour

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at the Museum archive

Archive Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College's Archives.

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...

Behind the scenes at Furzey Gardens' Plant Nursery - private tour

Furzey Gardens, School Lane, Minstead, Hampshire, SO43 7GL
In person
Pre-booking required

Rarely open to the public, this private tour takes you behind the scenes at Furzey Gardens. Meet our inclusive gardening team and find out about their work at this unique heritage garden, where people with learning disabilities find their place.

Berengaria of Navarre, Queen and Lord: Making Connections in Medieval Europe

The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Berengaria of Navarre, often forgotten queen of England, forged partnerships and connections across Western Europe during her marriage and beyond. This talk explores connections, friendships, and alliances in medieval Europe.

Bicentennial Celebration Event

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS
In person
Pre-booking required

200 years ago, 8th September 1824, the first bridge between Langstone & Hayling Island was opened. This illustrated presentation will discuss the reasons behind the building of a bridge, and outline the construction of the first and 1956 replacement.

Bishop's Waltham Palace and Museum

Bishop's Waltham Museum, Bishop's Waltham Palace, Station Road, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1SB
In person
Pre-booking required

Come for guided tours of the fascinating buildings of Bishop's Waltham Palace, started in the 12th century by the Bishop of Winchester. The Palace was so grand all the Tudor Monarchs stayed there.

Bisterne Manor: Guided Tour by owners

Bisterne Manor House, Bisterne, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3BN
In person
Pre-booking required

Bisterne Manor: dragons, wars and history

Brading Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall, High street, Brading, Hampshire, PO36 0ED
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Brading Old Town Hall heritage room this Heritage Open Days.

Bullington Church Fete and Tithe Tour

Church Farm, Lower Bullington, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3RE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A traditional Sunday afternoon church fete preceded on Friday by an escorted walk from the Bullington Village Hall to St Michael and All Angels, which lies next to the River Dever.

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

Chesil Theatre

Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Medieval listed building in the heart of Winchester, now used by Winchester Dramatic Society as a theatre.

Churchill's Spaniards - a talk by author Séan Scullion

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

An engaging talk about an often overlooked aspect of military history

Classic & Sports Car Parade

St Catherine's Park & Ride, Garnier Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NP
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Classic car parade around Winchester city centre! Cars will gather at the St Catherine's Park & Ride before forming up to leave together at 1200 for a tour of the city centre where they may be seen from many vantage points.

College Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College, led by an experienced and friendly guide. The tour focuses on the school's history and medieval architecture.

Connecting With Nature

Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore the forest school at Highfield and Brookham School in Liphook and connect with nature. Ages 4-6 (siblings welcome).

Connecting With Nature

Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore the forest school at Highfield and Brookham School in Liphook and connect with nature. Ages 2+ (younger siblings welcome).

CWGC Tours 2024 - Southampton Old Cemetery

Southampton Old Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7NN
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Commonwealth War Graves Commission tour of Southampton Old Cemetery.

Display at The Elms - Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation Canal

Waterloo Room, The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3LH
In person
Pre-booking required

Display of documents and maps on the Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation Canal that was never completed from the home of the Chairman of investors.

Engineering Open Weekend

The Watercress Line, Ropley Station, Bighton Hill, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9SQ
Online & In person
Pre-booking not required

On the 14th and 15th of September, enjoy a Behind the Scenes look through The Watercress Line’s Engineering Hub at Ropley Station and discover what’s involved in renovating and maintaining a steam locomotive.

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

Family Backstage Tour at Theatre Royal Winchester

22-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking required

A backstage tour of Theatre Royal Winchester for families that takes in the stage, dressing rooms and backstage areas.

Family Craft Activities - Winchester College

Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for some family-friendly craft activities based on our Treasury museum collections.

Family History Support Session

Old Town Hall, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Do your family hail from the Borough of Havant? Pop in and find them in the census, via our online and extensive off line resources and start your genealogical journey

Farnborough Hill - Celebrating 135 years in Farnborough

312 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Farnborough Hill, founded in 1889, is a leading Catholic independent day school for girls. Set in a Grade I listed building it is also the former home to the Empress Eugéne, the wife of Napoleon III.

