Food & Gift Shop
Sit and relax with a drink and a snack at Camber Lights, our waterside coffee shop. Enjoy our sun terrace on the eighteenth century Camber Dock overlooking the magnificent views of Portsmouth Harbour.
Camber Lights offers a wide variety of hot and cold drinks including speciality coffees and herbal teas, fresh sandwiches, and deliciously naughty cakes.
FREE to enter and can be used independently from the Museum.
Camber Lights now has a full license so that customers can now enjoy a glass of Wine, Bottle of Lager or a traditional bottle of Explosion! Ale with their meals.
*NEW* Loyalty Cards are now available, buy seven hot drinks and get the eighth free!
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The Museum Shop is located opposite our Reception area and stocks a wide range of Souvenirs and Books relative to the Priddy's Hard site and Naval Firepower. Souvenirs include Stationary, Traditional toys, Glassware and China decorated with images of Priddy's Hard and the Grand Magazine.
The Museum Shop also stocks a wide range of books, one of the most popular publications, entitled "The Royal Naval Armaments Depots of PRIDDY'S HARD, Elson, Frater and Bedenham" by Harry Semark, is the definitive work of the Ordnance depots in Gosport. The shop also stocks the Museum's Souvenir Guidebook , which retails for £2.95.
The Museum shop also has an Off License enabling customers to purchase the popular Explosion! Ale made by local brewers The Oakleaf Brewery.
Ale Ammunition Boxes Volunteers within the Museum's Conservation areas have created a fantastic new product line within the Museum Shop. Ammunition Ale Boxes contain three bottle's of our very own Explosion Ale, produced at the award winning local Oakleaf Brewery. The boxes are made of redundant timber and resemble ammunition boxes that would have been used on the Priddy's Hard site in the past for storing munitions.
The boxes retail at £15.00 inc. VAT and can be purchased from the Shop.
The museum's volunteers also make a variety of garden bird boxes, also on sale within the Museum Shop. All profits from the sale of these items go towards conservation projects within the Museum.
Museum Shop stocks local Society Publications:The Museum shop is also your local stockist for Gosport Society Publications. The Gosport Society is a non-political Civic Amenity Society which is concerned with conservation, planning and Gosport's important history.
The Society have published a number of books relating to Gosport’s History.
Please see the information below:
Leisurely Gosport - Price £4.95. Compiled by Lesley Burton, this book is a celebration of two centuries of Sporting and Social activities in Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent.
Wings Over Gosport - Price £4.95. This book sets out to show Gosport's role in the very early days of aviation history and the town's inspiration behind the formation of the R.A.F. It tells of the men and women who in both world wars, played significant parts in many establishments in the town. Flight training, torpedo testing and aircraft repair were pioneered in the Borough, backed by the W.A.A.F and many Gosport women working in the establishments. These are things perhaps which are still remembered by some of the elderly residents, but unknown to the young of Gosport. Written by Lesley Burton.
Soldiers of the Queen - Price £4.50. This publication illustrates Gosport as a Garrison Town for over 200 years. Written by Lesley Burton and Beryl Peacey.
Go Ahead Gosport - Price £3.50. This publication written by Lesley Burton and Beryl Peacey, shows the new look town in words and pictures.
D-Day Our Great Enterprise - Price £3.50. This publication, written by Lesley Burton, is Lesley's contribution towards recording some of the events - sad, funny or unusual - which do not often find their way into the official records. It is also a tribute to those many hundreds and thousands of otherwise unremarkable human beings who earned themselves a permanent place in the history of this country.
Feeding the Forces - Price £1.95. This booklet, written by Lesley Burton, tells the History of the Royal Clarence Yard 1827-1992.
Haslar the Royal Hospital - Price £3.50. This publication was written by Surgeon Commander Tony Revell in 1978 and updated in 2000, published by the Gosport Society. A brief history of Haslar Royal Hospital from its conception in 1745 up to the year 2000.
Publications and souvenirs can be obtained from the Shop via Mail Order, please contact the Gift shop manager by phone on 02392 505612 or Contact Retail & Coffee Shop to discuss availability and current prices.