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Amberley Museum

New Barn Road, Amberley, Arundel, BN18 9LT Arundel
Museum
01798 831370​ 01798 831370​

About Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Step back in time at Amberley Museum, a remarkable heritage site in the...

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Amberley Museum

New Barn Road, Amberley, Arundel, BN18 9LT Arundel
Museum
01798 831370​ 01798 831370​

About Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

 Step back in time at Amberley Museum, a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, between Storrington and Arundel, focusing on industrial and transport history. Most days the bus service and narrow gauge railway run, which take visitors to the far end of the site where the electricity, communications and railway exhibition halls can be found. Further exhibits include the working printshop, lime kilns, road steam engines, standard gauge line, stationary engines, greenwood village and more. The Museum is home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners and blacksmith, with a cafe, gift shop, playground, nature trails and picnic areas. It’s well worth a visit and there is plenty to do in all weathers. Right next to Amberley railway station, with direct trains from London, Bognor and Portsmouth (check before you travel), we have a large, free car park. Please see our website for further information.

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Venue Name
Amberley Museum
Address
New Barn Road, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, England, BN18 9LT, United Kingdom
Telephone
01798 831370​
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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB Arundel
Historic Site
01903 882173 01903 882173
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South...
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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB Arundel
Historic Site
01903 882173 01903 882173
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun.

Founded at the end of the 11th Century, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years.

Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.

Enjoy the grandeur of the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto.

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Arundel Castle
Address
Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, England, BN18 9AB, United Kingdom
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01903 882173
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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN Beaulieu
Museum
01590 612345 01590 612345

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning family day out where one great value ticket grants...

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN Beaulieu
Museum
01590 612345 01590 612345

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning family day out where one great value ticket grants you access to all these attractions:

The National Motor Museum has a stunning collection of over 250 vehicles. From Formula 1 racers to vintage classics, the museum captures the wonderful history of motoring. Visit Jack Tucker's Garage, which recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a typical 1930s country garage.

Ever wondered what happened to the amphibious Toyota or the Saab stretch limo from Top Gear? The World of Top Gear features the actual cars from some of the TV show's most ambitious challenges, such as the Lotus Excel submarine car from the Top Gear Bond special. Attraction highlights include the Top Gear 'Enormodrome' which recreates the feel of the Top Gear studio.

Visit the beautiful Palace House & Gardens to discover the history of this Victorian styled country house and explore the tranquil Beaulieu Abbey to learn about the inhabitants of this once-bustling complex.

Uncover the truth behind Beaulieu's covert wartime role in the Secret Army Exhibition.

Plus see sweeping views of the park from the high-level Monorail or climb aboard to enjoy the sights from the replica 1912 open-topped London Bus.

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Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor, Pulborough, RH20 1PH Pulborough
Museum
01798 869259 01798 869259

Bignor Roman Villa is the stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in a spectacular Downland...

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Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor, Pulborough, RH20 1PH Pulborough
Museum
01798 869259 01798 869259

Bignor Roman Villa is the stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in a spectacular Downland setting. One of the largest villas open to the public in Great Britain, with some of the finest mosaics all in-situ and all undercover.

Walk on original floors dating back to 350AD and imagine the excitement of George Tupper who in 1811 uncovered the Summer Dining Room Fountain after striking it with his plough. The site still remains in the ownership of the Tupper family and has just become a registered charity.

Come and see the unique Georgian covering buildings that have protected the site so well for over 200 years. The buildings are unique and historically important in their own right.

Enjoy our museum tearoom, picnic area and gift shop with exquisite views of the South Downs. Outside the Roman Villa, walk through the beautiful Nyetimber vineyard and explore the endless footpaths and stunning villages in the heart of South Downs National Park.

Facilities

In countryside Indoor Attraction - Parts of indoor/undercover No Smoking Attraction Outdoor Attraction - Parts of outdoor/not covered Smoking Some Areas - In the car park Village Location - situated in the village of Bignor

Accessibility

All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Majority of areas – see our website for access statement Facility for service dogs Guide Dogs Permitted Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Yes by the ticket kiosk Ramp/Level Access - ramps in places Wheelchair user accessible - in places

  • Parking & Transport
  • On site parking
  • Catering
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Gluten free choices available Picnic Site
  • Payment Methods

Approx length of visit - 1 - 4 hours Booking essential - For schools and groups please Delta accepted Groups Accepted Maestro Accepted MasterCard accepted Max group size - Please call for details Min group size - Please call for details Solo accepted Special group rates Visa accepted

Establishment Features

Dogs Accepted - Dogs not permitted in museum or tearoom but are welcome in carpark and picnic area. See website for more details. Toilets

Specialist Features

Family Fun Marketed Towards Children Marketed Towards Families Marketed Towards Senior Citizens Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

Demonstrations Given Educational Visits Accepted Guided Tours Available for Groups Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Yes at a charge

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Venue Name
Bignor Roman Villa
Address
Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, England, RH20 1PH, United Kingdom
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01798 869259
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Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB Beaulieu
Harbour / Marina
01590 616203 01590 616203

On the banks of Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest discover the beautifully preserved 18th century...

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Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB Beaulieu
Harbour / Marina
01590 616203 01590 616203

On the banks of Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest discover the beautifully preserved 18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard.

Step back in time and discover the important role this now tranquil village played in Britain’s shipbuilding history providing warships for Nelson's Navy. Explore the Maritime Museum and Buckler's Hard Story to gain an insight into this historic village and then wander through the historic cottage displays to discover what life was really like for the inhabitants.

Take in the peace and natural beauty of the Beaulieu Estate on the Woodland Walk or why not hop on the River Cruise (available from April to October at an additional charge). Plus make sure you don't miss the delicious cream tea at the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms!