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.

Fellows' Library Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College's Fellows' Library.

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

Flora Twort’s War: the wartime diary of a Hampshire artist

11 College St, 11 College St, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Flora Twort was an artist in Petersfield, remembered for her sketches and paintings of the town before WWII. Wendy Couchman, a local author & artist will give a talk about her research into Flora's life and work

Former RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine man carrying centrifuge - Farnborough

1 Centrifuge Way, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6GF
In person
Pre-booking required

The Farnborough Centrifuge played a key role in aviation medicine research during its 64 year life (1955 - 2019). This is an opportunity to see this unique and impressive example of 1950's British engineering (Grade II listed).

Former Royal Aircraft Establishment 24 foot Wind Tunnel Building Q121

Hall Road, O'Gorman Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7EP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Saved for the Nation in 1993 when the Ministry of Defence set out to demolish and sell the former RAE Site, the wind tunnel buildings are now listed and during Heritage Open Days we are able to visit the 24-foot tunnel in Building Q121.

Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN
In person
Pre-booking required

History-lovers will have the rare chance to go behind the scenes at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson and see pieces of the national collection of artillery not usually on show to the public, during Heritage Open Days.

Free entry to Gilbert White's House & Gardens

High Street, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Gilbert White's House & Gardens for free!

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.

Friends of the New Forest Heritage Centre

Mosquito Way, Bransgore, Christchurch, Hampshire, BH23 8HE
In person
Pre-booking required

To inform and educate residents and visitors to the New Forest about the local aviation heritage and the twelve airfields, through our Heritage Centre and outreach programme. To preserve the information and memories that we hold in trust.

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.

Guided Tour of Old Hyde House on Hyde Street, ADAM Architecture offices

Old Hyde House, 75 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DW
In person
Pre-booking required

Old Hyde House on Hyde Street was built on part of the original Hyde Abbey Precinct, established in the northern suburb of the city in the twelfth century. Visitors will have a tour of its architectural history and broader historical context.

Guided Walks at St. Denys Church

St. Denys Church Centre, Dundee Road, Hampshire, SO17 2ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy guided walks at a beautiful Victorian church while learning interesting insights into St. Denys Parish Church. Our guided walks will uncover the hidden history of our lovely Grade II Listed Victorian church, designed by George Gilbert Scott.

Hampshire Chronicle

5 Upper Brook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Hampshire Chronicle's office and meet the team.

Hampshire Cultural Trust store tour

Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RB
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of the Hampshire Cultural Trust collections held at the Chilcomb House stores

Hampshire Regency Dancers

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hampshire Regency Dancers will be in the Great Hall, Winchester on 7th September 2024, demonstrating dances from the Regency era. The opportunity for audience participation will be part of each dance session.

Hampshire Scout Heritage Centre

Ferny Crofts, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ
In person
Pre-booking required

An opportunity for the public to visit the Heritage Centre on this otherwise private site and gain an insight into the origins and activities of the Scout movement in Hampshire (and beyond) through the years.

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...

Havant Gazebo Garden

The Gazebo, East Pallant, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1EA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The beautiful garden is open all year but the Gazebo itself, a place from which to gaze, will be open for you to explore and some interpretation will be available to explain why it was created

Heritage Backstage Tour at Theatre Royal Winchester

22-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking required

Learn about the theatre building's history in this 75 minute backstage tour that takes in the stage, dressing rooms, 400-seat auditorium and fly tower.

Heritage Model Railway and D-day exhibition

The Green, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Heritage Model Railway, designed by Peter Goss in 2014 and portraying our village in the run up to D-day 1944, will be on display in the Church-on-the-Green, alongside an exhibition about the village in WW2.

Heritage Weekend/21st Year of FoSOC

Cemetery Road, Cemetery Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7AF
In person
Pre-booking required

For one day only 8th September, FoSOC will be having a guided Heritage walk combined with the 21st year of FoSOC being formed. Long forgot stories and a lovely walk through part of the Old Cemetery. There is a display in the Non-Conformist Chapel.

