National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth


COVID-19 information for visitors

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is currently closed in line with government restrictions issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are busy planning to reopen all of our sites to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable for our staff, volunteers and visitors but we are unable to provide specific dates at this point.

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth

Discover how the Royal Navy helped shape the modern world through stories of courage and determination, enterprise and endeavour, heroism and sacrifice.

Winter (November to March)

10am - 4.15pm Daily

Open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Summer (April to October)

10am - 5pm Daily




Our Museums


HMS Victory

HMS Victory is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, where Vice-Admiral Nelson secured victory against the French and Spanish. Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum.


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Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured battleship. Launched in 1860, at a time of empire and Britain’s dominance in trade and industry, Warrior was powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship of her day.


HMS M.33


HMS M.33 is one of the last surviving First World War Royal Navy ships. Launched in 1915, M.33 is the sole remaining British veteran of the Gallipoli campaign. The museum provides an immersive retelling of the battle bringing to live the stories of the men who served on board.



The Royal Marines Museum

First created over 350 years ago at the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the Royal Marines have assumed many roles many of which are represented by various objects in the museum’s collections. The Museum’s aim is to share these stories to larger and more diverse audiences.





How to Find Us

Located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a five-minute walk (approximately 130 metres) from the Visitor centre.

The entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is through Victory Gate at the corner of Queen Street and the Hard.


Getting to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard



The Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27.  Follow the brown Historic Waterfront signs from the M275 into Portsmouth.

The postcode for satellite navigation devices is PO1 3LA



Car parking

The Historic Dockyard Car Park has 17 disabled parking spaces and 278 parking spaces.  

The entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is located approximately 100 metres from the Car Park.

For more information, details of car parking charges and alternative car parking sites see the  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard  website


Bus & coach

Many local, regional and national bus and coach services stop at the Hard Interchange, located next to the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.



Portsmouth Harbour station is a five minute walk (130 metres) from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.



There are ferries from Gosport and the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth Harbour Hard exchange, located approximately 100 metres from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For more information on travelling to the Dockyard see the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website



Due to security restrictions, visitors are unable to leave bicycles unattended on the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site.

Bike racks are available just outside Victory gate, alongside the Hard.


Location of the museum within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The museum is approximately 130 metres from the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitor centre. 

Museum galleries are located within three buildings alongside Victory Arena, opposite HMS Victory. 



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