Voted One of the Top Six Family Friendly Museums in the UK

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An Outstanding Collection of Diving Equipment

The UK's Only Museum Dedicated to Diving

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Welcome to The Diving Museum

Promoting and Preserving Our Diving Heritage

We are a small, volunteer-run museum powered by you. You are the reason we exist. We look forward to helping you explore our museum.

Opening Hours

11am to 4pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays from Good Friday to the last Sunday in October

Admission

Adults: £3
Seniors: £2
Kids: (5-16 years old): £2
Under 5s: free
Family (two adults and any number of children under 16): £8
Carers: free

The Diving Museum

The Diving Museum

No. 2 Battery
Stokes Bay Road
Gosport
PO12 2QU
United Kingdom

What’s On

Red Hat Knitters

EVERY Saturday

FROM 07/Apr/2018

TO 27/Oct/2018

11.30am-1pm. Come and join us, The Diving Museum’s very own knitting group. We knit items to sell in the Museum and work on various other group charity projects.
Knit, chat – we supply tea and biscuits.

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Underwater 2018

FROM Saturday 26/May/2018

TO Monday 28/May/2018

An exhibition of underwater-inspired multi-media contemporary art featuring local artists.
A great opportunity to buy an original piece of artwork. Prizes are awarded to the works that get the most public votes. Come and vote for your favourite piece.

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Father’s Day

Sunday 17/Jun/2018

Treat your Dad to a day out! All Dads accompanied by their child/children can visit the museum for free on Father’s Day.

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Carosanto, Gunnislake on TripAdvisor

“I don’t dive, can hardly swim and am lo-tech, but I found this place to be full of fascinating objects.”

Pauline B, Portsmouth on TripAdvisor

“Our guide was brilliant – entertaining and knowledgeable with lots of stories to supplement the already good information provided.”

133pjp, Basingstoke on TripAdvisor

“What a gem! Fascinating exhibits with helpful and informative volunteers. Excellent museum for divers, non-divers and children.”

Tim N, Kendal on TripAdvisor

“Oh boy this was a good find. Knowledgeable, chatty staff who were helpful … a really interesting spot.”

Shipahoyahoy on TripAdvisor

“A fascinating museum telling the history of diving. The volunteers could not have been more friendly and welcoming.”

DrKMWho, Bath on TripAdvisor

“… one of the best small museums I have ever visited.”

Dan J on TripAdvisor

“We couldn’t recommend this place enough! Lovely little place and plenty of history.”

Debbie R on TripAdvisor

“ … friendly, helpful and enthusiastic volunteer staff to assist. Well worth a visit!”

Carosanto, Gunnislake on TripAdvisor

“I don’t dive, can hardly swim and am lo-tech, but I found this place to be full of fascinating objects.”

Pauline B, Portsmouth on TripAdvisor

“Our guide was brilliant – entertaining and knowledgeable with lots of stories to supplement the already good information provided.”

133pjp, Basingstoke on TripAdvisor

“What a gem! Fascinating exhibits with helpful and informative volunteers. Excellent museum for divers, non-divers and children.”

Tim N, Kendal on TripAdvisor

“Oh boy this was a good find. Knowledgeable, chatty staff who were helpful … a really interesting spot.”

Shipahoyahoy on TripAdvisor

“A fascinating museum telling the history of diving. The volunteers could not have been more friendly and welcoming.”

DrKMWho, Bath on TripAdvisor

“… one of the best small museums I have ever visited.”

Dan J on TripAdvisor

“We couldn’t recommend this place enough! Lovely little place and plenty of history.”

Debbie R on TripAdvisor

“ … friendly, helpful and enthusiastic volunteer staff to assist. Well worth a visit!”

Brainbox Puzzles

Amazing Facts

Funny Bones

Cartoon illustration of a diver at the diving museum
Image of a sandy sea bed

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