Historic Walking Tours at Silchester Roman City Walls & Amphitheatre

Silchester Roman City Walls & Amphitheatre, Silchester, Silchester, Silchester, Hampshire, RG7 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Stepping into the Roman footsteps, learn about how the archaeological investigations have brought history to life and how the city walls history has taught us about life as a Roman and more!

Historic Winchester - Super Explorer Trail

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Experience 4 sites in Winchester, completing tasks to become a Super Explorer!

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

Hockley Water Mill

3 Hockley Mill, Church Lane, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hockley Watermill, Church Lane, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1NT Open 11 to 4 Sunday 8 September Guided tours by members of the Hampshire Mills Group of an unusual watermill which was originally part of Hockley Farm

Horsepower The King's Royal Hussars Museum

Horsepower, The Museum of the King's Royal Hussars, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free museum entry from 6th-15th September! Come down from 6th-15th September to explore the history of Horsepower at Hampshire's only museum of Cavalry.

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.

Hyde900: ‘Want your garden dug?’ How the community archaeological excavation of Hyde Abbey is revealing its historic layout. An illustrated talk by Dr John Crook

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO237DF
In person
Pre-booking required

Dr Crook, architectural advisor to Hyde900, discusses the layout of Hyde Abbey, a major medieval monastery, obliterated under Henry VIII. The community archaeological excavations have added significantly to our knowledge of the abbey’s core buildings

Hyde900: Display of Copy of Medieval Liber Vitae of New Minster and Hyde Abbey

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Believed to date from 1031, the Liber Vitae (the 'Book of Life') of New Minster and Hyde Abbey recorded the daily life of the New Minster and (after 1110) of Hyde Abbey.

Hyde900: Emma of Normandy - the medieval queen that Netflix has yet to discover. A talk by Don Bryan

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking required

Emma of Normandy. ‘ Who?’ I hear you ask. Wife of two kings (Aethelred II, the Unready, and King Cnut) mother of two kings (Harthacnut and Edward the Confessor). Don Bryan will tell us why this extraordinary woman deserves to be better known.

Hyde900: Exhibition of Finds Discovered in Hyde900 Community Digs

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the finds discovered in local gardens during community excavations from 2016 to 2023.

Hyde900: Hidden in Hyde - a trail

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO237DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Follow this self-guided trail for children (and adults!) to discover the evidence of the remains of the Abbey hidden all around Hyde.

Hyde900: Hyde Abbey Heritage – A guided walk

King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking required

Hyde Abbey Heritage – a guided walk in the footsteps of the monks and pilgrims who frequented Hyde Abbey in the days of its Medieval glory.

Hyde900: King Alfred's Last Journey - a child friendly trail between the three burial sites of Alfred the Great.

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO237DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Solve the clues as you follow the trail from Winchester City Museum to Hyde Abbey - King Alfred's resting place and the location of Hyde900's Heritage Open Day events. Discover some fascinating facts along the way.

Hyde900: Medieval tile-making workshop

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking required

An amazing opportunity to have a go at making tiles in the medieval manner!

Hyde900: Saxon Activities Table for Children

St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Experience Saxon childhood through games and activities.

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.

Joan of Navarre's circuitous route to Winchester: The unorthodox making of an English Queen

The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Joan of Navarre is one of England's least known--but most interesting--queens consort. This talk will reveal her very unusual route to becoming Queen of England, including her challenging voyage to Winchester to marry Henry IV in 1403.

Making a Grade 2 listed 1680s town house greener

12 St. Swithun Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9JP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Tour of the house shows what has been done to make it more energy-efficient, covering materials, trades, cost, listed building consent & hassles. New in 2024: hemp and plaster internal insulation of rooms under roof and external wall; heat pump.

