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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: Our 2021 season is completed and WE ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL 2ND APRIL 2022. We hope to see you then.

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.

2021 Opening Hours

11am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm
Weekends and Bank holidays from 2nd July to 31st October 2021

Admission

Adults: £5
Seniors and Kids (5-16 years): £4
Family (two adults and up to four children): £15
Under 5s: free
Carers: free

The Diving Museum

The Diving Museum

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

What’s On

A Standard Mile

Saturday 02/Apr/2022

Ty Burton, wearing in Standard Dress will walk a mile along the seafront at Stokes Bay to open the Museum.

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Underwater 2022

FROM Saturday 30/Apr/2022

TO Sunday 30/Oct/2022

An exhibition of films and photographs inspired by the concept ‘underwater’

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Not for the Glory

Sunday 19/Jun/2022

Not for the Glory – the extraordinary career of a bomb disposal expert, Mick Fellows MBE. DSC. BEM*.

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Recent News

The Gosport Half Marathon and us

The Gosport Half Marathon and us

On Sunday 21st November over 1500 runners took part in the Gosport Half Marathon. Each year, the organisers promote a local charity/organisation and this year The Diving Museum was selected. Our Museum Director, Kevin Casey dressed in Standard Dress and joined the...

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All aboard

All aboard

Hop aboard the Provincial Society’s free vintage bus and get discounted entry to the museum. For 2 days only!

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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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