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Hampshire has an abundance of military heritage sites to choose from, including castles, forts, regimental museums, historic houses and country parks, and is home to both the British Army at Aldershot and the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.

Hampshire's military heritage dates back to the Romans, and can be seen in the impressive Portchester Castle, overlooking the Solent, one of the best preserved Roman strongholds in northern Europe.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is one of the UK's top ten heritage attractions, including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, Harbour Tours and interactive Action Stations. You'll also find The Mary Rose Museum were you can explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship. A short walk away lies Gunwharf Quays, home to the 170m Spinnaker Tower offering a bird's eye view of the big ships. Or take the Gosport ferry across the water and walk on board a real submarine at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

Winchester has six regimental museums, including those of the Royal Hampshire Regiment and the Gurkhas, while other fascinating histories can be traced at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy at Andover, the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop and the Army Medical Services Museum at Mytchett.

Hampshire has had its fair share of military heroes, such as the Duke of Wellington, whose magnificent funeral carriage can be seen at the elegant Stratfield Saye House, and Lord Louis Mountbatten, whose distinguished life is celebrated at his family home of Broadlands in Romsey.

Children will love the gun firings, mock battles and explosive goings on at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson while at the Royal Marines Museum at Southsea they can try on uniforms and pit their wits against the jungle.

The British Army is based in Aldershot and the annual Aldershot Garrison Show is not to be missed, with spectacular arena displays, exhibitors and traders, as well as a grand displays of military vehicles and equipment. The Aldershot Military Museum traces the town's military history and is a firm favourite with families, with recreated barracks, a tank simulator and a training tunnel to try out.


Hampshire Military Attractions Website

Visit the Hampshire Military Attractions website to find out more about Hampshire's military connections and attractions. See militrary themed events and download discount vouchers.

Visit the Hampshire Military Attractions website

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  1. Buckler's Hard

    New Forest

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    9 Apr 2024to30 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00

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  2. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

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    9 Mar 2024to3 Nov 2024Open 10:00 - 17:30

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    Price £6.00 to £17.60 Per Ticket
  3. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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  4. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    Price £24.00 to £140.00 Per Ticket
  5. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

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  6. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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    1 Nov 2024to28 Feb 2025Open 08:00 - 17:00

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  7. Aldershot Military Museum

    Aldershot

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    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

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    Price £4.50 to £25.00 Per Ticket
  8. Army Flying Museum

    Stockbridge

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    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 09:00 - 16:00
  9. Basing House

    Basingstoke

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    17 Mar 2024to18 Oct 2024Various Opening Times
  10. Broadlands

    Romsey

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    15 Apr 2025to28 Apr 2025Open 12:00 - 17:00
  11. Calshot Castle

    Southampton

  12. Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

    Gosport

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    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024