Making Connections: Explore Hampshire Archives, connecting the present to the past

Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH
In person
Pre-booking required

Who do you think we are? What do you think we do? Come along to Hampshire Record Office to connect to the past, explore the fascinating world of archives and watch our conservator at work

Marching to War: Deployments from Aldershot from the Zulu War to Afghanistan

Aldershot Military Museum, Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk which tells how soldiers from Aldershot garrison were sent to fight in almost every major conflict from Victorian times to the modern era.

Meet the Anglo-Saxons at The Ark, Winchester

Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join our Anglo-Saxons from 878AD Anglo-Saxon experience

Moon Roast Roastery Tour

Chilton Manor Farm, Chilton Candover, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TX
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit our beautiful roastery and discover the journey of coffee from bean to cup

Movie Night

St. Denys Church and Centre, Dundee Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 2ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy a different movie night where we will be appreciating Railway journeys, featuring Michael Portillo, surrounded by the historical Victorian atmosphere of our lovely St. Denys church!

Museum Tour

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

An exclusive tour of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum

Music Night at St. Denys Church

St. Denys Church Centre, Dundee Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 2ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy a musical night with a concert by local Southampton rock group, 'Sholing Minstrels' in our lovely Victorian church.

Newtimber, foreshore and Langstone

Old Town Hall, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided circular walk along the Lymbourn stream, exploring the Saxon Tithing of Newtimber, the foreshore and Langstone Harbour.

Objects Talk

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

Find out more about the objects cared for by the Museum.

Odiham Historic Centre Sights - a trip on the Basingstoke Canal

Odiham Wharf, London Road, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1AL
In person
Pre-booking required

Odiham Wharf: A chance to take a trip on the Basingstoke Canal

Odiham Historic Centre Sights - The Cross Barn

Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover The Cross Barn, which is Grade II listed and one of the earliest brick-built barns in Hampshire.

Open bell ringing evening

Church Lane, Hambledon, Hambledon, Hampshire, PO7 4RT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bell tower open to view church bells and try your hand a chiming a bell.

Open Choir Rehearsal - Winchester College Quiristers

Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy an open rehearsal of Winchester College's Quiristers in Winchester College's Chapel.

P&G Wells bookshop history talks

P & G Wells Ltd, 11 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7EF
In person
Pre-booking required

P&G Wells is on College Street in Winchester and is (possibly) the oldest bookshop in England. During HODs we will open up the old Bindery & give short talks about the history of the building & the people who worked (and lived) here.

Poetry Routes Networks and Connections: A journey on King Alfred's Buses with the Hampshire Poet

The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Damian Kelly-Basher - Hampshire Poet 2024-26 - for a journey on one of King Alfred’s Buses to hear poems exploring the Heritage Open Days theme of ‘Routes - Networks - Connections’

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...

Rebuilding Bere Mill. Chalenges and rewards

Bere Mill Farm, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Bere Mill is an ancient mill, found in Domesday. The C18th buildings were destroyed by fire in 2018. The talk will concentrate on how the rebuilding was undertaken, placing the mill in its historic context. The renovation won National awards.

Researching Early Black History – A talk by Cheryl Butler

Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking required

Researching Early Black History – records, bias and memory.

Romsey Signal Box

Romsey Signal Box, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8LG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Romsey Signal Box - a Working Museum, with hands-on activities for everyone.

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.

Sandham Memorial Chapel Fete

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9JT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Home to an epic series of large-scale murals by the acclaimed artist Stanley Spencer created to honour the ‘forgotten dead' of the First World War.

Self directed tour of Havant Cemeteries

Havant Cemeteries, New lane/Eastern Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2JF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Havant has a wealth of interesting Cemeteries and this guided walk will introduce you to a number of former citizens each with an interesting story to tell .

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.

Showcasing Hampshire History

Queen Elizabeth II building, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exhibition of stalls and a programme of talks by a number of local history societies which will present a comprehensive picture of what is currently happening in Hampshire history

Southampton Quaker Burial Ground

Brighton Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Southampton Quaker Burial Ground originally opened in 1662.

Southampton Quaker Meeting House

1A Ordnance Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Victorian Quaker Meeting House (1884) to view and discuss its history and design and more!

