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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: +44 23 9272 7582
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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So much to see.

Amazing amount of exhibits & information laid out in an interesting way that keeps your attention. You probably need to have some prior knowledge of Royal Naval history but still... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mikeolive
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Bedford UK

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Bedford UK
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing amount of exhibits & information laid out in an interesting way that keeps your attention. You probably need to have some prior knowledge of Royal Naval history but still a great experience for anyone.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent some time visiting here as part of a package visiting the Portsmouth Victorian Christmas market. This is virtually the history of the Royal Navy plenty to see and lots of interesting facts. If you like history and in particular Military history this is a must for you. Plenty of models and stories of famous Navy battles and ships. Highly... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Well displayed artifacts many on Admiral Nelson. Gives you more insight into this great historic figure. Ticket is part of the Historic Dockyard.

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Thank ekejdono
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Interesting survivor of the Dardenelles campaign. Perhaps one day a suitable engine and boiler will be found.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We visited HMS Warrior (an outstanding exhibit). We could have spent more than a day. HMS Victory took our breath away. However, Since our last visit (10 years ago) we noticed quite a lot of changes, some appeared as a result of decay. There is a lack of information about the changes e.g. Missing rigging an masts etc. Our biggest... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Truly marvellous display and visitor friendly routing to view the Warrior, The Victory and a fantastic new display of the Mary Rose together with artefacts. Other attractions were well presented too. A very memorable two days. Congratulations to all .

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is the second time of visiting the dock after a ten year absence. We went back the next day as there is too much to see in just one day. I recommend a visit. Great day out.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Brought back memories of my service in the wrens explained a lot to civilian husband especially the speak

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Whilst the museum had its share of portraits of dusty old admirals and, of course, Lord Nelson, there was plenty to see and do and presented in a nice relaxed style portraying the RN throughout its history right up to the present day. Several interactive exhibits and lots of 20th and 21st century stuff to hold the interest.

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Wedowee, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Ship's mastheads give an interesting look at the perception of the ship's character. This museum has a wonderful display of many mastheads with multiple themes of the time they were used and history of the Royal Navy. Very colorful exhibit including W.L Wyllie's Panorama of Trafalgar.

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