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National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Was going to see the sub at Gosport but found it shuts for winter and only open at week ends. So we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berkshire, United Kingdom
An interesting place to visit

Plenty on the nuclear submarines but not as much as I was hoping on the submarines used during the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was going to see the sub at Gosport but found it shuts for winter and only open at week ends. So we went for a boat trip around the harbour. takes about 30 min but we worth it. only problem is it can be very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Plenty on the nuclear submarines but not as much as I was hoping on the submarines used during the war years.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

A very good museum at the Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth. Plenty of naval history, details of major conflicts and battles, along with some artifacts. Lots for children to do too so they won't get board. Something for everyone inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martyblack83
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

It pains me to give a 3, staff were great, exhibitions were great, I was amazed that it was so small though for so much history. The Nelson collection is great, the sail is amazing. What surprised me was they appear to have given more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is great for kids as there are lots of electronics to bring the exhibits to life. I prefer social history and there was enough to interest me while my husband concentrated on the military history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a great museum. From the days of Nelson to the Iraq War and more there are fascinating items from many a battle, including some of Nelson’s personal possessions, an original letter, his chair etc etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah O
Reviewed 15 October 2018

You don't need to be into ships or the Navy to enjoy the museum and the rest of the historic dockyard. Very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stevejdp
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The museum has some many displays and interactive activities its hard to know where to start. I think the thing enjoyed the most was the progression of ship design.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Not a very comprehensive museum, and a bit heavy on pomp of uniforms, it was easy to go through in about 30 minutes. If you are looking to see a very small insight into the Royal Navy, you might like it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 997DavidD
Reviewed 6 October 2018

For a long Naval history, I expected more of a musuem. It is very disappointing that how little is saved for a coutry that has such a proud history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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