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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 which now houses the award-winning Diving Museum…
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. And they’ll be a chance to get ‘dressed’ in diving gear…
Duration: Allow 60+ minutes
Friday 10 September: 1100 – 1600
Friday 17 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 floor inside. Volunteers are willing to assist with lifting light chairs down the steps. The displays are very sensory, with info in a variety of mediums inc audio/visual.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Last entry to Museum at 1530.
The Historic Diving Society
For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.