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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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Address: Haslar Jetty Road | Gosport, Gosport PO12 2AS, England
Phone Number: 023 92510354
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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HMS Alliance has been very well restored

Third visit and pleased to say it was the best so far. HMS Alliance has been very well restored and feels much more like an operational boat rather than a rusting relic as she has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Third visit and pleased to say it was the best so far. HMS Alliance has been very well restored and feels much more like an operational boat rather than a rusting relic as she has in the past. The tour is now slightly different in that the guides are stationed in different compartments on board so you progress through more... More 

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Trewern, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called to see museum very very interesting. We had a brilliant conducted tour of the Alliance really fascinating and Mike was a brilliant tour guide explained it as it was wonderful. The rest of the museum was very interesting too the only let down was the cafe we went in for tea and the milk jug had a crusted... More 

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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awkward to find but worth the effort. The highlight of the visit are, of course, the submarines. (Unfortunately they are not wheelchair friendly). You can walk around the outside of Holland 1 (The navy's first submarine) and the 'X craft' and through the 'big black one' morooned outside. (not for tall people). The sound effects inside give a real feel... More 

Thank Extraveltrade
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me this was a nostalgic trip down memory lane, back to the 1950's when I served in a sister submarine to Alliance and my brother in law was actually coxswain of ALLIANCE. On stepping on board - it felt like nothing had changed, I could almost smell the diesel and hear in the background the laughter and the chatter... More 

Thank Allan C
Gosport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great experience thoroughly recommend. I thought I would be bored but loved every minuet, go and see for yuorself

Thank denise l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole museum is very interesting, focusing mostly in military submarines. HMS Alliance is really cool and we can get a real feel of what would be to live in such a tiny environment. The museum has lots of artifacts and submarine miniatures along with interactive experiences really good for children.

Thank João B
Stapleford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must be honest and say that claustrophobia meant I couldn't complete the tour of the actual submarine, but the rest of the family really loved it, and I was able to fully enjoy the various exhibitions in the main museum. The submarine itself (what I saw) was fascinating, showing the reality of life below the sea, there is also... More 

Thank Claire L
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a great day out - HMS Alliance was the first submarine I have ever been on (except in Disney World!) and more than happy that we were not below the sea! The tour was very informative, led by volunteers who were retired submariners. The way that the submarine has been restored and is now displayed like a working... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been meaning to visit this attraction for a long time, having heard many good things about it. I'm very glad I did and, on a very wet, grey day I seemed to have the whole place to myself. The tour on HMS Alliance really brings home what it must have been like - a tour given by someone who... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having an all attraction ticket I caught the waterbus from the historic dockyard. On arriving you enter the main building where you are allocated a place on a tour through HMS Alliance. Tour groups can vary in size depending on time of day, but will never be too big. The ground floor of the main building contains a gift shop,... More 

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