Our SEARCH programme is a hands-on experience which brings learning to life for schools, groups, families and the local community by providing exciting encounters with real museum collections.

SEARCH is a unique programme full of artefacts, objects and specimens. We offer a very flexible resource, delivering real and relevant learning sessions for all age groups using our well-equipped learning spaces. SEARCH is not just about science and history. We have a wealth of resources that inspire creativity, art and literacy to encourage the development of skills and knowledge in all topics.

All sessions at SEARCH need to be pre-booked. If you would like to book for your school or group, please complete an enquiry form which can be found here: https://hampshireculturaltrust.typeform.com/to/rDeFybSe

Our facilitator-led, topic-based sessions for schools are designed to enrich and enhance children’s learning and thinking skills across the curriculum using real artefacts and specimens.

We offer a range of two-hour workshops, tailored to meet your requirements, including complementary pre-visit meetings and the use of indoor areas for lunch.

Workshops with SEARCH at Gosport cost £120 per session.

Alternatively, you can use our educational loans boxes to develop your own bespoke projects, or provide learning hooks and exciting, meaningful outcomes for challenge-based work. 

Our workshops


We offer a range of workshops and sessions for adults, including those with learning disabilities, and for community-based children's groups such as Brownies and Cubs to support badge work. Please contact us on 02393 877840 or email search@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk for more information.

There is public car parking near SEARCH, including disabled spaces close to the building’s entrance. There is a separate level entrance to the ground floor, a lift to the first floor, accessible toilet and a portable hearing loop. More details are available at disabledgo.com.

  • science room
  • learning room
  • fossil
  • whale spine
  • stuffed animals
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