Visit Us


£8 adult | £7 concession*
£5 child | 4 & under go free
£22 family (2 adults, 3 children max)
FREE – With membership card


We offer the following concessions:

  • OAP
  • Students
  • Disabled (Carer goes free)
  • Military & Veterans

Group Rates

We regularly accommodate larger groups and offer different rates depending on the situation. For larger groups, we are sometimes also able to open outside of our normal opening hours. For these reasons, if you are in a larger group then we advise you contact us beforehand via the booking form at the bottom of this page so we can ensure everything runs smoothly.

Opening Times 2024

Open every Saturday and Sunday till 7th December inclusive

February to October: 10 am to 4 pm (last entry 3.30 pm)

November and December: 10 am to 3 pm (last entry 2.30 pm)

Special Events

We often run special events that might differ from the normal opening hours and days. All of these events can be found on our events calendar.

Out-of-Hours Visits

Depending on volunteer availability we are able to offer specially organised private visits outside of hours for larger parties. If you would like to make an out of hours booking please use the booking form at the bottom of this page.


Visitor entry to the museum is via the slipway gate on Marine Parade West only. No access via Daedalus Park/Chark Lane traffic lights.

By Car

The museum is 5.5 miles from the M27 Junction 11. For satnav users, please use PO13 9NS which will take you to Marine Parade West on the seafront. We do not currently have on-site parking but there is parking on the seafront and surrounding roads.

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Public Transport

The museum can be reached by the Solent Ranger X5 bus route that runs between Gosport and Southampton via the Richmond Road bus stop (2 minutes walk to the museum). The X5 transits via Fareham which has good links to national rail services.

By Foot

It takes a 10 to 20 minutes to walk from the Lee-on-Solent High Street to the museum.



We are striving to create a top quality experience that everyone can enjoy. If you have any questions or require any accommodations then please don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact form. In addition, any feedback you can give on improving our accessibility will be greatly received.

Accessible Parking

We do not have on-site parking and we recommend parking on the seafront or in the surround roads. For people needing accessible parking we sometimes are able to offer some parking near the front entrance. If you need accessible parking you should contact us before your visit to make sure we can accommodate your needs.

Getting Around

We have disabled access around most of the site. As our museum is set in a historic site with old buildings and old hovercraft, some areas may be less accessible to some people than we would otherwise like due to their inherent design. Where possible we have added, alternative routes, ramps and handrails to aid mobility.

There are two hovercraft that visitors can go inside that are not wheelchair accessible – the SR.N5 and SR.N6. The BH7 hovercraft has a steep inclined ramp which might make boarding more difficult for some visitors. The SR.N4 is wheelchair accessible to the car deck (with a steeper than ideal gradient), but the passenger cabins are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.

Visitors with larger mobility scooters (wider than 78cm) may struggle to fit through some doors in our main building.

Spaced around the site, we have placed seating for visitors to use.

If you have any questions or require any accommodations then please don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact form. In addition, any feedback you can give on improving our accessibility will be greatly received.

Toilets & Baby Change

There are private baby change facilities onsite for parents to use in our gender neutral disabled toilet.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome within the museum along with non-assistance dogs. We have water bowls dotted around the museum for our four-legged friends.


Telephone no. 02392 552090*

*Please note that our telephone is only manned during opening times so we recommend you contact us via our contact form or leave a message outside of this period.

Make a booking

If you would like to make a booking for a group, an out of hours visit, or make other special arrangements then please email