Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern‐day Navy.Live and breathe our nation's naval heritage through three of the most important warships…

Aldershot Military Museum

The story of Aldershot Military Town, and the civil towns of Aldershot and Farnborough. The gallery is sited within one of the only two surviving barrack bungalows built in North Camp in the 1890s. Within it you can see recreated barrack displays of the 1890s and 1950s, or…

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Managed by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also the home of the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble and Automart. Whether your interest is as an individual,…

Explosion Museum Of Naval

Welcome to Explosion, museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK ‐ tracing Naval ordnance from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Gulf War.Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval…

Action Stations

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you to the heart of today's modern Royal Navy. From the action movie Command Approved PG shown in our state of the art 275 seat cinema to the true to life helicopter, weapons and operations room simulators you'll soon find…

Bucklers Hard Village and

Buckler's Hard is a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest. Historically, it is famed as the place where some of the ships of Nelson's fleet were built, but whether your interest is as a visitor ‐…

Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

The famous writer Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of…

City Museum and Records

The Records Office is housed in the same building as Portsmouth City Museum. It holds the official records of Portsmouth City Council which survive from the 14th century; local Anglican and Non‐Conformist church registers and records from 16th century; large collections of material deposited by local businesses,…

Eastney Beam Engine House

Beam engine house contains a pair of James Watt beam engines and reciprocal pumps restored to their original 1887 condition.Access for disabled visitors is limited, please phone for details. Open and 'in steam' the last complete weekend of every month. April‐March except December 1.00pm‐5.00pm Last admission 30 minutes…

Museum of Archaeology

The Museum of Archaeology in Southampton displays artefacts from prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and medieval Southampton. It also has objects from outside Southampton, including some from ancient Egypt. God's House Tower itself is a fascinating historic building. God's House Tower stands at the south‐east corner of…

Natural History Museum and

The museum tells the story of the wild things of the riverbank, marshes, woods and urban areas of Portsmouth. Have a look for the heron stalking its prey and the brent geese coming into land after their 3000 km flight from the arctic. You can also…

Place Mill

Place Mill is open from 5th April to the end of September 2014, Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admittance is FREE.Place Mill is a carefully restored Anglo‐Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay in the attractive Priory Quarter, only a few minutes' walk from…

Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

Follow the fortunes of the Regiment's active service including the Battle of Minden, Germany in 1759 through wars in China, Afghanistan, India the Mutiny and the North West Frontier, and South Africa to the great campaigns of the First and Second World Wars. The Regiment Museum comprises…

Royal Marines Museum

Entrench yourself in the colourful and exciting history of the Royal Marines, brought to life through dramatic and interactive displays. The story of the Royal Marines begins in 1664 when A Marine Regiment was first formed. It continues to the present day, where you can find out more…

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, where you can dive into the past and the future Explore our Visitor Centre, take a virtual tour of the Museum and HMS Alliance, our key exhibit. The Submarine Museum holds a wide and varied collection, totalling over 4,000 objects under…

Southampton Maritime Museum

The museum contains displays relating to Southampton's history as a trading and passenger port. There is a collection of large model ships, including a model of the Queen Mary. The museum has been gifted or acquired a large number of items relating to the Titanic disaster.…

Spitbank Fort

A massive man‐made island, sitting a mile offshore from Portsmouth Harbour, Spitbank Fort is one of the most unusual military buildings ever constructed and one of the most unique venues to be found anywhere.During June, July and August you can visit the spectacular Spitbank Fort on Sunday afternoons…

Army Medical Services Museum

The museum is located in the Defence Medical Services Training Centre, Keogh Barracks, on Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett in Surrey. The collections on display include uniforms & insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances, an ambulance train ward coach, a carriage used by Florence Nightingale during the…

Gilbert White House and

The attractive village of Selborne and its beautiful countryside is famous for its association with the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White. Through Gilbert White's writings, the garden is probably one of the best documented of its type and is gradually being restored. Already established are his…

Hospital of St Cross

Set in open meadow land to the south of Winchester, the Hospital of St Cross was founded in the 1130's by Bishop Henry of Blois for thirteen poor men, feeble and so reduced in strength that they can scarcely or not at all support themselves without other…

Intech Hampshire Technology Centre

INTECH is a unique, exciting interactive centre, which was formed in 1985 and is administered by the educational charity, The Hampshire Technology Centre Trust Ltd, with the specific purpose of promoting the knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM. The purpose built 3500 square…

Kings Royal Hussars Regimental

The regimental museum for The King's Royal Hussars is located with Home Headquarters South in Peninsula Barracks in Winchester. The museum is open to the public and gives an excellent account of the history of The King's Royal Hussars and its former regiments. As well as…

Milestones - Hampshires Living

Imagine an open‐air museum inside a massive modern building a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub... dating from Victorian times and the 1930s it's fun... a surprise around every corner…

New Forest Museum and

Share the secrets of the New Forest at the New Forest Museum in Lyndhurst, Hampshire.The museum features displays on every aspect of life in the New Forest and details of its intriguing history. Who are the verderers What is the common of mast Are New Forest ponies wild…

Red House Museum and

The Red House Museum & Gardens, situated in the heart of the historic Borough of Christchurch, is an oasis of tranquility. Built as a workhouse in 1764, the building now houses a multitude of fascinating objects which reflect the social and natural history of the area, its…

Rockbourne Roman Villa

The remains of a large Roman Villa were discovered in 1942, and were excavated between 1956 and 1974 by the local amateur archaeologist A T Morley Hewitt. In 1972 a purpose‐built site museum was created to display the important collection of artefacts found during the excavations.After the site…

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

The Sammy Miller museum houses the finest collection of fully restored motorcycles in Europe, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning 7 decades of motorcycling for sport and for pleasure. There are over 300 rare and classic motorcycles on display in four galleries.This is a living…

Solent Sky Museum

The Solent Sky depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and Hampshire. This small geographical area was arguably the most important area in the world for aircraft experimental and development work also for civil and military aircraft operation. The Museum tells the story of 26 aircraft…

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill is a working mill with historic machinery including 14 power looms, winding frames, warping mill and an undershot waterwheel. The waterwheel was installed in 1890 to provide power to all the mill's machinery. The wheel is still operating and the belt drives, pulleys…

Winchester City Mill

Spanning the River Itchen, this water‐powered corn mill was first recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086. Rebuilt in 1744, it remained in use until the turn of the last century and has now been restored to full working order. The waterwheel and machinery turn daily…

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