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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

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

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.

Inside the museum

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.

For the perfect photo, take the water bus over to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and see the busy harbour area as well as giant Royal Navy ships including the newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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.

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

Last Admission 1 hr before closing.

There is wheelchair access to all areas of the museum apart from the Miers Room and some areas of the submarine. Please ask at reception for more details. Hearing loops are installed in our ticket reception, shop, lecture space, cinema, and Miers Room.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16 – 64)£39.00 per ticket
Child (5 – 15)£23.50 per ticket
Family (1 adult plus up to 3 children)£60.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults plus up to 3 children)£85.00 per ticket
Senior (65 plus)£34.50 per ticket

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is included as part of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Full Navy Ticket. Tickets are valid for a year allowing you to return again and again.

Purchase your tickets online to save 20%
www.historicdockyard.co.uk

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

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

Children & Infants

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

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours
  • LGBT Friendly
  • 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

Parking & Transport

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

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Outside

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

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 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

November - March (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
April - October (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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

Last Admission 1 hr before closing.

Christmas Closure 24, 25, 26 December

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