Discover the Royal Navy like never before
Create lasting memories and experience the thrills and adventures of the Royal Navy at the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
With six sites across the country, the National Museum of the Royal Navy is more than galleries, displays, and exhibitions. It’s real experiences!
Climb aboard and see the most famous ships, planes, and submarines of the Royal Navy through the eyes of those who served on them. Feel the exhilaration and fear of battle. Be truly captivated by the thousands of unique, emotional, and sometimes quirky stories that have shaped the Royal Navy into what it proudly stands for today.
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Worlds Beneath the Waves
Embark on a voyage of discovery to the Worlds Beneath the Waves and delve into the extraordinary tale of the HMS Challenger Expedition. Go on a 150-year voyage of scientific exploration; from the early days of oceanographic research to the high-tech world of the modern Royal Navy.
Barracuda Live: The Big Rebuild
See conservation in action as we bring the Barracuda DP872 back to life. This 10-year restoration project will rebuild this extinct aircraft and preserve aviation history for future generations. Inside our new Arthur Kimberley Viewing Gallery, visitors can can discover more about science and archaeology involved in the restoration and hear stories of the brave crew who used to pilot these incredible aircraft.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a submarine? Now you can find out on HMS Alliance at the Royal Submarine Museum in Gosport.
Night Hunters Coastal Forces
Enter into the high-risk, high-octane world of The Night Hunters in our new exhibition at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.
See the secrets of war unfold before you in the moving and stirring story of HMS Prosperity. Move through the exhibition as each part of the ship is brought to life and the stories of those who served onboard are revealed.
Step aboard one of the most celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history, HMS Victory.
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