Gosport's Best Museums and Art Galleries: Fun Activities with Grandparents

Discover museums and galleries to visit in Gosport, Hampshire with your grandparents. Read on to learn more about the age friendly ideas and activities in the local area.

Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time with grandparents? In Gosport we are lucky to be home to several museums and art galleries that all provide fun and educational experiences for people of all ages. From Gosport Museum and Art Gallery to the Mary Rose Museum, here are some of the best places to visit with grandparents in and around Gosport.

Gosport Museum and Art Gallery

The Gosport Museum and Art Gallery is a free attraction that showcases the town’s history through various exhibits. You and your grandparents can explore the galleries, which feature everything from archaeology to art. The museum is also home to the ‘Time Tunnel’ exhibit, which takes visitors on a journey through the town’s history. It’s a perfect opportunity to reminisce about the past and learn something new. There are regular exhibitions, a cafe and an outdoor area, as well as a Play Gallery if you have under 5s in your group and free wifi for teenagers! The ground floor is fully accessible and the parking around the building is free for Blue Badge holders.

Little Woodham Living History Village

Little Woodham, Living History Village, is a unique attraction in Little Woodham, Gosport and gives visitors a unique glimpse into what life was like in the 17th century. Opening from April, you can explore the village, meet the villagers, and learn about the trades and crafts of the time. You can even participate in some of the activities, like making butter or baking bread. A stimulating day out for all ages. There is access for wheelchair users, although there is some uneven ground.

The Historic Dockyard

The Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth is only a short ferry ride from Gosport and a must-visit attraction for any history buff. Particularly interesting for grandparents with an interest in naval history, you can explore the exhibits, including the Mary Rose Museum, the HMS Victory, and the HMS Warrior. You can even take a harbour tour and learn about the Royal Navy’s history in Portsmouth. Many of our clients enjoy going to visit the Historic Dockyard. It’s an immersive experience that brings history to life.

Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose Museum is located in the historic dockyard in Plymouth, 40 years since her recovery, it remains a fascinating attraction that provides a unique insight into Tudor history. You explore the many exhibits that showcase the life of the crew onboard the Mary Rose, a Tudor warship that sank in 1545. The museum also features a range of interactive exhibits and a chance to see the ship’s hull and artefacts. There is an audio loop in exhibition areas and the site is fully accessible making it a good option for those with mobility issues or hearing impairment.

A visit to any of these museums and art galleries in Gosport or over the water in Plymouth Historic Dockyard offers an excellent way to spend quality time with your loved ones, and fun for adults, children and grandparents. These attractions provide opportunities to learn, bond, and create new memories.

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