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Royal Naval Museum

Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #14 of 50 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Llanelli, UK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The museum is part of the historic dockyard site including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. There's so much to see here and easily worth half a day to see.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I really enjoyed tho museum - it has up to date exhibits, technological interactive displays and plenty to see - I have visited the Dockyard many times and it is only recently that I visited this museum - next time, I shall go here first. Very helpful staff, great to be able to take photos and an excellent range of... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
1,003 helpful votes 1,003 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Made a visit to the RN museum in the afternoon. Lots of information to absorb. A real interesting experience and one afternoon is not enough to do it justice. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Well worth a visit or two.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Something to interest the whole family. Like most museums you have to go back again to see more. The Nelson rooms are just so fascinating .

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Fairlight, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

very interesting and informative. My Dad was in the Navy in the war and my daughter is thinking of joining after her degree so I have an interest in the Navy. Lots of information and well laid out

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lots of information and everything was well displayed and labelled, not sure how anyone from France or Spain would get on as mostly all in english - loved the interactive bits and bobs as well

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Wilmette, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After having visited the Royal Naval College the museum was very interesting. The history of the British Navy is one of important world history.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everyone heads to Victory and Warrior which leaves the Naval Museum as an island of calm in the dockyard. Plenty of information which is well laid-out and displayed, although the interactive ship information retrieval archive needs some serious updating as it seems to lack anything from the 1970s onwards.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The whole experience was first class and we were surprised to find the exhibits so interesting. The staff could not have been more helpful and were clearly very proud of their museum.

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