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

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An Outstanding Collection of Diving Equipment

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The UK's Only Museum Dedicated to Diving

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Welcome to The Diving Museum

Promoting and Preserving Our Diving Heritage

Please note: WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT.

We plan to re-open in mid 2025

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

We are closed for refurbishment.
We will re-open on 5 April 2025.

Admission

Adults: £6
Seniors and Kids (5-16 years): £4.50
Family (two adults and up to four children): £16
Under 5s: free
Carers: free

The Diving Museum

The Diving Museum

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

What’s On

Recent News

Gosport Drones video of the work at No. 2 Battery

Gosport Drones video of the work at No. 2 Battery

We would like to extend our thanks to Steve Hammond of  Gosport Drones who has made a short (4-minute) excellent video of the work that is taking place at the museum. Thank you, Steve! You can see more of his work at the Gosport Drones facebook...

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The Museum Works

The Museum Works

Since clearing the museum in November, work has proceeded apace on restoring the building both inside and out. Internally the building has been inspected from floor to ceiling and the bricked up rear door has been opened up to provide access to the back of the...

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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

And lots more

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

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AFFILIATION AND OTHER HERITAGE LINKS

We are affiliated with the National Museum of the Royal Navy