All of the National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions have temporarily closed due to government restrictions.

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Following the recent decision of the UK government to declare a national lockdown in response to COVID-19, we can confirm that all of the National Museum of the Royal Navy Museums are now closed. This includes Portsmouth, Gosport, Yeovilton, Hartlepool and Belfast.

For those of you who have already bought your ticket and booked your timeslots, you don’t have to worry about cancelling your timeslots while we are closed – this will all be sorted for you.

For the sites that are closed, you will still be able to purchase a ticket without booking a day/time to visit. Your ticket will not be activated until it is redeemed upon entry. We are dependent on the money we generate to care for our ships and collections, so if you wanted to buy now to support us during this challenging time or to buy a ticket as a present to be redeemed at a later date, you can.

We have taken the booking slots offline for the time being, however when we know it is safe to reopen and in line with government guidance these will go back online and can be booked with your Returner ID. 

For those with an unredeemed ticket, you can keep this and redeem it on your first visit to the site after reopening by using your Returner ID, and we will be reviewing offering ticket extensions in the New Year – our FAQs will be the best place to keep up to date on the latest information as we have it and they will hopefully answer many of your questions.

We understand that this is frustrating, and we recommend that you keep checking our social media channels and our website for updates over the next few weeks and for any changes that come from government guidelines. 

However, if you still want to get in touch, our staff will be on reduced hours and so emailing us at will be the best way to get in touch.

Whilst we are hugely disappointed not to be able to welcome visitors at the moment, we encourage people to follow us on social media for the latest updates and stories from our sites and collections.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.


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 measure we are taking to ensure our visitors and colleagues are safe for when we re-open. Download our COVID-19 risk assessment document.



Page Updated 23/12/2020

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