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Family on top deck of HMS Warrior

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Take a voyage through time with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Whether you are looking to step aboard some of the most famous ships, planes or submarines in naval history, discover the stories of those who served or simply enjoy some of our beautiful locations, there is something for everyone at each of our six museums across the country.

Step onboard and discover one of our museums today.

Sites and attractions

HMS Caroline
Alexandra Dock, Queens Rd, Belfast, BT3 9DT
Museum Open
Wednesday to Sunday | Guided tour times: 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 3pm. Please check our socials before attending to confirm opening hours
National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Spinnaker Tower, Visitor Centre, HMW Warrior, and Harbor Tour boat
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HM Naval Base (PP66), HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3NH
Museum Open
10am to 5.30pm | Last Entry 4.30pm
National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool HMS Trincomalee exterior of ship
Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ
Museum Open
10am to 5pm Monday to Sunday Open all week during Hartlepool Borough Council school holidays.
Fleet Air Arm Museum Mother and sons look up at a Royal Navy aircraft
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, BA22 8HT
Museum Open
10am to 4.30pm | Wednesday to Sunday Open all week during South Somerset school holidays (Feb, Apr-Oct)
Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower
Explosion Museum, Priddy’s Hard Heritage Way, Gosport, PO12 4LE
Museum Open
10am to 4.30pm | Monday to Sunday Open daily during school holidays
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 2AS
Museum Open
Monday to Sunday | 10am to 4.30pm Open daily during school holidays

What to see

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Sea Star

Worlds Beneath the Waves

Go on a 150-year voyage of scientific exploration; from HMS Challenger to the how the Royal Navy discovers the wonders of the deep sea today.

Family inside Victory Live entrance

Victory Live: The Big Repair

Peel back the history of HMS Victory with Victory Live: The Big Repair.  

Family sitting in front of HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory

Step aboard one of the most celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history, HMS Victory.

Open daily from 10am

Nelson Gallery

Explore the colourful, action-packed and short life of one of the most complex characters in history and one of Britain’s greatest heroes, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.

HMS M.33

Descend into the bottom of the dock and step aboard HMS M.33, one of the last British warship from the First World War that is open to the public.

HMS Warrior

Climb onboard the largest, fastest, and most powerful warship of Queen Victoria’s fleet, HMS Warrior.

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.

HMS Victory: The Nation's Flagship gallery

Discover the extraordinary story of this National Treasure from acorn to icon.

Commando Experience at Action Stations

Action Stations: Commando Experience puts visitors at the heart of the Royal Navy’s elite amphibious force, with a series of Royal Marines Commando-style physical challenges for visitors.

LCT 7074 at D-Day Story Museum

Open daily 10am to 5:30pm (5pm from October to March). 

While in Portsmouth, why not take the time to go to the ‘D-Day Story Museum’ and discover the incredible survivor, LCT 7074, the last remaining Landing Craft Tank from one of history’s most famous war time operations, D-Day.

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Three curators from the National Museum of the Royal Navy look over some fine art from the collection

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