Welcome to the Industrial Heritage Network HAMPSHIRE (IHNH) page!
The Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Network has been operating for a few years and has now joined the Industrial Heritage Networks family as the Industrial Heritage Network Hampshire (IHNH).
Our first meeting as IHNH is now confirmed!
This time it’s the Winchester City Mill who are hosting the meeting on the 23rd May – do get in touch if you’re interested in joining us!
The National Museum of the Royal Navy was newly formed in September 2009 based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but also encompasses The Royal Marines Museum, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower. In 2015, we opened First World War Monitor HMS M.33 to the public, and in 2016 we added HMS Caroline in Belfast, and the Hartlepool Maritime Experience and HMS Trincomalee to the National Museum of the Royal Navy family. Affiliates include HMS Unicorn (Dundee); HMS Wellington (London); the Medusa Trust (Portsmouth); the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust (Portsmouth) and the D-Day Museum (Portsmouth).
The old railway signal box at Romsey sits in its own grounds with a range of associated attractions. The signal box itself has been fully restored to full working order, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to pull the levers to make the signals outside operate. The site also features a separate miniature signal box, various exhibits (many hands-on), and a small café. It is open to the public (small charge for adults, children free) on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, and other occasions as advertised on the website. Group visits at other times can also be arranged.