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Venue Name
Buckler's Hard
Address
Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7XB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 616203
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Buffalo Bills Steakhouse

3 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GF Southampton
023 80 236699 023 80 236699

Buffalo Bill's is an independent family run American style restaurant with good home cooked food. A large extensive...

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Buffalo Bills Steakhouse

3 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GF Southampton
023 80 236699 023 80 236699

Buffalo Bill's is an independent family run American style restaurant with good home cooked food. A large extensive menu caters for most peoples tastes. This includes great steaks, mouth-watering ribs, chicken wings and steak-mince-homemade beef burgers. There is an exciting variety of deserts for the naughty.

Come and try us and enjoy the warm, friendly service next time you're in town

  • Disabled Access and Facilities
  • Parties catered for up to 25
  • Children's Menus

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Venue Name
Buffalo Bills Steakhouse
Address
3 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 1GF, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 80 236699
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Bursledon Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB Southampton
Museum
01489 576248 01489 576248

The Museum prides itself on providing a really good visit for everyone - whatever age! We have an interesting tale to...

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Bursledon Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB Southampton
Museum
01489 576248 01489 576248

The Museum prides itself on providing a really good visit for everyone - whatever age! We have an interesting tale to tell all about the history of brick making. Bricks are such small insignificant items - but they have built much of Britain.

Find out how they were made, try making one yourself, see how the brickworks at Bursledon geared up to making 20 million bricks a year.

Lots of hands-on activities throughout the museum.....no chance of getting bored!

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Venue Name
Bursledon Brickworks Museum
Address
Swanwick Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO31 7HB, United Kingdom
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01489 576248
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Butser Ancient Farm

Chalton Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG Chalton
023 9259 8838 023 9259 8838
Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeological site and a fascinating day out. Nestled into the rolling...
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Butser Ancient Farm

Chalton Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG Chalton
023 9259 8838 023 9259 8838
Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeological site and a fascinating day out. Nestled into the rolling South Downs National Park, this ancient farm displays ongoing constructions of Iron Age buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory and rare breeds of animals.

We have a full programme of special events including fantastic Celtic festivals and workshops – such as making a coracle, Roman cooking, bushcraft skills or cave painting. A memorable family day out in Hampshire, just on the West Sussex border.

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Butser Ancient Farm
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Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, England, PO8 0BG, United Kingdom
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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4QL Portsmouth
Museum
023 9282 7261 023 9282 7261

Charles Dickens – Portsmouth’s most famous son..

Portsmouth, the Home of Great Writing, has touched the lives and...

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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4QL Portsmouth
Museum
023 9282 7261 023 9282 7261

Charles Dickens – Portsmouth’s most famous son..

Portsmouth, the Home of Great Writing, has touched the lives and works of Britain’s most famous writers - from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Michelle Magorian, from H.G. Wells to Neil Gaiman. But the city’s most famous son is Charles Dickens – novelist, journalist, and social commentator. Although homes in London and Chatham would later claim him, Dickens’ early life was spent in Portsmouth.

Charles Dickens was born at 1 Mile End Terrace (now re-named 393 Old Commercial Road) on 7th February 1812 - the first married home of his parents, John and Elizabeth Dickens. Here you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the comfortable Regency home which would have greeted the new-born Dickens. Much of Victorian Portsmouth still remains in the city’s streets and heritage, drawn upon by Dickens himself in Nicholas Nickleby. The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is the perfect place to start exploring and experiencing the work of one of England’s most famous and best-loved writers.

The displays bring the birthplace to life, perfectly presenting the furnishings and style of the Dickens family. A fully-furnished parlour, dining room and bedroom feature genuine Regency furniture and household items, allowing you to step into the world of the 19th century Dickens family. See exhibits belonging to the man himself, including personal possessions such as his snuff box and even the very couch on which he died.

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Venue Name
Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum
Address
393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 4QL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9282 7261
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Chichester Canal Trips

Canal Wharf, Chichester, PO19 8DT Chichester
Visitor Attraction
01243 771363 01243 771363

The Chichester Ship Canal is a leisure waterway linking historic Chichester to the sea. The canal runs 4 miles from...

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Chichester Canal Trips

Canal Wharf, Chichester, PO19 8DT Chichester
Visitor Attraction
01243 771363 01243 771363

The Chichester Ship Canal is a leisure waterway linking historic Chichester to the sea. The canal runs 4 miles from the Basin to the Harbour at Birdham and, today, the 2 miles as far as Donnington is navigable.

It is valued by local residents and holidaymakers who enjoy the many activities – narrow boat trips, rowing, canoeing, rambling, fishing, and cycling. Management of the activities and maintenance of the canal is the responsibility of Chichester Ship Canal Trust, who lease the canal from West Sussex County Council.

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Venue Name
Chichester Canal Trips
Address
Canal Wharf, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO19 8DT, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 771363
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Chichester Cathedral

The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, PO19 1PX Chichester
Historic Site
01243 782595 01243 782595
For 900 hundred years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through it's doors - worshippers, seekers, tourists,...
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Chichester Cathedral

The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, PO19 1PX Chichester
Historic Site
01243 782595 01243 782595
For 900 hundred years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through it's doors - worshippers, seekers, tourists, people of all faiths and none.  People visit cathedrals for all sorts of reasons. Whatever has brought you to Chichester, we welcome you to this place, where people have brought their joys and their sorrows for 900 years.

There is an opportunity here to experience something built to give a direct experience of the divine to those who entered. For those who worship here today, it still has that power.

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Venue Name
Chichester Cathedral
Address
The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO19 1PX , United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 782595
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Chichester City Walls

Chichester, Chichester Chichester
Historic Site
01243 785166 01243 785166

It is 1800 years since the walls and gates were first built around the Roman town of Noviomagus Reginorum.
Today they...

