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National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Address: | HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH, England (Formerly Royal Naval Museum)
Phone Number:
+44 23 9272 7582
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Really Well Done -- Give it a Full Day (We Didn't)

Of course you'll want to see the Victory (which is why we went), and you should not miss the wreck of the Mary Rose (which I had forgotten was there, but is an amazing and well... read more

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Drew and Maria ... N

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Reviewed today NEW

Of course you'll want to see the Victory (which is why we went), and you should not miss the wreck of the Mary Rose (which I had forgotten was there, but is an amazing and well curated museum of its own), but there is lot's more here, and we did not allow ourselves enough time to see it. We did... More 

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good museum and not large but ended up speeding through it to get to the "big three" and didn't give it the credit it is due. See the ships first and this museum as you head back towards the visitor's centre if you have time. In London, go to Greenwich. Cool antique place next door.

Thank Bruce P
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating sections on Nelson, the WRNS and the general development of the modern Royal Navy. Clearly aimed at both adults and children to great effect. We worth the entrance money.

Thank AndyAquila
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting for anyone who likes history and the Royal Navy is full of history of this country and British Empire

Thank Ken T
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old section is the best, the sailing ships and crew stories were better than the last section which deals with the modern navy

Thank Alan R
Stroud, United Kingdom
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582 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well curated, well laid out, and lots to take in - this museum is part of the Historic Dockyard all inclusive ticket and is well worthwhile seeing.

Thank malcsaville
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came to this attraction at the end of our two day tour of the site and where running out of time and energy. This said we enjoyed our visit to this part of the site and would have liked to spend more time their. Recommended to visit earlier so you have time to look around at leisure.

Thank thepassmanYork
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We both love th4e naval museum it presents over 500 years of History from the Mary Rose to the Gulf war and the important role that the royal Navy played in our nations heritage. The annual ticket means that like Arnie we will be back as there ais always more to see.

Thank mintmoocher
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Such is the long history of the Royal Navy then it really is difficult to find sufficient space to fit it all in!. The historic setting of the museum is obviously limited by the building itself. Nevertheless the "time line" is easily followed from the age of sail through to the modern era. Perhaps the museum could extend to other... More 

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Nelson area is well laid out but not the main attraction. By walking throughthe museum you will see how the Royal Navy progressed and how it has become a part of our Armed Services today.

Thank tom g

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