The National Museum of the Royal Navy remains temporarily closed. We are pleased to say that our Fleet Air Arm Museum will be reopening on 14 August, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 24 August, Royal Navy Sumarine Museum on 26 August, Explosion on 29 August and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool will be reopening on 4 September. Tickets are now available to buy online. Pre-booking you day and arrival time are essential. 
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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Discover the story of the Royal Navy under the sea at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

HMS Alliance

Get up close to HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the only remaining Second World War era submarine. Explore the decks and narrow corridors, look through the original periscope and hear the stories of those who served onboard.

See the museum’s other submarines including Holland I and X24 as well as photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts from another time.

Discover Silent and Secret, a new exhibition which follows the Royal Navy's at sea nuclear deterrent telling the story of those who served under water for months at a time. See objects that retell hidden conflicts and first-hand accounts from crew onboard.

Take in the history of the site and find out what it was like to face danger underwater. See how a crew of 65 were fed in a galley the size of a broom cupboard.

From under water to above ground

After you’ve explored inside the museum, head outside to the memorial garden or to view the harbour area.

If you're looking for the perfect souvenir, head to the museum shop and discover something for every memory made. From pencil toppers to blends of Royal Navy inspired spirits, there's a keepsake for everyone inside.


The Royal Navy Submarine Museum reopens 26 August 2020 on Wednesday – Sunday's only

Last entry will be at 3.45pm

As per government guidelines, walk throughs of HMS Alliance will require visitors to wear a mask. Learn more about the safety precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of our visitors on our Coronavirus information Page

Explore our plan your visit section for more information on making the most to this exciting museum.


We are temporarily not accepting walk up ticket purchases, so make sure you buy your ticket and book your time slot in advance!

Explore the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and more with an Ultimate Explorer Ticket. Enjoy your visit in Gosport then afterwards, head to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to see our other attractions.





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