Gosport Discovery Centre


Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

High Street, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1BT

Tel: 0300 555 1387

Gosport Discovery Centre


In Gosport town centre you will find The Discovery Centre, where there is a surprising range of things to see and do, including art exhibitions, events, special activities for children and families.

The Discovery Centre museum tells the history of Gosport, whilst those interested in fossils will enjoy the Geology Gallery. The Discovery Centre hosts the town’s library, there is an attractive café, comfortable seating and a range of newspapers and magazines to read.

The Discovery Centre offers
- Free internet and WiFi access
- Exhibitions in the Gosport Gallery – attracting national standard art exhibitions supported by a programme of activities
- Art in the Café Gallery – showing the work of local artists
- Weekly events programme – including talks, theatre, music
- Museum on the Mezz – a story display and interactive activities
- Gift Shop

Gosport Discovery Centre Reviews (from Google)

Average rating 4.8/5 from 5 reviews

  • Friendly staff with accessible floors for those wheelchair bound.  Variety of services within, From Internet access to local history documentation.  Not forgetting the café on the ground floor, which sells great cakes and great hospitality.
    Wagtail, 2017 - 5 stars
  • Good selection of books, a great children's area and a nice cafe downstairs, just make sure you have cash for the cafe as they don't take card. 
    Aaron, 2016 - 4 stars
  • Excellent facilities. Large book choice for all ages, nice little cafe and seating area & knowledgeable helpful staff.
    David, 2016 - 5 stars
  • Well .... how can I describe this library, which is also called The Discovery Centre. Many thoughts come to mind, but in short I would say that this is quite an impressive meeting place for people of all ages. It is in fact the first time I have found a library being so proactive and helpful. A library that takes part and gives to the local community
    Martha, 2015 - 5 stars
  • It was a lovely experience and there is a lot of computers and history books and exhibits. I was able to research lots of famous people with biography. 
    Tyrone, 2014 - 5 stars

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free admissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearby public car parks.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours.
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Special events relating to exhibition.
  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Approaching from the M27 or A27, follow signs for Gosport A32 and remain on this road. Nearer the Town Centre follow South Street where there is a long stay car park. Gosport High Street is pedestrian area.

Public Transport Directions

From Fareham Bus Station take the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Route from Fareham to Gosport – E1 & E2. Although Gosport doesn’t have its down train station, it is served by both Portsmouth Harbour train station via a short crossing on the ferry and Fareham train station. The Gosport Ferry provides a quick and convenient way to get from Portsmouth to Gosport. The Hard Bus Intercharge is adjacent to the ferry terminal and train station.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday09:00 - 19:00*
Saturday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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