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Chichester City Walls

Chichester, Chichester Chichester
Historic Site
01243 785166 01243 785166

It is 1800 years since the walls and gates were first built around the Roman town of Noviomagus Reginorum.
Today they are the most intact circuit of Roman town defences in Southern England. More than 80% of the original structure has withstood the test of time and virtually the whole of the circuit is publicly accessible.

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Venue Name
Chichester City Walls
Address
Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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01243 785166
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Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP Chichester
Theatre
01243 781312 01243 781312

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its...

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Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP Chichester
Theatre
01243 781312 01243 781312

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people. Situated in a cathedral city in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, the Festival Theatre’s bold thrust stage design makes it one of England’s most striking playhouses; a studio theatre, the Minerva Theatre, sits nearby.

The annual summer Festival season runs from April to October, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 200,000. Year-round programming continues through the winter with the Theatre presenting high-class touring productions, as well as a traditional Christmas show mounted by the renowned Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.

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Venue Name
Chichester Festival Theatre
Address
Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO19 6AP, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 781312
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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9285 7520 023 9285 7520

Experience the south coast’s most spectacular view. Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering...

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9285 7520 023 9285 7520

Experience the south coast’s most spectacular view. Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering breath-taking 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. The iconic building boasts a high speed lift and three sky-high viewing decks. Venture across the thrilling glass ‘Sky Walk’ at 100 metres above sea level; discover stories behind the surrounding sites with informative touch screen displays; try vertigo-inducing virtual reality, breath in the view from the open air ‘Sky Garden’; relax in The Clouds with a coffee, a glass of bubbly or a decadent High Tea; and enjoy delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients in the Waterfront Café. Thrill seekers can book on to one of the Tower’s popular 100 metre abseil days or, new for 2018, adrenaline experience ‘The Drop’. Emirates Spinnaker Tower also makes a stunning venue for private events, corporate functions and weddings. Book online on the Spinnaker Tower website and get 10% off standard walk-up admission rates.

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Venue Name
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Address
Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TT, United Kingdom
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023 9285 7520
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Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR Fishbourne
Historic Site
01243 785859 01243 785859

Welcome to the largest Roman Home in Britain!

Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of...

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Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR Fishbourne
Historic Site
01243 785859 01243 785859

Welcome to the largest Roman Home in Britain!

Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. This palace was certainly fit for a king. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. 

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Venue Name
Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens
Address
Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, England, PO19 3QR, United Kingdom
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01243 785859
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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Gilbert White's House, High Street , Selborne, GU34 3JH Selborne
Visitor Attraction
01420 511275 01420 511275

Explore the natural world with Gilbert White & The Oates Collections.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections...

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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Gilbert White's House, High Street , Selborne, GU34 3JH Selborne
Visitor Attraction
01420 511275 01420 511275

Explore the natural world with Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the lives of three explorers of the natural world. The historic house was the home of the eighteenth century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White; whose major work The Natural History of Selborne has never been out of print since its publication in 1789. The House is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specialises in eighteenth century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White.

The Museum is also home to the Oates Collections where visitors can discover the stories of the nineteenth century explorer Frank Oates, who travelled extensively around Africa and Central America and the heroic Captain Lawrence Oates. The Collection commemorates the life of Lawrence Oates, who travelled with Scott to the South Pole on the epic yet ill fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1912.

This unique and diverse, interactive Museum also boasts a fantastic café which serves food throughout the day, a well-stocked gift shop and outdoor plant sales.  

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Venue Name
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Address
Gilbert White's House, High Street , Selborne, Hampshire, England, GU34 3JH, United Kingdom
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01420 511275
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Goodwood Estate

The Goodwood Estate, Chichester, PO18 0PX Chichester
Event Space
01243 775537 01243 775537

Built circa 1600, Goodwood House is a country house in southern England, seat of the Dukes of Richmond. Spreading...

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Goodwood Estate

The Goodwood Estate, Chichester, PO18 0PX Chichester
Event Space
01243 775537 01243 775537

Built circa 1600, Goodwood House is a country house in southern England, seat of the Dukes of Richmond. Spreading over 12,000 acres, the estate features a Hotel, Motor Circuit, Aerodrome, Golfing Park Course, Health Club,  and a Farm Shop.

Hosting events year round, it is most famous for the Goodwood Revival, the Festival of Speed and Glorious Goodwood.

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Venue Name
Goodwood Estate
Address
The Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 0PX, United Kingdom
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01243 775537
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Goodwood House

Goodwood House, Chichester, PO18 0PX Chichester
Visitor Attraction
01243 755055 01243 755055

The home of the Earl and Countess of March combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a...

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Goodwood House

Goodwood House, Chichester, PO18 0PX Chichester
Visitor Attraction
01243 755055 01243 755055

The home of the Earl and Countess of March combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. It also provides a dramatic setting for one of the most significant private art collections in the country. The State Apartments, restored to their full Regency splendour, reflect the exoticism and opulence of this period.

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Venue Name
Goodwood House
Address
Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 0PX, United Kingdom
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01243 755055
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Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays House, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ Portsmouth
Shopping Centre
023 9283 6700 023 9283 6700

In a striking waterfront location, Gunwharf Quays is the place to go when shopping in Portsmouth. With over 120 well...

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Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays House, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ Portsmouth
Shopping Centre
023 9283 6700 023 9283 6700

In a striking waterfront location, Gunwharf Quays is the place to go when shopping in Portsmouth. With over 120 well known and designer brands, outlet stores, restaurants and leisure facilities, there is something to suit every taste.

First opened in February 2001 as part of the redevelopment of the harbour, Gunwharf Quays often plays host to a variety of local and international events.

