Gosport Discovery Centre

School visits to the Museum on the Mezzanine

We welcome young visitors to explore our permanent local history displays and try out our family friendly activities.

Permanent School Sessions - Led Sessions

Wish You Were Here? Seaside Holidays in the past (KS1)

Summer Term Only
A fun-filled and hands-on session for one class of KS1 pupils, investigating how a trip to the seaside in the past differs from that of today, by exploring objects, photos and souvenirs, clothing and games.

Our Town Gosport KS1 & KS2

Pupils exercise their detective skills to investigate life in the past in Gosport, exploring real objects, maps, photographs and other documents. They present their findings to the rest of the class at the end of the session.

Pupils will

  • Handle real historical objects
  • Examine and compare maps to see how the town has changed
  • Discover what photographs can reveal about the past
  • Investigate a local building using visible features and historical documents (census records) to find out about its history and the people who lived there
  • Present their findings to the rest of the class

Mini Museum Curator Training (KS2)

A workshop to introduce pupils to the skills required to set up and run their own mini museum, using hands-on activities and real historical objects to investigate object care and conservation, labelling and display

Self-led sessions

KS1 and KS2 self-led resources to help your class to investigate the museum and its' collections. Self-led resources are FREE, but MUST be booked in advance.

  • Museum Detectives Self-led (KS1)

    A one-hour session with games, objects, costumes and trails helping your class to thoroughly explore and experience our new displays.

  • Museum Detectives Self-led (KS2)

    A one and a half hour session using our resource box of hands-on activities and games, encouraging your pupils to use thinking skills.

Gosport Geology Gallery

  • Self-led Gallery visit and ‘Rock around Gosport’ geology walk (KS2)

    A self-led visit for KS2 groups doing the Rocks and Soils unit, linked with a geology walking trail along Gosport High Street. An ideal add-on to the Geology in Action session at SEARCH in the same building. Please contact the Education Officer for more details.

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  • £26 per hour per class of up to 35 children
  • Led sessions normally last for two hours

Important information


To book or discuss sessions, please contact Janet Wildman, Learning Officer on 023 9250 1957 or email Janet.Wildman@hants.gov.uk