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Address: County Library High Street, Gosport PO12 1BT, England
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+44 845 603 5631
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In Gosport town centre you’ll find The Discovery Centre, which is open till...

In Gosport town centre you’ll find The Discovery Centre, which is open till 7pm on weekday evenings. There is a surprising range of things to see at the Centre, including art exhibitions, events, and special activities for children and families. The Discovery Centre museum tells the history of Gosport and is well worth a visit, whilst those interested in fossils will enjoy the Geology Gallery. Why not also visit the family friendly exhibition on the mezzanine floor of Gosport Discovery Centre. Located just off the Town Centre High Street, exhibitions use pictures, objects and interactives to tell the stories of Gosport’s people.

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A Joy To Visit

The Discovery Centre in Gosport is a joy to visit. I live in Fareham where the library is cold and soulless but functional - despite being done up recently. The Discovery Centre... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan W
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Fareham, United Kingdom

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Discovery Centre in Gosport is a joy to visit. I live in Fareham where the library is cold and soulless but functional - despite being done up recently. The Discovery Centre is welcoming, always full of people, has all sorts of displays and things happening as well as a good café and being a full library. They have a... More 

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Thank Susan W
Gosport, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have popped in here for lunch a couple of times and have enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and helpful and even made me a salad to my dietry requirements, which is excellent customer service. The prices are very reasonable and the food is well presented.

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Thank Karen99901
Gosport, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely wee cafe situated to the right as you go through the entrance. On the left is a little shop area, with local people craft, cards, toys, some nice items. Vary's in price

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Thank Julie w
Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Use this library a lot although I live in Fareham Gosport library seems to have a larger selection of books plus lots of seating areas and a cafe.

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Thank Skaboy68
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Recently started using this library, great staff - thank you Illona & Sharon- very helpful.Great range of free facilities available. Very clean and organised. Have now used these facilities a few times-excellent ,thank you library. However the cafe has a few issues too many. Yes its slow, but I appreciate things take time. First of all - is it too... More 

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Thank john j
Gosport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Well worth a visit to either use the library facilities or the cafe. Some of the younger staff not so knowlegable ,but overall good service. We will use again.

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Thank vorders99
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My children and I visit the library all the time, it's fantastic! Lots going on for everybody, young and old. The library are very accommodating of their younger visitors with a cosy reading corner and lego club. The café however is a very different story, the service is painfully slow and they only accept cash!! I ordered toast for my... More 

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Thank Titannia O
Gosport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

"Love thy Denim" is on show at the Gallery building (diagonally opposite the main entrance and round the corner - look for the sandwich board). Only one room but well worth a look. The history of predominantly blue workware is presented but more post 1960s fashion. Clothes, posters, magazines, toys.

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Thank Jeff S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I first visited the centre for a world war 1 exhibition. I have since discovered that they have a vibrant programme of fascinating local lectures and exhibition. Is well worth a visit. Staff are chatty and friendly and it is centrally located

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Thank Stephen C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,703 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This library has it all a really nice cafe and gift shop for buys. A museum, courses on offer and a museum. Plenty of books and entertainment.

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