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National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Address: | HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH, England (Formerly Royal Naval Museum)
Phone Number: 02392 727 582
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great for families

A great place to visit with visitors and also included in the all round season ticket for the Historic Dockyards. grandsons loved the activity course too

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Anthea H
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to visit with visitors and also included in the all round season ticket for the Historic Dockyards. grandsons loved the activity course too

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Thank Anthea H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum includes msny museums, such as hms warrior, hms victory, the jutland exhibition, mary rose and submarine museum at gosport. For all atractions you will need a full day or two. The visit can also be solit up into the single exhibitions. Although there were many people there, it never felt crowded. There is even an exhibition with interactive... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both myself and my wife are ex Royal Navy. We enjoyed showing our 10 year old son what we did and the history of the RN. There are uniforms, weapons, bunks etc....

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Thank 1weetwood
Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We especially enjoyed the Nelson section, and the interactive presentation of the artifacts. We enjoyed our visit very much.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interested in this museum as I had a great uncle who was in the Royal Navy in WW1. It is very user friendly and explains information that I may not have understood as I have not had direct contact with anyone in the navy or the language that they talk!

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Thank Anne H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The musuem has expanded over the years and is worth visiting seveal times as there is much to see covering the history of the Royal Navy. It is well laid out and with exhibits dating back before Nelson and coming up to modern times.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Walked in the gift shop and then around the museum as thought it was free in this medium sized museum which was very informative and realised after we were suppose to pay. Sorry bout that, there was no ticket person there. Was worth a visit free or not

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Not to be rushed. Take your time and immerse yourself in all this has to offer. From the Nelson era to modern day there's one heck of a lot to see and take in. I could have spent hours at the table top touch screen display. I'll certainly be going back for a second helping.

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Cooperstown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Lots of interesting and interactive exhibits. Would be worth a visit in it's own right, even if it wasn't part of the Dockyard. Some state of the art touch screen displays for both grown ups and kids and interesting stories about sailors from all backgrounds.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

So much to see.Wish we had more time to explore the displays in greater detail the stand out display for me was the Gallipoli section due to a family connection.Keep up the good work.

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