The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions are now open - please check museum pages for opening times.

Pre-booking is essential and we encourage visitors to wear masks for their safety and the safety of others.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.




Following the recent update from the government announcing the amendment to the COVID-19 restrictions from November 27, 2021, 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 help manage the safety of our staff and visitors and in line with government guidelines we require masks to be worn inside our retail shops. In Hartlepool and the Fleet Air Arm Museum, our gift shop is also our admissions area and so you must wear your mask on entry to the site. We also recommend that masks are worn when inside our attractions. We are 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 practises and register on the track and trace system using the NHS app.

Some small areas of our attractions are particularly confined spaces and therefore we have taken the decision to continue to enforce mask wearing in those areas. Visitors who are medically unable to wear a mask or do not wish to wear one will be politely asked to refrain from visiting those spaces. We appreciate your understanding in those 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.


Areas where mask wearing is mandatory:

Submarine Museum: HMS Alliance

Fleet Air Arm Museum: Walkthrough of Concorde 002 , Sea King 663 and the Ark Royal Helicopter Transfer Experience.

NMRN Hartlepool: The Fighting Ships exhibit

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 1/12/2021


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