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 easing of COVID-19 restrictions from July 19, 2021, we are delighted to welcome visitors back 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, we are keeping some of 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, to wear masks when inside our ships, aircraft and buildings and register on the track and trace system using the NHS app; although this will not be enforced.

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 that require mask wearing:

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 question.


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

If you have an enquiry or want to get in touch, our staff are expecting 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 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 21/07/2021


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