Visiting the Centre
Address: 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants. PO6 3DP
Telephone: 02392 387000
|Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||– 10.00 am to 1.00 pm|
NB: Booking is essential if internet access is required. It is possible to visit at a later time by prior arrangement.
How to find us:
The HGS Research Centre is situated on the southbound carriageway of the A3 Northern Road, just before you reach the fire station and roundabout. We are the end building, next to the driveway signposted for ‘Car Tek’.
Parking at the centre is very limited. However there are several Cosham centre car parks a short walk away.
Disabled visitors can park outside the Centre, but please arrange with us in advance so we can vacate a space for you. We also have ground floor disabled facilities adjacent to the Research Centre.
Public Transport – We are within walking distance of Cosham train station and are close to bus routes from all directions (both Stagecoach and First Bus).
Faccombe village booklet now available
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Changes at the Ringwood Group
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Tragedy off Hurst Castle
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Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI)
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Poor Law Union Gazette – 2
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