Spy School in the Woods

The ARC, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Uncovering secrets from the past, we explore the role a wartime spy school concealed deep in Hampshire's New Forrest. Established to train secret agents to 'set Europe ablaze', the school had a lasting legacy that remains relevant today.

St Barbe Inspire Weekend

St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery, New Street, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are throwing open our doors and inviting everyone in for the annual Inspire Weekend - FREE ENTRY all weekend for visitors to come in, explore, engage and find out more about what we do for the local community.

St John the Baptist, St John's Street, Winchester

St. Johns Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Winchester's oldest parish church, St John's, built in the 12th century, is situated on the ancient Pilgrim's Way between Winchester and Canterbury. Described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘a gem'. Come and admire its medieval simplicity and beauty.

St John the Evangelist Church, Northington

St John the Evangelist Church, Church Lane, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A unique and impressive Victorian church designed by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson. Truly magnificent and puts many cathedrals to shame. This tour reveals stories associated with the building, its environment and the Baring family.

St John's Assembly Room, Winchester

St John's House, The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the 18th century Assembly Room on the first floor of St John's House, Winchester

St. Mary's Church Eversley

St. Mary's Church, Church Road, "Ramtops", Eversley, Hampshire, RG27 0PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit St. Mary's to discover some of the hidden stories behind the people who have lived and worshipped nearby through rarely seen artifacts and documents. Our bells and their history will be revealed with a chance to 'have a go' at bellringing.

St. Nicholas Chapel

Langstone Towers, 28 Langstone High Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1RY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beautiful and interesting Chapel in the attractive harbourside Langstone Conservation Area

Standing at a Crossroads - A very short introduction to Petersfield

The Old Courthouse, St. Peters Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Discover more about the historic market town of Petersfield and the role that routes and pathways have played in its history.

Steamship Shieldhall - visit a flagship of the National Historic Fleet!

Berth 110, Western Docks, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join the volunteers on Steamship Shieldhall, and visit the Engine and Boiler Rooms and Bridge on board a flagship of the National Historic Fleet! Located in the heart of Southampton's working docks, there's lots to see and do!

Talk at The Elms - Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation Canal

Waterloo Room, The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3LH
In person
Pre-booking required

Talk on the Portsmouth and Arundel Navigation Canal that was never completed from the home of the Chairman of investors

The Bargate

The Bargate, The High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

From 6 to 8 September we will be opening the Bargate – the very well-known and much loved gateway into the medieval town of Southampton.

The Battle of Waterloo and The Ponsonby Family

Stansted Park, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX
In person
Pre-booking required

During this special tour of the Ponsonby Room at Stansted House, you will learn about Sir Frederick Ponsonby and Sir William Ponsonby's experiences during the Battle of Waterloo and see objects that were on their person during the battle.

The Brickworks Museum

The Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit The Brickworks Museum during Heritage Open Days and come in for free. A great opportunity to find out what this hidden gem of a Hampshire museum is really like...

The Captain Swing Riots of 1830 - Communities Explore Their History*

United Reform Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RZ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Hampshire communities involved in the Captain SWING RIOTS of 1830 are exploring the tragic events which culminated in the Grand Assize in the Great Hall, Winchester followed by executions and mass transportations. This event reports latest findings.

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 Grange, Northington

The Grange, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TZ
In person
Pre-booking required

The Grange, Northington, Hampshire, the foremost example of Greek Revival architecture anywhere in England. Modelled on an Ancient Greek temple, owes its appearance to the architect William Wilkins, who went on to design the National Art Gallery.

The Great Animal Hunt

Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Listen to a family favourite story around the camp fire at Highfield and Brookham School. Then embark on a hunt in the woods for the animals from the story. For children aged 18 months+ (siblings welcome).

The Great Hall with the Westgate Museum

The Caste, Castle Avenue, The Great Hall, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the legendary King Arthur's Round Table with free entrance to The Great Hall and Westgate Museum on 7th September.

The Gregg School Townhill Park House

Townhill Park House, Atlantic Park View, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3RR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the historic Townhill Park estate, owned by Lord and Lady Swaythling in the early 1900s. Wander around the house designed by L.R. Gutherie and through the beautiful formal gardens by Gertrude Jekyll. Home to The Gregg School since 1994.

