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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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Superb library

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.

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Skaboy68
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Gosport, United Kingdom

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 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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Reviewed January 11, 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
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Reviewed January 8, 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 November 11, 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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Reviewed November 8, 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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Reviewed November 2, 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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Reviewed September 20, 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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Thank Ed E
Gosport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lovely place to meet up for refeshments, read the papers, immerse yourself in local history or use a computer. Very helpful and well informed staff.

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Thank jimkeevil
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

I have ALWAYS been a fan of Gosport Discovery Centre, and have never had any problems with it. The staff are generally very good. If I have any problems at all with the staff, it would be one or two volunteers for the reading challenge that didn't look at all happy to be there a few weeks ago. The range... More 

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Thank Joshua M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

The last time I visited this Discovery Centre it was just a Library - now it is spread over 3 local sites comprising the Main Building (Discovery Centre), Gosport Gallery & the Local & Naval Studies centre. Each has it's own unique features but the one best known is the Discovery Centre, which houses a comprehensive library with Music &... More 

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