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Royal Naval Museum

Address: Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #14 of 45 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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281 reviews 281 reviews
172 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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