The history of Berry Bros. & Rudd: a talk and tasting

Hamilton Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6YB
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us in the Basingstoke Shop for a talk on the history of Berry Bros & Rudd, followed by a tasting of some of our most iconic wines and spirits.

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 Vyne

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore a former Tudor powerhouse turned 17th-century family home, set in gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Visit the shop selling locally sourced goods and the cosy Brewhouse tea-room serving light refreshments and beverages.

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...

Tour of Havant Cemeteries

Havant Cemeteries, New lane/Eastern Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2JF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Havant has a wealth of interesting Cemeteries and this guided walk will introduce you to a number of former citizens each with an interesting story to tell .

Tour of St Mary's Old Basing and Lychpit

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 7DJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

An opportunity to visit St Mary's Old Basing and Lychpit. To discover its history and the role it played in the sieges of Basing House, the lives of the Paulet family and the local community.

Tour of Wolvesey Castle, Winchester

Wolvesey Castle, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NB
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, the 12th century palace of the Bishops of Winchester, led by one of Winchester's official Tourist Guides

United Church Anniversary Exhibition

United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

United Church Winchester is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its creation on 8 September 2024. We welcome visitors to see the Grade II interior with various exhibitions and displays.

Vintage Bus Running Day

The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Friends of King Alfred Buses collection of vintage buses dating from 1929 to 1970 will be operating a range of free bus services based on Winchester Broadway from 1000 to 1600.

Wade Court Garden

West Wing, Wade Court, Wade Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2TB
In person
Pre-booking required

The name Wade existed in the Domesday Book as part of the manor of Warblington. Since 2006 the present owners have been restoring the Japanese and Italian style gardens and ornamental lake. Restoration is ongoing but you are invited to visit

War Cloister Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A one-hour tour of Winchester College's war memorial, War Cloister.

Weapons Talk

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

An exclusive look at the weapons held by the Royal Logistic Corps Museum

West Hill Cemetery, Winchester; walking tour

Cemetary Cottage, 15 St. James Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NX
In person
Pre-booking required

This is a guided tour around the West Hill Cemetery in Winchester. Led by Dr Christina Welch (University of Winchester) it will provide an overview of the site from its establishment through to more contemporary times. Do wear appropriate footwear.

Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester, the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex, since at least Saxon times. With over 100 years history, a cafe, a beautiful island garden and a wonderful bookshop.

Winchester City Mill - The Great Pilgrimage

Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0EJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Out There Actions tell the story of the Great Pilgrimage of 1913, when women marched through Winchester on their way to London, campaigning for the Vote. This will be a short performance, repeated throughout the day, on demand.

Winchester City Museum

The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9ES
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy free entrance to Winchester City Museum on 7th September as part of Historic Winchester's Super Explorer event.

Winchester Friends (Quaker) Meeting House

16 Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Exhibition of "Loving Earth Project" Panels of sewn collage celebrating parts of our planet that we value and want to conserve. Visit our lovely Grade II listed Georgian house and peaceful walled garden. Cream teas and refreshments available.

Winchester Literary Tour

Winchester Cathedral, West Door, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Dr Gary Farnell (University of Winchester) for a walking tour of literary Winchester. Follow in the footsteps of writers with Winchester links, from Alfred the Great to Jane Austen, John Keats to Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy to Claire Fuller.

Winchester MG Owners Club classic and sportscar display

The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO238UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A display of classic and sports cars in front of the Great Hall in Winchester

Winchester Muse Poetry Showcase

St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Winchester Muse presents an lively program of poetry based on the HODs 2024 theme. Accomplished poets have been selected from our poetry platform which meets on the second Monday of the month, 1900h at Winchester School of Art.

Winchester's Military Museums

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free admission to all of Winchester's Military Museums on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th September 2024

Woodlands House,Bramdean

Woodlands House, Woodlands, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0HW
In person
Pre-booking required

Art Collection and Award listed Classical House

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.