From high-end jewellery stores to women's designer accessories, sports stores to brand-name sweet outlets, there is something to tempt everyone. Offering a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars, you can grab just about anything; from a quick sandwich or coffee, familiar fast food, a leisurely three course meal with wine or an exotic menu with choices from around the world.

Home to a 14 screen cinema, 26 lane bowling alley, a swimming pool, amusement arcade and fitness centre all on site, there is so much more to do than just shop.

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Venue Name
Gunwharf Quays
Address
Gunwharf Quays House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 6700
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Harbour Tours Itchenor

Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AW Chichester
Boat or Ferry
01243 513275 01243 513275

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Harbour Tours Itchenor

Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AW Chichester
Boat or Ferry
01243 513275 01243 513275

Welcome aboard the Solar Heritage, our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an experienced guide to help you learn about the environment of Chichester Harbour. On-board the engines are virtually silent as you glide along with plenty of time to admire the view and get up close to many of the birds and habitats that make this place so special.

Trips are available throughout the year or why not bring your own group for a private cruise.

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Venue Name
Harbour Tours Itchenor
Address
Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO20 7AW, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 513275
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Hayling Island

Central Beachlands, Seafront, South Hayling, PO11 0AG South Hayling
023 9246 7111 023 9246 7111

Hayling Island is only a small island, but it has much to offer to resident or visitor alike.

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Hayling Island

Central Beachlands, Seafront, South Hayling, PO11 0AG South Hayling
023 9246 7111 023 9246 7111

Hayling Island is only a small island, but it has much to offer to resident or visitor alike.

Hayling's combination of rural and marine environments has left us a legacy of unique natural history and a bio-diversity with walking distances of anywhere on the Island.

Hayling Island also has over 3 miles of beaches right on the doorstep of the Solent as well as the Harbours of Langstone and Chichester. With its safe open spaces, fresh air and sheltered waters, Hayling Island has much to offer those that enjoy sports of all kinds, whether on land or at sea.

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Venue Name
Hayling Island
Address
Central Beachlands, Seafront, South Hayling, Hampshire, England, PO11 0AG, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9246 7111
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HMS Victory

HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory...

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HMS Victory

HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy.

There have been many celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history but HMS Victory can justifiably claim to be the most famous of them all. Having served as Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, she has become one of the UK’s most-loved visitor attractions.

The death of Nelson onboard HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar is an iconic moment in world history and 400,000 people visit the warship each year to see spot on the quarter deck where Nelson fell, which is marked by a brass plaque. Victory suffered the highest casualties of the British ships at Trafalgar, 51 of the servicemen onboard were killed, 11 died of their wounds and 91 were wounded and survived.

HMS Victory was permanently saved for posterity in 1922 following a national appeal, and placed into dry dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where she remains today. Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard can now trace the development of Britain’s technical maritime advancements. Maintaining a ship like Victory out of water presents huge challenges, but you can be sure that Victory will never lose her original charm and appeal.

Contact details

Venue Name
HMS Victory
Address
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
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Jane Austen's House Museum

Winchester Road, Chawton, Chawton, GU34 1SD Chawton
Heritage Site
01420 83262 01420 83262

Discover Britain's most-loved writer

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Jane Austen's House Museum

Winchester Road, Chawton, Chawton, GU34 1SD Chawton
Heritage Site
01420 83262 01420 83262

Discover Britain's most-loved writer

Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world.

It was in this country cottage that Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her major works, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice.

Contact details

Venue Name
Jane Austen's House Museum
Address
Winchester Road, Chawton, Chawton, Hampshire, England, GU34 1SD, United Kingdom
Telephone
01420 83262
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Langham Brewery

Langham Lane, Lodsworth, GU28 9BU Lodsworth
Brewery
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Based in an 18th century granary barn in the picturesque village of Lodsworth on the Cowdray estate, Langham Brewery...

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Langham Brewery

Langham Lane, Lodsworth, GU28 9BU Lodsworth
Brewery
01798 860861 01798 860861

Based in an 18th century granary barn in the picturesque village of Lodsworth on the Cowdray estate, Langham Brewery nestles in the beautiful South Downs National Park between the historic market towns of Midhurst and Petworth on the A272. Well known locally, the brewery has gone from strength to strength, already securing more than 25 awards for its traditional cask conditioned real ales.

THE HISTORY OF LANGHAM BREWERY

A 10 barrel plant was lovingly refurbished and with the support of the Cowdray Estate, who converted a superb 18th century granary barn for the purpose, by spring 2006, Langham Brewery was ready to brew.

Sundowner and Halfway to Heaven were born and next came Hip Hop, an instant success and winner of Western Sussex CAMRA beer of the festival 2007and 2008; followed by 7 more award winning beers over the next 5 years . Steve Mansley retired in 2013, and the brewery continues from strength to strength, winning a further 9 awards in the last 3 years! The brewery now produces 15 different ales, including Black Swallow, (Gold medal, 2015 SIBA SE Regional competition) and winning brewery 2015 Sussex Food and Drink Awards. Also in 2015, Langham was one of the first 4 breweries in England to gain a Cask Marque and the SALSA plus Beer accreditation for its quality brewing processes and performance. Follow us on FB, Twitter and Instagram for latest news of brews, events and developments……

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Venue Name
Langham Brewery
Address
Langham Lane, Lodsworth, West Sussex, England, GU28 9BU, United Kingdom
Telephone
01798 860861
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Marwell Zoo

Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH Winchester
Zoo
019 6277 7407 019 6277 7407

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Marwell Zoo

Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH Winchester
Zoo
019 6277 7407 019 6277 7407

Marwell’s 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you’ll be making a big contribution to their projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. For those wildlife lovers, Marwell’s star animals include – White rhino, Amur tigers, cheetahs, Humboldt penguins, Rothschild giraffes and even snow leopards (just to name a few!)

