CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 10 December 2021

Following the recent update from the government announcing the amendment to the COVID-19 restrictions we require all visitors aged 11 years and over, unless medically exempt, to wear a face mask while visiting our sites.

We are delighted to continue welcoming visitors to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the National Museum of The Royal Navy, Hartlepool. To manage the safety of our staff and visitors we shall continue keeping some of our COVID safety measures in place including our pre-visit booking slots, reduced capacity and increased cleaning schedules.

We also strongly encourage visitors to our sites to continue to follow social distancing practices and register on the track and trace system using the NHS app.

HMS Alliance at the Submarine Museum is a particularly confined space and therefore we have taken the decision to strongly enforce mask wearing in this area. Visitors who are medically unable to wear a mask will be politely asked to refrain from visiting this space. We appreciate your understanding in these circumstances.

Like many other attractions we are experiencing a number of our team being asked to self-isolate. As such visitors to our sites may experience some delays or temporary closures. We apologise in advance for any delays you may experience and ask you to be patient with us as we adjust to the latest set of changes.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Please talk to a member of staff if you have any questions.

For unredeemed tickets, or ticket extension information, visiting our FAQs page is the best place to be kept up to date on the latest information as we have it.

If you have an enquiry or want to get in touch, our staff are experiencing a high volume of calls and so emailing us at is the best way to get in touch.

Please note that HMS Caroline also remains closed to the public.


COVID-19 Risk Assessment

We have produced a COVID-19 risk assessment document which details the measures we are taking to ensure our visitors and colleagues are safe. Download our COVID-19 risk assessment document.


Page Updated 10/12/2021


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