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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 Leaflet

The Hampshire Military Attractions leaflet offers a guide to the top military attractions in the county and features a number of discount vouchers to use at some of these attractions. Download the leaflet


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. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1304 reviews1304 reviews

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    Price £4.50 to £14.30 Per Ticket
  2. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 422 reviews422 reviews
  3. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 8162 reviews8162 reviews
  4. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

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    From:
    1 Apr 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times

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    Free
  5. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Nov 2021to28 Feb 2022Open 08:00 - 17:00

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 209 reviews209 reviews
  6. Aldershot Military Museum

    Aldershot

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
  7. Buckler's Hard

    New Forest

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    From:
    1 Oct 2021to24 Mar 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    25 Mar 2022to30 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  8. Hurst Castle

    Lymington

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    From:
    1 Apr 2022to30 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:30

    Price

    Price £2.00 to £4.00 Per Ticket
  9. Army Flying Museum

    Stockbridge

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:30
  10. Basing House

    Basingstoke

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    From:
    17 Mar 2022to18 Oct 2022Various Opening Times
  11. Broadlands

    Romsey

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    From:
    15 Apr 2022to28 Apr 2022Open 12:00 - 17:00
  12. Calshot Castle

    Southampton