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.


Collections & Exhibitions

HMS Caroline

The last survivor of the Battle of Jutland is being preserved for future generations to act as a living memorial to the lives of those who died. 

Make An Enquiry

See what changes are taking place when making an enquiry and what new ways we're introducing to get you closer to our curatorial services. Take a look at our free resources in the information bank and how to order photographic collections from our print on demand catalogue.

Armada Maps

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has stepped forward to lead the campaign to stop the export of the Armada maps to an overseas buyer. The maps tell the story of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the origins of England’s naval power.

Monitor HMS M33

The sole remaining British veteran of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign and the only British warship from the First World War that opened to the public during the centenary year.

HMS - Hear My Story

HMS – Hear My Story is a major exhibition situated in the Babcock Galleries at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It tells the undiscovered stories from the ordinary men, women and ships which have made the Navy‘s amazing history over the last 100 years, the century of greatest change.

Action Stations

Jump, roll and climb your way to fun at Action Stations - the perfect day out for all the family. 

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Visit Fleet Air Arm Museum and explore over 102 different Royal Navy airframes.


Built by the French in 1744, HMS Invincible was captured by the Royal Navy in 1747 and became the blueprint for all Royal Navy 74-gun ships. HMS Invincible sank after 14 years in service running aground at Horse Tail Sand, in the Solent, near Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Discover the story of the Royal Navy under the sea at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport and go onboard HMS Alliance. Explore Silent and Secret, a new exhibition detailing the hidden stories of the Royal Navy Submarine Service. 

Virtual VE Day 75 Festival

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Army Museum and the Royal Air Force Museum are joining forces to host a free online festival, bringing to life the stories of those who helped deliver Victory in Europe.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

For the perfect day out in Gosport, visit Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and learn about munitions, torpedoes and missiles from the last 200 years.

VJ Day 75

Marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, this series of talks and events over 14 - 16 August 2020 explores the contribution of British Commonwealth forces during the Far East campaign of the Second World War.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

Sail away on an adventure aboard HMS Trincomalee, the oldest ship afloat in Europe. 

LCT 7074

Discover the story of Landing Craft Tank 7074 (LCT 7074) and our fundraising goal. 

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