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Royal Naval Museum

Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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England
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271 reviews 271 reviews
169 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There was so much to see in this museum where one could almost spend a whole day. I particularly enjoyed the Nelson experience although every thing else was very interesting.

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Gloucestershire
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105 reviews 105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Could be so much better...the exhibition seemed a little thin to me. Would like to see more interactive stuff to get a real feel for life in the Navy.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this, informative we'll played out and lots to see brings the navy right up to date from Times gone by would highly recommend a visit when in Portsmouth.

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Vancouver
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53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

if you want to see a good history of the British navy, this is an excellent overview.Tours are self-guided but interesting nonetheless.

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A little overshadowed by the big ships to climb over, this three part museum was a surprise. Looks like it might be a bit stayed and old fashioned as you come in, but gets better and better and better as you move into the more modern parts - the third section especially bringing great joy to children of all ages!... More 

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