Community hire

Busy Boats Bay and the Learning Centre, at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, is available for private hire by community groups.

Busy Boat Bay

An ideal environment for fun safe play for families with young children. Facilities include a water play area, a role play area with a crawl through submarine and climb onboard pirate ship, dressing up, toys and games area and a soft sensory play harbour.

Learning Centre

An equipped community space ideal for meetings, talks, hands on activities, clubs and classes.


  • Community hire of the Learning Centre £14 per hour
  • Busy Boat hire (up to 3 hours) £90.
  • A £50 deposit will be taken in cash on the day and returned after the event if the room is left clean and tidy with no breakages.
  • All prices are excluding VAT. Both areas are available for short term and long term hire and include FREE car parking.

Special rates for long term hire and access to the Submarine Museum can be negotiated. Catering can also be arranged.
All profits go to support the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, a registered charity. Our mission is to tell the story of the Royal Navy submarine service.

For more information, please complete our online booking form or call 02392 505609.