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Diving Museum, No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU
Explore secrets of the deep and diving techniques through time, within a Victorian Gun Battery.
A wide collection of diving equipment and information housed in a Victorian military battery – the last surviving battery of the Stokes Bay Lines. The inventors of the diving helmet trialled and proved their helmet on wrecks in this area. The world’s only surviving example, which led to the development of the diving helmet, is on display in the museum together with artefacts from military, scientific, commercial and recreational diving.
Volunteers are on hand to give you a personal tour of the building and the exhibits. There are lots of activities for children and, weather permitting a range of outdoor diving exhibits to explore.
- Friday 13 September: 1100-1600
- Friday 20 September: 1100 – 1600
No Booking Needed – just turn up and enjoy
Some wide and shallow steps into the Battery may restrict wheelchair and pushchair access, but level inside. Volunteers are willing to assist with lifting light chairs. Situated next to large pay and display car park and the Bayside Cafe. Last entry to Museum 1530.
People Power: This award-winning museum is run by volunteers, many of whom have led careers as divers.
The Historic Diving Society
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