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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 look forward to welcoming visitors back in summer 2025

Admission

Adults: £8.50. Adult Concession: £7.50 (Seniors; Students; Disabled)
Youth (5-17 years): £5.50. Youth Concession (Disabled £4.50)
Family (two adults and up to three children): £23
Under 5s: Free
Historical Diving Society Members: Free
Group rates available (minimum 10). Contact info@divingmuseum.co.uk

The Diving Museum

The Diving Museum

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

What’s On

Recent News

Museum update – aerial view

Museum update – aerial view

A recent aerial survey of No. 2 Battery was supplied to us by Steve Hammond of Gosport Drones. With his kind permission, we would like to share it with you.The work that is being carried out at No. 2 Battery is funded by:The Arts Council EnglandHistoric EnglandGosport...

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What’s up at the Museum?

What’s up at the Museum?

Good progress continues to be made at No. 2 Battery both outside and inside the building. In the last few weeks ... The wheelchair access path and steps to the front door are nearing completion. A new path is being built from the front door to the outside exhibits....

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Museum works, April 2024

Museum works, April 2024

Despite the stormy conditions that we have suffered in the last few months, good progress is being made at No. 2 Battery. Exterior works:The repair of the two gun emplacements is almost complete and the scaffolding will soon be removed. The rear wall has been pressure...

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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
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AFFILIATION AND OTHER HERITAGE LINKS

We are affiliated with the National Museum of the Royal Navy