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They’ve done it again. The MAD volunteers of the Diving Museum present a toe-curling murder mystery for you to solve. Made even more challenging by remote acting via Zoom, this is a masterclass in criminal acting you can’t afford to miss!
Sadly, we have had to cancel our planned ‘dressing in Standard Dress’ event on our opening day, 3 July, for Covid safety reasons.
3 July 2021 is a red letter day for the museum. After 14 months of closure and an internal refurb, we are opening our doors again!
A new wildlife haven at our library/store in the ARP bunker, Alverstoke.
Museum volunteer, Richard Castle, has launched a new website dedicated to one of our prize exhibits, the JIM suit.
Thank you to the Co-op and its customers for a very generous donation to the museum.
Clearance Divers at Remembrance Day Parade in London.
Death on the Line – Red Herrings and laughter galore.
Mannequin man as William Walker the famous Winchester Cathedral Diver surprising visitors in the Great Hall at Winchester on heritage Open Day
Cox's Bolt Gun.This formidable piece of salvage gear could shoot a bolt clean through sheet steel one inch thick using an explosive charge! The gun itself weighs 16 kg (36 pounds) and was usually lowered to the diver on a rope or chain.Before it was...
Edinburgh’s Gold.In 1942 HMS Edinburgh was returning to the UK from Russia laden with gold bullion - payment to the Allies for supplies during World War 2. The convoy in which she was travelling was attacked. HMS Edinburgh was damaged and eventually...
Margaret Marks takes JIM for a walk in the diving trials tank in HMS Vernon in the early 1970s.