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The Diving Museum
South East

No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road,
Hampshire, PO12 2QU
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The Diving Museum - Promoting and Preserving our Diving Heritage

Volunteer-run museum, an offshoot of the Historical Diving Society.  The UK's only museum devoted to diving with a fascinating selection of exhibits which will entertain, inform and educate the whole family.  Voted one of the top 6 family friendly museums in the UK in 2015.  

We are located in a Victorian Gun Battery, a Grade 2* listed building on the shores of the Solent, with a car park and cafe nearby.  Gosport has a claim to be the 'home' of the global diving industry as in 1832 the Deane brothers (the inventors of the diving helmet) carried out the world's first commercial dive not far from the Museum.  We have their prototype on display along with a wide range of equipment, from diving bells to helmets, chambers and atmospheric diving suits.  Every era from ancient to modern and every kind of diving from recreational, military, scientific, commercial and even breath-hold diving.  Something for everyone with volunteer guides who have often dived the equipment themselves and can tell you their stores.  A great family visit!