Walking the plank

Brand new under 5s play centre opens ''at the Submarine Museum.''''From left to right Mayor of Gosport Cllr. Richard Dixon, Jeremy Nottingham aged 7, Edward Gibbs aged 7 and Mayoress of Gosport Bobbie Dixon
Brand new under 5s play centre opens ''at the Submarine Museum.''''From left to right Mayor of Gosport Cllr. Richard Dixon, Jeremy Nottingham aged 7, Edward Gibbs aged 7 and Mayoress of Gosport Bobbie Dixon
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TWO pirates threatened to run amok aboard a ship in Gosport’s naval submarine museum.

But the pair weren’t trying to board the historic Second Wold War-era HMS Alliance submarine at the museum in Haslar Road, instead enjoying a day playing on a wooden ship.

A new under-fives play centre, called Busy Boats Bay, has been open since the Easter holidays, and gives families the chance to splash in water, dress up as pirates and take control of a toy submarine and pirate ship.

Entry to the centre is free with a museum ticket.

Chris Munns is the director of the museum and said he is delighted the new centre is open.

He said: ‘This will be a great new facility for our visitors and local community.

‘It will really add to the family experience when visiting the Submarine Museum.’

As reported yesterday, the museum needs £200,000 to finish a £6.5m restoration project to bring HMS Alliance up to scratch for public view.