Venue hire

Christmas Party & Prom

Glitz and Glamour at Explosion Museum

We know diamonds are forever but so is a good time. Make fabulous memories together this festive season with an evening of glitz and glamour, with the amazing singer Rachael Hawnt as seen on BBC 1’s All Together Now. Her set list will get the party started with an array of hits, some familiar and some brand new to get you in the seasonal spirit. Covering all genres including jazz, swing and contemporary songs - there might even be a few Christmas favourites in between to sing along to. 

Explosion Museum is the perfect venue to get the party started as we decorate the 18th century powder magazine building with lights and glitter. With walls up to 8ft think, arching brickwork & Victorian wooden floors, you'll have plenty of space to party like never before. This shared Christmas party experience is perfect for friends, family and colleagues who want an extra special bit of glamour or in search of something festively fabulous. So get your best dress ready - for what promises to be an unforgettable night for all.

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  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Delicious three course meal
  • Fabulous Christmas decorations 
  • Spectacular performance from Rachael Hawnt

Christmas Cocktail Party at Explosion Museum

Celebrate the festive season in style at our special Christmas Cocktail Party night at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower on Saturday 7 December and Friday 13 December. Get an expertly-made cocktail as you party the night away with classic hits and Christmas favourites with our DJ.

Spend time with friends or colleagues as you enjoy a night like no other. From the festive decorations that bring the party atmosphere to life to the fabulous cocktails made to accompany your two course dinner. There's no better place to celebrate this time of year than at Explosion Museum, under a vaulted brick ceiling, lit up by candles and fairy lights. 

The event is perfect for Christmas parties or group celebrations who want that extra bit of glamour and love a cocktail or two. Enjoy our shared party night experience together with friends and colleagues as you make the most of this spectacular location. 

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  • Fabulous festive cocktail on arrival
  • Enjoy a delightful 2 course meal
  • Further 2 cocktails with dinner
  • Gorgeous decorations you'll love

80s Christmas at Explosion Museum

Join us on Saturday 14 December for the ultimate big band night at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport. Dig out those leg warmers and get your glow sticks ready as you start your winter off with a party to remember.

The spectacular vaulted ceilings of Explosion Museum come alive with sound and colour as you dance the night away to your favourite tunes. Great Scott will be setting the party vibe with classic songs that'll you remember taking you from toe tapping to Christmas clapping.

Enjoy a delicious dinner to get you in the festive mood alongside a welcome drink on arrival. A bar will be open all night to help you get in the festive spirts for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of energised entertainment.

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  • Expertly decorated surroundings
  • Top music from 'The Great Scott'
  • Delicious dinner served
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

Baubles and Buccaneers on HMS Warrior

Get your dancing shoes and your best pirate party outfit (if you want) for the ultimate themed Christmas party onboard HMS Warrior. Join us on Friday 6 December, Saturday 7 December, Saturday 14 December and Friday 20 December.

Our special baubles and buccaneers event is perfect for your work's Christmas party or group as you step onboard Queen Victoria's favourite ship.

Enjoy a delicious mulled wine or hot cider on arrival as you take in the glorious surroundings, lit up by Christmas illuminations. Guests will enjoy 1/2 a bottle of wine per person on each table as well as a sumptious three course meal.

Get the party started with your pirate hat and sword at the ready for a night you'll never forget.

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  • Christmas onboard an authentic Victorian ship
  • Themed dress a must 
  • Delicious three course meal
  • 7pm to 11.30pm

Christmas Party at Boathouse 4

The perfect venue for your Christmas celebration. The amazing Midships restaurant in Boathouse 4 has stunning views over the harbour entrance and the boatbuilding museum. Our selection of fine wines and great menus complemented by our fully stocked cocktail bar will give you a party to remember.

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  • Up to 120 guests for a seated dinner
  • Up to 200 guests for a private function

Prom at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

With the Grand Magazine fast becoming a very popular venue for weddings, we would now like to present you this very unique venue for your end of year Proms. Our venue truly has a great party atmosphere and is somewhat a bit of a hidden gem for Gosport.

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  • Great for working on a budget
  • Available for up to 200 guests
  • Grade1 listed building built in 1771
  • History rich and full of character