Marwell’s biggest ever exhibit, the new ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House opened in 2018. Hot on the heels of Wild Explorers, this innovative and sustainable exhibit marks the second phase of a £17million investment programme at Marwell over the next decade, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. Spanning two levels with fantastic vantage points, guests can experience face-to-face encounters with a diversity of wildlife and exotic plants in a tropical climate, while learning about the flow of energy through life. If you’re loopy for lemurs, be sure to look out for Lemur Loop – A walkthrough exhibit including several species of lemurs, a great way to immerse yourself in their exciting environment. Guests can see the loveable lemur troop through the indoor viewing area in the Evolution Hub and can walk alongside the adorable lemurs in their outdoor walkthrough area.

Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including gentle giraffes, marvelous meerkats and amazing Humboldt penguins. With five adventure playgrounds, a rail train, a FREE tractor train and 2 indoor picnic areas, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.

Coming to the zoo in April is the exciting world exclusive exhibition of BRICKOSAURS! This interactive expedition, created with more than two million bricks, is sure to excite families, LEGO®, and dinosaur enthusiasts alike. A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T. rex. The exhibition will run from 5th April 2019 to 1st September 2019.

Keep an eye out for new arrivals around the zoo throughout the year! Marwell zoo is open from 10am 363 days a year, closing times and admission prices vary. Please check the Marwell website for full ticket prices, opening times and other details.



Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station, Winchester, SO24 9JG Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 733810 01962 733810

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether...

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Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station, Winchester, SO24 9JG Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 733810 01962 733810

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or creating new ones, it’s the perfect way to unwind and experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel from a bygone age.

We are open every weekend from mid-February to the end of October, daily during school holidays and midweek from May until September. 

The Mid Hants Railway was saved from closure in the 1970s and the line re-opened to visitors in 1977. As a charity, our mission is to preserve part of the country’s railway heritage for generations to come, and any profit generated from your visit enables us to do so.

Did you know?

• Virtually everyone you meet during your visit is a volunteer; from station staff and guards, to signalmen and loco crews.

• We have four period stations along a ten mile route between Alresford and Alton
(NB Steam trains will not be operating to or from Alton station until the end of July 2019.)

• Your ticket gives you all day unlimited travel so you can hop on and off as you wish, exploring both the stations and surrounding area

• We welcome group visits and offer special tours and discounts rates for 15+

• One free adult carer per full fare paying disable child or adult

• Dogs and bicycles travel free

• Check out our events we have throughout the year


Contact details

Venue Name
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Address
The Railway Station, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 733810
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National Trust Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, SO24 0LA Alresford
Garden
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This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without...

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National Trust Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, SO24 0LA Alresford
Garden
01962 771305 01962 771305

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.
The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960. Enjoy the beautifully proportioned rooms which house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art, each window offering undisturbed views to the tranquil countryside beyond.

Contact details

Venue Name
National Trust Hinton Ampner
Address
Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire, England, SO24 0LA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 771305
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National Trust Petworth House & Park

Church Street, Petworth, GU28 9LR Petworth
Visitor Attraction
1798342207 1798342207

Petworth has a rich and varied history waiting to be discovered. Stroll through state rooms saturated with...

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National Trust Petworth House & Park

Church Street, Petworth, GU28 9LR Petworth
Visitor Attraction
1798342207 1798342207

Petworth has a rich and varied history waiting to be discovered. Stroll through state rooms saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures. Follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner who spent long periods at the mansion under the patronage of the 3rd Earl of Egremont, and whose paintings of Petworth park can be seen at Petworth today.

Contact details

Venue Name
National Trust Petworth House & Park
Address
Church Street, Petworth, West Sussex, England, GU28 9LR, United Kingdom
Telephone
1798342207
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National Trust Slindon Estate

Top Road, Arundel, BN18 0RG Arundel
Visitor Attraction
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Slindon Estate is 1,400 hectares of woodland, downland, farmland, and parkland. With countless historic landscape...

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National Trust Slindon Estate

Top Road, Arundel, BN18 0RG Arundel
Visitor Attraction
1243814730 1243814730

Slindon Estate is 1,400 hectares of woodland, downland, farmland, and parkland. With countless historic landscape features and its unspoilt Sussex village, there is something for every visitor.
Take a couple of hours to stroll around the village or a whole day to stride out upon the 40km of rights of way that criss-cross the estate. In spring, there are spectacular woodland flower displays and a lambing event at Gaston Farm. In summer, wander the shady woodland lanes up through the estate to encounter butterflies on the springy downland turf of Bignor. Autumn brings Slindon’s famous pumpkin display, and a fantastic leafy show of colours in Park Wood. Winter is a brilliant time to seek out Slindon’s many historic landscape features such as Stane Street - over three miles of Roman road - and the Medieval Pale (deer park boundary).

Contact details

Venue Name
National Trust Slindon Estate
Address
Top Road, Arundel, West Sussex, England, BN18 0RG, United Kingdom
Telephone
1243814730
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National Trust Uppark House & Garden

South Hartling, GU31 5QR
Garden
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Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English...

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National Trust Uppark House & Garden

South Hartling, GU31 5QR
Garden
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Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel. Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic. The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.
Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. A highlight of our collection is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country.

Contact details

Venue Name
National Trust Uppark House & Garden
Address
South Hartling, Surrey, England, GU31 5QR, United Kingdom
Telephone
1730825415
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Pallant House Gallery

9 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TJ Chichester
Art Gallery
(0)1243 774557 (0)1243 774557

Pallant House Gallery opened in its present incarnation to national critical acclaim in July 2006. The remarkable...

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Pallant House Gallery

9 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TJ Chichester
Art Gallery
(0)1243 774557 (0)1243 774557

Pallant House Gallery opened in its present incarnation to national critical acclaim in July 2006. The remarkable £8.6 million build project, which took nearly three years to complete, seamlessly married the original Queen Anne, grade I listed town-house and the new wing, quadrupling Pallant House Gallery's exhibition space.

