SEARCH - Hampshire Museums' Hands-On Centre

SEARCH is a hands-on centre for history and natural sciences in Gosport. We offer a range of exciting activity sessions for primary schools using real museum collections. Holiday workshops for families, interactive open days and reminiscence sessions for older visitors are all led by expert staff.

SEARCH encourages children to investigate with help from specially trained facilitators.
SEARCH provides stimulating activity sessions for school groups and other groups using museum collections and supported by pre-visit meetings for teachers.
SEARCH offers the opportunity for a unique experience linked to National Curriculum history and science at Key Stages 1 and 2.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1730

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SEARCH By Torchlight

  • 28 October 2016 6-8:30pm *on now

A family event... but not for the faint hearted. Discover the strange goings on in the museum at night. Bring a torch and go on a trail around the building. Expect lots of spooky surprises. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Just drop in 6-8.30pm (last entry 8pm)
£1 per person

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


£1 per person

SEARCH - Hampshire Museums' Hands-On Centre
50 Clarence Road
PO12 1BU



023 9250 1957


023 9250 1921

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