Discovery Bus

HWTMA's Maritime Bus is an inspiring mobile resource facility that enables us to take our activities and information all over the region, country and beyond, visiting schools and colleges, community centres, events, local shows, open days and public spaces, from parks to libraries and supermarket car parks.

"Stepping into this van is like stepping into a museum. I didn't realise the Solent hides so much history beneath the waves. It's quite unique to have this kind of information out here for the public and I think it is really cool that we get to see it and hear about it without going into a museum." (Visitor to the Maritime Bus)

The Maritime Bus exists thanks to generous funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Engaging New Audiences project (Jan 2009 - Jan 2012). For further information about the Engaging New Audience Project, click here

To find out more about the Maritime Bus, download our 'Get Your Schools Onboard' brochure. You can also check out our Maritime Bus image gallery. 

See the bus in action


Take a virtual tour around the Maritime Bus