The Diving Museum



No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU

Tel: 023 9260 2260

The Diving Museum


The museum opens for Weekends and Bank holidays from April to the end October,  please check the attraction website for further information. 

The Diving Museum covers all aspects of diving from underwater sports and spear fishing to military, commercial and scientific research diving. We also have an outdoor display of large exhibits including world record-breaking diving chambers and bells and even the world’s first ‘transfer-under-pressure” diving bell. We have a special display dedicated to Gosport’s important role in diving research. For the kids there are trails and quizzes, ‘dress the diver’, ‘sink the penny diver’, colouring-in and lots more!

The Diving Museum is housed in a Napoleonic Battery built in 1860. The building is itself an attraction with a fascinating history leading from Victorian times through two world wars and as a nuclear shelter in the cold war.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£5.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen ticket£4.00 per ticket
Child ticket£4.00 per ticket
Family ticket£15.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

No need to book ahead except for special evening events see website - We have a program of events throughout the season



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets - Public toilets alongside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Alongside the Diving Museum
  • Parking (charge) - Pay and display

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1.5 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Seaside location at Stokes Bay, view of the Solent and the Isle of Wight
  • Indoor Attraction - Museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Large Diving Museum exhibits outside
  • Village Location - Near Alverstoke village

Specialist Features

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


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Use the post code  PO12 2QU  in your GPS / satnav

Public car parks, pay-and-display alongside.

Near the popular Bayside Cabin cafe

Public Transport Directions

Bay House School stop on Route 9/9A

Stokes Bay Home Park stop on Route X5 -

From Portsmouth Harbour train station, catch the ferry over to Gosport and the X5 bus to the Stokes Bay Home Park stop


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

Opening Times

The Diving Museum (2 Apr 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 15:30
Bank Holiday11:00 - 15:30

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