Contact details

Venue Name
Pallant House Gallery
Address
9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO19 1TJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
(0)1243 774557
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions-...

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions- there's so much to see and do! Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.

Contact details

Venue Name
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Address
Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
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Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
01329 233 734 01329 233 734

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Fort...

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Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
01329 233 734 01329 233 734

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces daily at 1pm. 

Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is a historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.

Although a cliché, the phrase ‘must see’ truly applies to Fort Nelson’s astonishing collection of different artillery and guns from different time periods. Over 700 items of artillery from many countries and spanning 600 years are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the unique stories behind them.  

Weighing the same as 17 double-decker buses, an object of great interest is the huge 18 inch, 200 tonne Railway Howitzer. Designed and built by the Elswick Ordnance company of Newcastle, in 1918, as part of a trend to build bigger calibre guns with more destructive shells, it is the world’s largest surviving military gun.

Visit Fort Nelson and experience the exhilarating bang of gun firing. Discover more about the amazing collection, explore the eerie tunnels,  and uncover the story of Fort Nelson, its intriguing shape and history. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Address
Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO17 6AN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01329 233 734
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RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Uppertons Barn Visitor Centre, Pulborough, RH20 2EL Pulborough
Nature Reserve
01798 875851 01798 875851

A nature reserve set in lovely West Sussex countryside. Hedged paths lead through quiet meadows to several bird hides...

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RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Uppertons Barn Visitor Centre, Pulborough, RH20 2EL Pulborough
Nature Reserve
01798 875851 01798 875851

A nature reserve set in lovely West Sussex countryside. Hedged paths lead through quiet meadows to several bird hides and viewing platforms. The reserve is best suited to view ducks, geese and swans in winter, and wading birds, nightingales, warblers in spring.


Star species include Bewick swans, barn owls, teal, nightingales, and wigeon, depending on the season. Butterflies and dragonflies abound at the height of summer, especially around the hedged nature trail and ponds.


The Pulborough Brooks site is set in the Arun Valley, part of the South Downs National Park. The site offers a wide variety of habitats, from heath to woodland and wetlands. The varied natural environment makes the reserve a haven for a wide range of wildlife and bird populations.


The visitor centre with cafe is open daily and is free of charge, and the nature trail (fee payable) is open from sunrise to sunset. There are regular guided walks, nature courses, and introductory events throughout the year, and there are often volunteers on hand to help if you are new to birdwatching or simply want to learn more about Pulborough Brooks. 

Conservation

A combination of controlled flooding, grazing and hay cutting are used to manage the wet grassland to create a healthy mosaic of grassland habitats and the perfect conditions for wintering wildfowl such as wigeon, teal, pintail and black-tailed godwits and for our breeding waders such as lapwings, redshank and occasionally snipe.

The wet grassland is criss-crossed with ditches which are home to some very special wildlife including the rare and threatened Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail (Anisus vorticulus). The ditches are cleared out on rotation which ensures that we can move water around the site but that we also retain sections with plenty of vegetation as a refuge for the wildlife.

In summer 2017, as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'Back from the Brink' project we'll be creating more scallops and ditch spurs along our ditch system which will act as a refuge for the special snail and other aquatic species.

Woodland, scrub and hedgerow are all important for our breeding songbirds, such as nightingales, blackcaps and whitethroat and during the autumn and winter months we carry out coppicing, pollarding and hedge laying to ensure there are both established trees and new growth. The management of the blackthorn hedgerows is done with the brown hairstreak butterfly in mind - this rare and elusive species lays its eggs in the fork between new and old blackthorn growth.

We are managing our small arable plot for the benefit of a wide range of wildlife to provide seed for winter finch flocks, nectar for bees and butterflies, harvest mouse nesting habitat and we hope to attract turtle doves to the site in future. This involves ploughing and leaving some patches as fallow and planting of special seed mixes in other sections.

On the south-eastern part of the reserve, we are restoring a 25-hectare area of lowland heath, bare ground and acid grassland to provide more habitat for birds such as nightjars, and specialist invertebrates including tiger beetles, digger wasps and mining bees. Our restoration work began with the felling of the modern conifer plantations on areas of former heathland. This enabled the heather seed present in the ground to germinate and grow. A network of pools has also been created and these are now fantastic for a number of dragonfly and damselfly species including black darters and small red damselfly.

Work continues on the heathland as there is a constant need to control scrub and bracken growth, and to create and maintain the scrapes of bare ground that are so important to the invertebrate populations. This work forms part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'Heathlands Reunited' project - a partnership project led by the South Downs National Park Authority aiming to create bigger, better and more joined up heathlands across the South Downs.

Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/pulborough-brooks/#7MLK2bpz1URYulS1.99

Contact details

Venue Name
RSPB Pulborough Brooks
Address
Uppertons Barn Visitor Centre, Pulborough, West Sussex, England, RH20 2EL, United Kingdom
Telephone
01798 875851
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South Downs National Park

North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH Midhurst
National Park
01730 814810 01730 814810

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of...

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South Downs National Park

North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH Midhurst
National Park
01730 814810 01730 814810

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breath-taking views and hidden gems. Discover the white cliffs of Seven Sisters, rolling farmland, ancient woodland and lowland heaths or enjoy our ‘picture perfect’ villages, traditional country pubs or flourishing vineyards. Let the South Downs National Park subtly seduce you. 

Contact details

Venue Name
South Downs National Park
Address
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, England, GU29 9DH, United Kingdom
Telephone
01730 814810
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South Downs Walks

North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH Midhurst
National Park
01730 814810 01730 814810

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South Downs Walks

North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH Midhurst
National Park
01730 814810 01730 814810

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breath-taking views and hidden gems.

