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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Gosport

Type:Museum

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

Tel: +44 02392 510354

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

About

HMS Alliance has reopened after a closure of two months whilst essential conservation work as part of the Saving HMS Alliance project progresses. A huge effort by staff and volunteers was made to clean her up after months of dirt, dust and debris from the conservation work.

Dive into history at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, go onboard our submarines and meet a real submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves.

Set on the site on the submarine service’s 20th century base on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the museum is home to the Royal Navy’s very first submarine Holland 1 launched in 1901, recognised as a marvel of engineering. Discover the only surviving WW2 submarines remaining in the UK, the mighty HMS Alliance and midget submarine, X24. Explore our galleries to find out the thrilling stories of the heroes who have served in submarines.

This family friendly museum has working periscopes, hands on interactive games, the “Horrible Science of Submarines” exhibition and a family play centre “Busy Boat Bay”. Try out the underwater escape interactive and submerge a submersible with our working buoyancy exhibit.

Meet Sammie Sardine in our Horrible Science of Submarines exhibition and find out how smelly submariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn into poo fountains!

Complete your visit with a frothy coffee and a sticky cake at the Harbour Stations coffee shop overlooking Portsmouth Harbour.

Open everyday during school holidays (Christmas* & February Half term).

Last Admission 1 hr before closing. Christmas closure 24, 25, 26 December.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.00 per ticket
Child£10.00 per ticket
Family 1 + 3£29.00 per ticket
Family 2 + up to 3£38.00 per ticket
Seniors£12.60 per ticket

Group prices are available on www.submarine-museum.co.uk

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Outside

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Across the Harbour via ferry

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Cafeteria, 30 maximum
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 12
  • Special group rates - Yes at least 20% discount, Group leader free, Coach driver incentives
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Open all year round - During November - March we are closed Monday and Tuesday's
  • Open Christmas - Closed 24 - 26th December
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Exit M27 at J11 and follow brown Submarine Museum (anchor) signs. (About 20mins)

Public Transport Directions

By Train and on Foot: Exit mainline station at Portsmouth Harbour and take the frequent Gosport Ferry service across the Harbour to Gosport (approx 4mins). Then walk & follow waterfront promenade to Submarine Museum (approx 10mins)

By Waterbus (seasonal): April – October travel direct on the Portsmouth Harbour waterbus from Gunwharf Quays or the Historic Dockyard direct to the Submarine Museum via Explosion. The service runs from 10am until 5pm daily. Estimated travel time from Historic Dockyard is 25mins.

Awards

  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

April - October (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*
November - December (1 Nov 2018 - 30 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*
January - March (2 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* Open everyday during school holidays (Christmas* & February Half term).

Last Admission 1 hr before closing.

Christmas Closure 24, 25, 26 December

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

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