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National Museum of the Royal Navy

| HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH, England
+44 23 9283 9766
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Naval History

Lots of different aspects of navy life. We have been before but as your ticket does allow you to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacquie G
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Coventry, United Kingdom
A great day of naval heritage

Firstly, I think to do justice to all that the museum has to offer visitors it will take two days... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
saylesp
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Misawa, Japan
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of different aspects of navy life. We have been before but as your ticket does allow you to revisit it is worthwhile taking it in small doses if you live close enough. There is a lot of information to take on board.

Thank Jacquie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, I think to do justice to all that the museum has to offer visitors it will take two days to see everything. There are several buildings and some of the sites are a distance away. We spent a great deal of time aboard HMS...More

1  Thank saylesp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good space and lots of tourist purchase opportunities!! Friendly and helpful staff. Some very expensive pieces of wood from ships past though more inexpensive items, too.

Thank Philip P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As another reviewer said the highlight is the area devoted to Nelson and the collection of Nelson memorabilia is an excellent exhibition in its own right. Considering the amazing history of the Royal Navy I feel that this museum does not do it justice as...More

2  Thank NB1957
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's in Portsmouth dockyard, where there is much else to take the eye away from this gem. There's lots of history of the navy, some great working models, quite a good bit of video, some great models. For those interested in details, it also houses...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

To get the very best out of this attraction you’ll need to put in the time, we came down last September for a day and quickly realised that we could only take in less than a third of the exhibits. So back we came for...More

Thank Martin2206
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It was okay, but entered complex on a two attraction ticket and wish we would have chosen one of the others. The Victory was fantastic! The museum was a bit dry content, not so interesting as we are Americans with teenagers. But acknowledge the importance...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited this museum during our visit to the dockyards. Interesting Nelson display and there was also a super Lachlan Goudie painting exhibition on when we visited.

Thank 3alastaird
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We only had an hour so so at the end of our two-day visit to the historic dockyard and it wasn't enough to do this justice. There's so much to see, you really do need a couple of hours, probably more and even then, you...More

Thank caribbeanoldies
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This was one of many museums in the Portsmouth complex. All of them were worth a visit, but none stood out as exceptional. This museum, like the others, had lots to see, lots to read about, and was interesting to walk around.

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Rex W
7 July 2018|
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Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Hi Rex, HMS Queen Elizabeth is an active naval vessel, and as such we cannot offer tours. If tours were to become available I imagine they would be organised by the Royal Navy themselves. Kind regards, Visitor Experience... More
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