The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Yeovilton will re-open w/c 17 May - please check each museum for their opening days/times.

HMS Caroline remain temporarily closed.

Pre-booking is essential at all attractions. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.




Following the recent update from the UK government in response to COVID-19, we can confirm that we will be reopening w/c 17 May. The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool will be opening their doors on 17 May 2021. Fleet Air Arm Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be re-opening on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Due to current restrictions, some of our displays or spaces may remain closed or only permit limited visitors at any one time.

Our re-opening is in line with the latest UK Government guidance and we will continue to review and follow the advice published.

Your health and safety remains our top priority and, like before, we have additional hygiene and safety measures in place throughout all our sites, including enhanced cleaning, sanitisation stations, one-way systems and social distancing markers.

To allow for social distancing, we are still reducing the number of visitors we welcome each day, therefore pre-booking essential. Timeslots to book your visit again will be back online from Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - so for those of you visiting us who already have tickets, make sure you use your returner ID (sent to you in your emails) to book your time slot in advance.

We will be requesting all those who visit to check in using the QR code as part of NHS Test and Trace at entry, please ensure that you have already downloaded the app before your arrival. If you do not have access to the app, we will be asking visitors to use our digital form at point of entry to input your details. More information about the NHS Test and Trace requirements and our responsibility can be found at the NHS Test and Trace website.

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

We can't wait to welcome you back!


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 26/04/2021

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