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Royal Marines Museum


Eastney Esplanade

Tel: +44 023 9281 9385

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The Royal Marines Museum, situated on the Southsea seafront, is a proud and welcoming museum set in striking Victorian surroundings. Winner of the Tourism South East ExSEllence Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year award, and open every day, there is something for the whole family at the museum.

Learn about the Marines' globe-trotting exploits and see the difference they made in every corner of the globe. See how people become a Royal Marine and experience for yourself the barrack conditions they once lived in. Find out about the fierce battles they took part in, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and D-Day in World War Two.

Explore the conditions of jungle warfare - Marines style - and come face-to-face with a snake and scorpions! See for yourself how the Falklands Conflict unfolded and remember what a prominent role the Royal Marines played. Learn about the modern Royal Marines and life with the Royal Navy today.

Discover the breathtaking, refurbished Medal Room, proudly displaying most of the museum's collection of 8,000 medals. See the Victoria Cross display highlighting the bravery of all 10 Royal Marines who have been awarded this famous medal.

Enjoy the hands-on activities, interactive displays, rifle simulator, all-new Making of the Royal Marines Commando exhibition and more - there's something fun for everyone! The Museum is open to visitors throughtout the year from 10am to 5pm. During winter opening the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays excpet for Hampshire school holidays and half terms.

Bring your colleagues or clients to the Royal Marines Museum for a conference they will be sure to remember. The Museum is perfect for all types of conferences, meetings, lectures, team-building days, presentations and AGMs. The wide choice of rooms caters for large or small numbers of delegates. All parking is free and the Museum’s adjacent gardens offer refreshing breaks. A member of our dedicated events team will be appointed as your main contact and will discuss plans for room layout and table arrangements prior to your arrival, ensuring your meeting will be stress-free – and a complete success. There is no better or more unique venue with as much history as you will find at the Royal Marines Museum. Delegates are even able to walk around the exhibitions and take in some culture during their trip.

Fully accessible by wheelchair and with a wide range of special events during the year.

Further details on the museum can be found at or by calling 023 9281 9385.

To purchase discounted tickets please call the Portsmouth Visitor Information Centre - 023 9282 6722.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2016

Opening Times

Open New Year
2018 winter (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)

* The public galleries will be closing to the public on the 1st April

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (5-16)£4.00
Disabled with 1 Free Carer£8.10
Family (1 adult & 3 children)£15.50 per ticket
Family (2 adult & 3 children)£22.00
Senior Citizen - Over 60£8.10

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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