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Royal Naval Museum

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Address: Portsmouth, England
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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A great way to approach history

What a fab museum, our son is 4 1/2 and he loved it, it was a great way to approach the history of the navy, I was a sea cadet in my youth, my dad was the commanding officer of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a fab museum, our son is 4 1/2 and he loved it, it was a great way to approach the history of the navy, I was a sea cadet in my youth, my dad was the commanding officer of our unit and my mum was a PO and my brother was a cadet too. When we came to the... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although visiting all exhibits can prove costly, with a little forethought and planning, you can pack a huge amount into a day. Check with the dockyard prior to travel as some exhibits can be closed for private events at fairly short notice. The only disappointment will be that you won't see everything there is to see in one day. However,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a really well presented history of the Royal Marines set in their barracks at Eastney but if you want to see it in this lovely setting go soon as it is moving to the Historic Docklands.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great day out but very tiring long walk around the site.With our son being a Pilot in the Royal Navy we have real interest in this museum and it did not let us down.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I loved it and definitely am coming back, as the ticket is valid for whole year. Nelson´s ship is amazing and the guide was funny and made the tour even more enjoyable. Don´t miss the boat trip through the harbour.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lots to see and remember for those who served in the Navy a lot of years ago! Excellent souvenir's available. Quite a lot of walking around the site.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A very well distributed museum with some hands on stuff for the kids, and the young at heart. We spent at least an hour going around and reading everything, there are two lots of videos to watch too, worth a visit.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Considering the overall importance of the Royal Navy in the history of Britain one might have expected something a bit bigger and more engaging that the RN Museum. It has a good collection of items about Lord Nelson and lots of display panels but lacks the chronological approach of most military museums. I did not come away with any impression... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited the RN Museum in September 2014. Really informative about many aspects of naval life. Would recommend for all ages - whether connected to the forces or not!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lots to see and do. Has full History of all ships. Holds figure heads and ships crests. Has family challenge's. Holds special talks. Has all manner of things retrieved from the sea Check out their special tours where you get to see scotts sled e.c.t.

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