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One of Fareham's finest buildings, Westbury Manor has a Georgian front and a Victorian rear.
The galleries cover the history of Fareham and its people, including the local industries of brick production and strawberry growing.
Victorian style Garden. Café. Tel. 01329 822063. Admission free.
Open M-S 1000-1700.
The ruins of a 13th century abbey, later converted into a Tudor Mansion with an
impressive turreted gatehouse built across the nave of the church. Admission free.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Oct-Mar).
A National Nature Reserve on the River Meon mostly managed to encourage birds but there are rare wildflowers too.
Dragonflies and butterflies can be seen in summer. Bird watching hides. Visitor Centre with café.
Open Daily 0930-1700 (1600 Oct-Mar).
Bus 21/21A from Bus Station (½ mile from Rail Station which bus 21 also passes) to Hill Head, Solent Road (shortly after Stubbington), then ½ mile walk. 30 minutes journey, M-S about hourly (21/21A combined), morning only on Sat. One-way route through Hill Head so return from the arrival stop. Operated by First.
A town with a strong naval history and panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour. Many of the naval facilities have closed and marinas now occupy the harbour. A 2 mile Waterfront Trail links the Museums with the Bus Station and the ferry which crosses the harbour to Portsmouth.
TI tel. 023 9252 2944.
Displays and exhibits tell the story of Gosport. Gallery with changing exhibitions of art, items from museum collections.
Events programme. Tel. 023 9250 1957. Admission free.
Open M-S 1000-1700.
Bus ½ mile from Gosport Bus Station, see above.
The story of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from early 20th Century to the modern nuclear powered fleet.
There are three submarines plus photographs, documents and other items. Coffee shop. Tel. 023 9251 0354
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1730. Oct-Mar, WThFSSu 1000-1630.
Bus ¾ mile from Gosport Bus Station, see above.
18th century buildings of the Royal Navy's former armaments depot house a collection ranging from small arms to
torpedoes and modern missiles. The museum also tells the story of the seamen and depot workers, and considers the human
consequences of warfare. Coffee shop. Tel. 023 9250 5600.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.
Bus 1¼ miles from Gosport Bus Station, see above.
A working museum, restoring and maintaining the craft in its care. Craft being worked on can be seen in
the engineering hangar and some craft can be boarded. Tel. 02392 5520960.
Open Sat 1000-1600.
Bus X5 from Rail Station to near entrance on Marine Parade West, Richmond Road stop (watch for the Museum on left once the bus reaches the seafront), 19 minutes journey. M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Buses continue to Gosport Bus Station (see above). Operated by First.
Housed in a Victorian Battery, the museum tells the story of the diving industry which began in Gosport.
Se early diving bells and helmets as well as modern equipment. Events programme. Tel. 01737 249961.
Open Easter-Oct, SSu & BH 1100-1600.
Bus X5 from Rail Station to opposite the Museum on Stokes Bay Road, shortly after a roundabout. About 35 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Buses continue to Gosport Bus Station (see above). Operated by First.
A living history reconstruction of a 17th century hamlet of timber-framed houses surrounded by woodland.
Costumed volunteers demonstrate and explain the crafts, industries and general way of life in 1642.
Open Apr-Oct on selected dates, see website for details.
Bus 9/9A from Rail Station to Howe Road (Grange Road stop) then ¼ mile walk. 25 minutes journey, M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH every 30 minutes. Buses continue to Gosport Bus Station (see above). Operated by First.
The historic market town of Bishop's Waltham has some remarkably well preserved medieval buildings
in the High Street housing a range of independent shops.
Bus 69 from Rail Station (also Bus Station) to Bishop's Waltham Square, about 45 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Botley and Winchester.
The impressive ruins of a medieval palace used by the bishops of Winchester, set in attractive grounds.
The lodging range became a farmhouse and now houses the town's museum. Admission free.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1000-1800. Oct-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.
Bus see above.
Situated in the attractive grounds of Bishop's Waltham Palace the museum covers the social history of the town
plus displays by English Heritage about the Palace. Admission free, donations welcomed.
Open May-Sep, SSu 1200-1600.
Bus see above.