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National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Address: | HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH, England (Formerly Royal Naval Museum)
Phone Number: 02392 727 582
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Well worth the visit.

I took my daughter and 4 year old granddaughter here in November 2015. There is so much content to see. The staff are really friendly and very keen to assist with any questions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DMPembrey
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Newport

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Newport
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my daughter and 4 year old granddaughter here in November 2015. There is so much content to see. The staff are really friendly and very keen to assist with any questions you have. My daughter is ex-navy and she too found the visit really interesting. There are many exhibits to participate and role play. The museum is great... More 

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Portsmouth
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124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not a huge place but great to fill a couple of hours. free parking and a nice cafe for a drink and a snack

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Drouin, Australia
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

As a History Freak I found this site a Magical History Tour. From childhood, hearing of the Royal Navy from my Royal Navy father I could only imagine of the wonders that would greet me when I arrived at Portsmouth. I made a bee line for the Mary Rose, which was housed in a temperature controlled environment, and from behind... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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745 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 674 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited in November and because we spent so much time on HMS Victory and in the Mary Rose Museum only had a short time in this museum. There are many facets to the museum and I have been here several times. On this occasion we managed to view the Nelson Gallery and part of the Sailing Navy Gallery, plus... More 

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Berkshire
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We visited 3 times on our season ticket and still haven't seen everything, especially as they are always adding new attractions. Last time we visited the WWI monitor which wasn't open the previous time, and found they've opened a new small boat museum which we hadn't seen and didn't have time for that day. Ticket is also valid for the... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Called in the museum whilst attending the dismal "Christmas Festival". We spent at least two hours here. The Museum staff are great and well inform. Had a long chat with an ex seaman (Colin) and he passed on a lot of interesting tales of his 34 years in the Royal Navy. Thank you Colin. We will definitely visit again.

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Thank DMWESTWALES
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

A little pricy I thought but you can buy season tickets so you can revisit, and you will definitely want to. The highlights are the historical ships and guided tours which explain quite a lot about the history of what it would have been like to have sailed in such a vessel. Recommended if in the area!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Excellent day out and will be going back to finish what we didn't see as tickets are valid for a year which at the full price on the door they need to be. Shop around for discounts on line, promo offers etc and you can save a lot. We had a groupon offer for two that was £25.00 (£12.50 each)... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Visited this museum and truly enjoyed the experience. There are so many interesting parts to this museum that it is hard to distinguish certain ones. One of the most interesting parts was a large table with 21st century technology that allowed you to learn about all naval battles and encounters throughout history. With just a touch of the screen, you... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The museum does an excellent job of telling the story on the HMS Victory ad of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson If you love naval history you will love this

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