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2022 Opening Hours

We are open on weekends and Bank holidays from 2nd April to 30th October 2022.

Our opening hours are 11am to 4pm.
Last entry 3.30pm.

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Adults: £5
Seniors and Kids (5-16 years): £4
Family (two adults and up to four children): £15
Under 5s: free
Carers: free
Out-of-hours admission: Minimum 6 people.
£7.50 per head, by appointment. Contact us at

The Diving Museum

How To Find Us

The Diving Museum
No. 2 Battery
Stokes Bay Road
PO12 2QU

Our unique ‘What 3 Words’ name is ‘threading.lateral.hook’.


By Car

SatNav users please use PO12 2QU to direct you to the museum.

From the M27, exit at junction 11 (Fareham) and follow the signs to Gosport (A27 and then A32) and then follow the road signs to Stokes Bay. The museum is at the western end of Stokes Bay.

By Bus

The Solent Ranger X5 bus that runs between Gosport and Southampton stops right outside the museum (Stokes Bay Home Park bus stop).

By Train

The nearest train stations are Fareham, and Portsmouth Harbour.

From Fareham Station take the X5 bus towards Gosport.

From Portsmouth Harbour take the Gosport ferry to Gosport and then catch the X5 bus from Gosport Bus Station. Alight at Stokes Bay Home Park bus stop which is right outside the museum.

Rail and coach visitors can book tickets on Trainline

By Hovercraft

If you are travelling from the Isle of Wight, Hovertravel operate a number of day excursions from the Isle of Wight to Lee-on-the-Solent throughout the year.

The Diving Museum is just a short cycle or taxi ride away from their landing area.

For more information visit

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There is a public car park adjacent to the museum.
There are 11 disabled parking bays in the car park.

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We welcome photography. Please feel free to take and share as many photos as you like while visiting the museum.

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Food & Drink

We do not have a café but a good beachfront café is right next to the museum.

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Because the museum is housed in an earth-covered gun battery, it can be cool inside. Warm clothing is advisable, especially for evening events.

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We are a dog-friendly museum. You are welcome to bring your dog with you to the museum but for their own safety, please keep them on a lead at all times while in the museum and grounds.

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Access to the museum is down a short flight of steps. If you need assistance our volunteers are happy to help. Once inside the museum all areas are accessible by wheelchair. Public conveniences, including a disabled toilet, are right outside the museum. We can provide access to the toilets during our evening events.

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Group Visits

We are happy to open the museum out-of-hours for group visits. Please contact us ( to arrange a mutually convenient time. 

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