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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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Fascinating history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
283 helpful votes 283 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
13 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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