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Collections

We are proud to have one of the best collections of diving equipment in Europe covering everything from early to modern diving, commercial to sport diving and military to experimental diving. Each piece has a tale to tell about the exploration of our amazing underwater world. Sometimes even the smallest pieces have remarkable stories to tell.

Exhibit of the Month

Exhibit of the Month

Exhibit of the Month

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...

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Exhibit of the Month

Exhibit of the Month

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...

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Museum Plan

Map showing the layout of the Diving Museum