The museum at Gosport Museum and Art Gallery was created by the community for the community and shines a spotlight on the town's rich heritage and social history. There is a wide range of activities and events for everyone to enjoy.

Alongside exhibitions that showcase the very best of local and national art, we run a programme of talks, workshops, events and hands-on activities. Gosport Museum showcases the town's rich heritage, while the café offers a selection of locally-sourced food, drinks and light refreshments. We also run well-established and unique curriculum-linked science and history sessions for schools on site.

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Display Space

The Display Space is a gallery in Gosport Museum and Art Gallery that is dedicated to exhibitions that celebrate local art and history. Here, you will be able to see the very best of art from local creatives on display, as well as find out more about the history of the borough through a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions.

Research Room

If you want to find out more about Gosport and the surrounding area, you can book an appointment to use our research room. Here, you will have access to our collections, including maps, photographs and books. To book an appointment, please call us on 02393 877840 or email us


Play Gallery

Our wonderful Play Gallery is an interactive, sensory space for the under fives and their parents or carers. The Play Gallery is a first introduction to galleries for small children, focusing on colour, line, shape, and texture. There is also access to a quiet and private baby feeding space.

Every month from January 2023, Galleries for Beginners sessions will take place for the under fives in the Play Gallery with additional making resources and activities.

Landscaped Courtyard

Take a stroll in our beautiful landscaped courtyard, which is also the perfect spot to enjoy refreshments from our café. Here, you'll be able to see the hundreds of tiles which were donated by people from in and around Gosport in support of the refurbishment of Gosport Museum and Art Gallery in 2022. 

Your Visit

Venue hire

There are a number of rooms available to hire at Gosport Museum and Art Gallery.

Suitable for community groups, activities or meetings, our rooms are also great spaces to host courses and workshops.

Each room can fit up to 20 people boardroom style, 35 people theatre style and 25 people for workshops. There is access to use of a large digital screen and free WiFi is available throughout the building.Our café is also available for evening hire. 

The Display Space, our community gallery, is available for hire by local artists, creatives, and community groups for a five week period for exhibitions. 

To find out more information and to book, please contact us by telephone on 02393 877840 or by email


Sat next to our café, our shop features locally produced and crafted goods including cards, prints, gifts and preserves, supporting local makers and creatives.

How to get here

You'll find Gosport Museum and Art Gallery just off the High Street on Walpole Road, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 

By ferry

We are a five minute walk directly up the High Street from the Ferry Port.  

By bus

Bus routes E1, E2 and X5 stop a short walk from the museum and gallery.  


Short stay parking is available at North Loading Bay Car Park, 7 High Street, Gosport, PO12 1 BX, and at Clarence Road Car Park, Clarence Road, Gosport, PO12 1DH, which also has long stay parking. Parking around the building is free for one hour. 

Parking around the building is free for Blue Badge holders.

Please check all routes before travelling


At Gosport Museum and Art Gallery, we aim to be as accessible as possible for everyone. If you have any questions before your visit, please call us on 02393 877840 or email us

We have an accessible entrance and toilets, which include a Changing Places facility. The ground floor is fully accessible, including a ramp in our museum.

There is a lift to the first floor which can be used by arrangement for booked groups, to visit our research room and for room hires. 

Parking around the building is free for Blue Badge holders. Assistance dogs are very welcome, as long as they are clearly identifiable.

Group visits

We welcome group visits to Gosport Museum and Art Gallery. If you would like to book a visit for your group, please call us on 02393 877840 or email us and we will be happy to assist you with your booking. 


Our SEARCH programme is a hands-on experience which brings learning to life for schools, groups, families and the local community by providing exciting encounters with real museum collections.

SEARCH is a unique programme full of artefacts, objects and specimens. We offer a very flexible resource, delivering real and relevant learning sessions for all age groups using our well-equipped learning spaces. SEARCH is not just about science and history. We have a wealth of resources that inspire creativity, art and literacy to encourage the development of skills and knowledge in all topics.

All sessions at SEARCH need to be pre-booked. If you would like to book for your school or group, please complete an enquiry form which can be found here:

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  • Last week was my 5th visit to this Gallery. These visits always coincide with a random journey from Brighton and no exhibition has been disappointing. The staff are always helpful and informative. The recent MARVELLOUS MECHANICALS exhibition of mechanical machines- closer to mechanical theatre and cabaret, is informative, entertaining and interactive where you can use a pencil to make each of the exhibits work. As with all the exhibitions here, the exhibits are well spaced out.
    I should have written this review years ago!

    Robert C
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