Gosport Discovery Centre

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In the centre of Gosport, the Discovery Centre combines the best of traditional libraries with an exciting world of fun, learning and leisure. Whether you want to find the latest blockbuster, dig up information on your ancestors, watch a dance performance, or learn to surf the net, it's all here.

There are three sites and four floors of books, reference materials, art, local history, museum exhibits, film, music and events - something for all ages and interests. There are special zones for children and young people, as well as comfy seating areas for reading or relaxing. For those who want to study, there are quiet areas, as well as a full range of library services.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive

Opening hours

Discovery Centre
Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00
Sat 09.00-16.30

Gosport Gallery
Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00

Local Studies Centre
Mon, Wed, Fri 09.30-17.00
Tues and Thurs 09.30-19.00
Sat 09.00-16.30

Closed: Sun

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Air-Sea Rescue Launch D Type, 1943, Stephen Bone

Southern Shores

  • 13 January — 17 March 2018 *on now

An exhibition bringing together marine-themed works from the outstanding collection of Southampton City Art Gallery to celebrate the shores of the south we inhabit. This eclectic selection of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes works by Richard Eurich, Spencer Gore and C.R.W. Nevinson.

The region’s long and varied relationship with the sea is reflected through these charming and historic works and includes rarely seen works conserved especially for the exhibition.

Lead Image credit: Air-Sea Rescue Launch D Type, 1943, Stephen Bone
© Southampton City Art Gallery, presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17



Gosport Discovery Centre
High Street
PO12 1BT

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014


Discovery Centre website


Gosport Gallery website







Events Booking Line

0845 603 5631

02392 523463

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