f you are looking for a great family day out, why not visit the Diving Museum? We have a fascinating selection of exhibits that will entertain, inform and educate the whole family. We were voted one of the top six family friendly museums in the UK in 2015!
The museum was established in 2011 by The Historical Diving Society. It is located in a Victorian military battery in Gosport on the shores of The Solent. It is the only museum of its kind in the UK.
Gosport has a claim to being the ‘home’ of the global diving industry. In 1832 the Deane brothers (the inventors of the diving helmet) carried out the world’s first commercial dive just off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The prototype helmet which the Deane brothers used to perfect their diving helmet is currently on display in the Diving Museum.
Although it is small, the museum has a wide range of diving equipment diving bells, chambers and atmospheric diving suits. Every kind of diving is represented .