Contact details

Venue Name
South Downs Walks
Address
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, England, GU29 9DH, United Kingdom
Telephone
01730 814810
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Stansted Park - House & Grounds

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX Rowlands Castle
Visitor Attraction
023 9241 2265 023 9241 2265

Stansted Park - House & Grounds

Edwardian House and Grounds

Stansted is a Grade II* Listed Edwardian country house...

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Stansted Park - House & Grounds

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX Rowlands Castle
Visitor Attraction
023 9241 2265 023 9241 2265

Stansted Park - House & Grounds

Edwardian House and Grounds

Stansted is a Grade II* Listed Edwardian country house set on a 1,800-acre estate within the South Downs National Park. The house began as a hunting lodge in the 11th century, but was developed over many hundreds of years.

It sits on the Hampshire/Sussex border between Chichester and Portsmouth overlooking the coast. It offers a great day out for the family, residential and commercial space to let in a heritage setting, plus many other events and local attractions.

  • Stansted Park offers;
  • Stunning House and Servants Quarters
  • Pavilion Tea Room set in the Victorian Walled Gardens
  • The Stansted Park Garden Centre
  • The Stansted Park Farm Shop
  • Magnificent Maze
  • Minature Railway
  • Sawmill and timber products
  • Woodland walks
  • Wedding venue or business function

Stansted Park is a popular wedding destination, and hosts large or small scale public events or private parties. Stansted also accommodates businesses for corporate days out within the house and grounds. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Stansted Park - House & Grounds
Address
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, England, PO9 6DX , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9241 2265
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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2ES Chichester
Museum
01243 790 090 01243 790 090

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious...

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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2ES Chichester
Museum
01243 790 090 01243 790 090

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious service from 1916 through to the post-war years. It was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, educate present and future generations in military aviation and serve as a memorial to airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in the service of this country.
The Museum is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, are numerous interactive displays and several aircraft simulators for visitors to experience. There is something for all members of the family to see and do.

Contact details

Venue Name
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Address
Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO20 2ES, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 790 090
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The D-Day Story

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3NT Southsea
Museum
02392 834744 02392 834744

Following a £5 million transformation project (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund), the D-Day Museum has...

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The D-Day Story

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3NT Southsea
Museum
02392 834744 02392 834744

Following a £5 million transformation project (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund), the D-Day Museum has re-opened as The D-Day Story. The museum tells the story of D-Day in World War Two - from the preparation and build up, to the landings on the beaches in northern France and the Battle of Normandy. This compelling story is told through the perspectives of the people involved, using authentic objects, interactives and video. Dynamic displays of the D-Day beaches and iconic landing craft will transport visitors back to the Battle of Normandy.

The Overlord Embroidery is now displayed behind new glass panels so the vibrant colours and skilful stitching can be fully appreciated. A new gallery has been created where visitors can learn about some of the people involved in creating the embroidery.

Contact details

Venue Name
The D-Day Story
Address
Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, England, PO5 3NT, United Kingdom
Telephone
02392 834744
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The Mary Rose

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Step back in time and explore Henry VIII’s favourite warship – raised from the depths of the Solent and painstakingly...

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The Mary Rose

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Step back in time and explore Henry VIII’s favourite warship – raised from the depths of the Solent and painstakingly conserved for future generations. The story of the Mary Rose is one of the most fascinating in naval history. A tale of battles fought against the French for over 30 years before sinking off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. It’s an account of her being raised from the seabed more than 470 years later and of her meticulous conservation.

The ship captured the world’s imagination when she was raised from the Solent in 1982. Her dramatic story is now revealed in full inside the purpose-built, award-winning £27million museum, which opened its doors to visitors in May 2013.

The new-look Mary Rose Museum gives you the best views of Henry VIII’s warship ever!

With the ship in its final stage of conservation, the ducting and the hotbox walls have been removed, allowing you to see the Mary Rose without obstruction.

As well as the ship, there are many of the 19,000 artefacts recovered from the seabed, which help tell the story of the men who lived, worked and died on board the Mary Rose. There are many thousands on display, including personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs, and many of the ship’s weapons, from longbows to two-tonne guns.

Once inside the museum, it takes between 90 to 120 minutes to go round, but you can take as long as you like. Please be aware that during school holidays we will be very busy, so expect some queues.


  • Please Note

The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Full Navy Ticket, or the one, two or three attraction day tickets.

We do however offer a 10% discount to holders of these tickets, upon presentation of the tickets at either our Visitor Centre at the Historic Dockyard entrance (Victory Gate), or at our museum. This discount also applies to holders of the NMRN National Membership Scheme. This offer is not available online.

“All Attraction” tickets purchased before 1st April 2018 will be accepted until their expiry date.

Contact details

Venue Name
The Mary Rose
Address
Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU Chichester
Museum
01243 811363 01243 811363

Welcome to the Weald & Downland Living Museum!

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a...

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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU Chichester
Museum
01243 811363 01243 811363

Welcome to the Weald & Downland Living Museum!

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 1000-year period.

Enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre site and visit our collection of historic buildings – we have more than 50 to explore. There is a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in our Tudor kitchen; blacksmithing in our Victorian smithy; plus seasonal demonstrations. Take a walk in the woods, bring the dog (we are dog friendly), visit the waterside café or enjoy your own picnic.

Contact details

Venue Name
Weald & Downland Living Museum
Address
Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 0EU, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 811363
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West Dean Gardens

West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0RX Chichester
Botanical Garden
(0) 1243 818210 (0) 1243 818210

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open...

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West Dean Gardens

West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0RX Chichester
Botanical Garden
(0) 1243 818210 (0) 1243 818210

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today.

Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees to the restored walled garden, West Dean Gardens proudly presents its rich creative and social heritage.

A stop in our Visit England-endorsed restaurant and on-site gift shop will complete every visit.

Contact details

Venue Name
West Dean Gardens
Address
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO18 0RX, United Kingdom
Telephone
(0) 1243 818210
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West Wittering Beach

West Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8AJ Chichester
Beach
01243 514143 01243 514143

Welcome to West Wittering Beach

Offering wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the natural...

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West Wittering Beach

West Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8AJ Chichester
Beach
01243 514143 01243 514143

Welcome to West Wittering Beach

Offering wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations. The highest water quality and excellent facilities have made it one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country.

The extensive acres of neatly mown grass close to the beach are perfect for parking, and picnics. The sea is popular with wind and kite surfers, while shallow lagoons are left on extensive sandy flats at low tide. The whole area is internationally recognised for its wildlife, birds and unique beauty.

Our trained and dedicated staff endeavour to maintain and protect this special environment, and to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors whether here for a carefree traditional bucket and spade day in summer, or a brisk winter walk.

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Venue Name
West Wittering Beach
Address
West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO20 8AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01243 514143
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Winchester Cathedral

The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 857224 01962 857224

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated...

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Winchester Cathedral

The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 857224 01962 857224

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building.

A free children’s trail, written by a professional children’s writer, offers families a fun and informative look at the Cathedral and introduces them to some of the characters associated with its colourful past and present.

Cathedral Guides offer tours of the Cathedral each hour from 10am – 3pm and tours of the crypt at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

A wide range of events take place throughout the year. From classical concerts, open-air theatre and themed lunches to children’s holiday activities, exhibitions and a major Christmas Market and real Ice Rink.

The Cathedral Café, with its pretty garden and open-air terrace, is the perfect place to stop for mid-morning coffee and pastry, delicious homemade lunch or Hampshire cream tea. The Cathedral Shop sells a wide range of unique gifts, souvenirs and CDs of the famous Cathedral Choir.

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Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 863 791 01962 863 791

Winchester Science Centre is more than a day out. It’s a chance to spark your children’s curiosity in science which...

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 863 791 01962 863 791

Winchester Science Centre is more than a day out. It’s a chance to spark your children’s curiosity in science which could lead them on an exciting journey for life! Situated in the stunning South Downs National Park, this exciting family destination is the South of England’s hands-on, interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. Book General Admission online at least three days in advance to save 25%!

Hands-on exhibition

There are lots of interactive exhibits to explore, aiming to spark curiosity in all the family and bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to life. The Science Centre is also home to Explorer:Space, an awe-inspiring, immersive space zone where your family can take an epic journey through the Solar System and learn about all things space, from meteorites to human space flight. Be sure to visit the Invention Studio, a place where you can create, construct and be challenged with the help of friendly Inspirers.

Included in admission every weekend and school holiday are explosive live science shows together with hands-on activities and challenges focused around popular themes. These themes are fun and quirky, serving as a great introduction to the inspiring world of science for children and their families.

Planetarium

The planetarium offers an unforgettable experience. The 360° cinema screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. Relax back in your seat and get sucked into a black hole, fly through the Solar System or take a flight in a cardboard rocket.

There are two different show formats – fulldome films, which are high-quality, digital pre-recorded animations, and live shows during which a presenter takes you on a tour through space.

The Science Centre also offers three different show environments to ensure that everyone can enjoy the planetarium. Most are chatterbox shows which offer a relaxed, family-friendly environment where the audience are welcome to call out, ask questions and talk to others about what they see. Quiet shows are for those who would prefer a quiet environment to enjoy the planetarium experience. There are also relaxed shows, designed to be welcoming and inviting to those with sensory sensitives and their loved ones. Adjustments include lights left on low, sound turned down and freedom to move around.

Hub Café & Science Shop

You’ll find an excellent choice of hot and cold drinks, lunch options and snacks at the Hub Café. There is indoor and outdoor seating for those purchasing refreshments as well as a picnic area if you prefer to bring your own lunch. The Science Shop offers a variety of unusual STEM gifts, from pocket-money mementos to quality books and experiments to try at home.

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PB Arundel
Visitor Attraction
01903 883355 01903 883355

Set in the splendor of the South Downs; adjacent to the River Arun; overlooked by the historic Arundel Castle skyline...

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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PB Arundel
Visitor Attraction
01903 883355 01903 883355

Set in the splendor of the South Downs; adjacent to the River Arun; overlooked by the historic Arundel Castle skyline this gorgeous wetland reserve and visitor attraction is a great place for a great day out in West Sussex for the whole family.

Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of over 50 species of wildfowl from around the world in natural settings, on display 364 days a year so there is always something to see. This gorgeous nature reserve has free boat rides and an amazing reedbed boardwalk. The 8 wildlife hides bring you close to Sussex wildlife plus there is a family oriented Discovery Hide which hosts events in wet weather.

Arundel Wetland Centre has a programme of events for all ages. Adults can book a bat walk, a craft workshop or a photography workshop. The wetland centre runs a full schedule of family events in holidays and on weekends including spring’s Dusty’s Great Duck Hunt for rubber duckies at Easter, the Wildlife Ranger summer program of outdoor discovery and the creepy Yuk Show in October. The Pond dipping station is open Apr-Oct manned by the excellent Learning Team with a video-scope to magnify the creatures you find! Added to this are two adventure playgrounds, the Water’s Edge Cafe serving hot meals from 12-2pm and a gift shop with unique take-home treats.

Arundel Wetland Centre is fully accessible with buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, comfortable hides and disabled and parent & baby facilities.

 

Contact details

Venue Name
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Address
Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, England, BN18 9PB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01903 883355
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