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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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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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Pirates Ahoy!

Pirates Ahoy!

It was "All Hands on Deck" for our Pirate weekend while we dressed up, walked the plank, fished in a barrel, hunted down the treasure, tied ourselves in knots and all this while 'Deeps' the Giant Diver Puppet patrolled around the museum on the look out for scallywags...

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The Eagle has landed!

The Eagle has landed!

Thursday 10th August 2023.The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay, Gosport. We are excited to announce that after 2 years in the planning, and thanks to the generosity of Subsea7, the Subsea7 DSV Eagle diving bell finally found its place in the Diving Museum. It was delivered...

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A Health Check with South East Museum Development

A Health Check with South East Museum Development

Since opening in 2011 we have worked with and been supported by South East Museum Development (SEMD). Without their advice and help we would not be where we are today – an accredited museum with industry and community support and a bright, sustainable future. In fact...

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D-Day veteran, Jack Quinn visits the museum

D-Day veteran, Jack Quinn visits the museum

We were honoured today to receive a visit from a 98 year-old D-Day Veteran who came to see the museum on his way home from this year's D-Day Commemorations in Normandy. He visits every year to honour his fellow soldiers and friends who didn't return from that...

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We need your help

We need your help

The Diving Museum has recently been fortunate to attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  During the coming months we will be preparing plans for an exciting redevelopment of the museum and this is why we need your opinions to help us shape our plans....

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