We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun and awe-inspiring”

Royal Marines Museum
Ranked #13 of 122 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The public galleries at the Royal Marines Museum will be closing on 1st April 2017.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun and awe-inspiring”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Took the opportunity during the holidays to take two kids (aged 6 boy and 7 girl). The Volunteer Cadets, not actually Marines but very enthusiastic, were running a taster session and had the kids "cracking phys". This was a good warm up session followed by some runs over the assault course. The smallest kid was aged 4 and the oldest was teetering on being a teenager. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it.
Inside, the museum brings 350 years of Royal Marines history to your fingertips. Lots of little stories to read bringing individuals to life whilst showing off some impressive personal and collective awards gained over the years. There are lots of multimedia exhibits so it is not all reading. The exhibitions bring the RM story right up to date and includes what the guys do nowadays. It is easy to see why these guys are considered the best in the British Armed Forces (outside of Special Forces).
The entry fee was minimal and the small cafe was very reasonably priced.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Scott W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

368 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Royal Marine history”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

As an ex Booty, I find it hard to say anything bad about the museum. First visited during initial training and am pleased to say that the museum has grown over the years.

Will visit again and again.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank James H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tahmoor, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“I thought Marines were new but this shows their full history”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

On the sea front at Southsea with parking on site at £2 for 3 hours tis museum is worth a visit. The entrance is reasonable £7 per person showing the history of the Marine service from the start in very old times. There were television shows throughout which explain the special battles they took part in and showed many of the heroic stories and the medals some personnel attained.
For children there appeared to be lots to do as there were uniforms of camoflage for them to wear and attendants taking them around from place to place doing whatever it was they organised and the children appeared to be enjoying it thoroughly.
Good trip (Ice cream van outside was also a nice touch at the end of a hot tour.)

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Prudence-kitten
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancing, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“brilliant museum”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I have just spent a really pleasant couple of hours looking round this museum. It is laid out really well and goes through from past to present day battles which the marines have been involved in. The room which was exceptional is the medal collection there are many which we had never seen and they are kept in pristine condition and whoever is in charge of keeping them sparkling is doing a first
class job. We then went and had some lunch in the quartermasters
kitchen which was first class and a good finish to the visit.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank ChrisBam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is probably one of the best regimental museums I have visited. Well laid out and very informative.

Visited August 2013
Thank Keith146
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Royal Marines Museum also viewed


Been to Royal Marines Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing