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Royal Navy Submarine Museum
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the submarine museum as part of a group. We were divided into smaller groups and taken around by an ex sub mariner who was a chef on board. He really brought life on board alive. We learnt about firing torpedoes, diving & rising at sea and daily life on board although one wonders how anyone slept in their cramped bunks. We also learnt about escaping, and heard the sound of the engines and experienced low light levels. A really interesting visit and there is a museum to explore, plus a 1901 sub which you can enter, and a small midget sub which has been cut in half so you can see how it was inside.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

We had the pleasure of looking round a World War II submarine with a former submariner. Fabulous, well informed tour that never felt rushed. Lots of time to ask questions and gain real insight to the life.
Their is other parts to the museum which are really good but do the tour first as it gets you to recognise the exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank nesamoolian
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Imagine a wet Saturday in the depths of winter. Meet a real submariner and journey in a real decommissioned WW2 submarine. I can't remember his name, but he brought live below the waves into being. From loading torpedoes, firing torpedoes including a step by step guide to valve sequencing to listening to a lecture on the intricacies of rising and falling in the ocean with the help of air. The diesel engine start procedures were just fantastic. Real. We came away with a new respect for these men who helped the effort as well as their sacrifice and bravery. Much recommended.
Thank you.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank PaulJ99
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Ok first off it's not in Portsmouth it's over the river. In Summer they run a small ferry that's door to door but after November you have to get the Gosport ferry that's about £3.80 return. Then it's a 3/4 mile walk to the museum on flat ground. The ferry is every 10 minutes and is just a short crossing. You can park really close to the sub if you go by car, i think it's free.
The submarine visit was spectacular. Our guide was a retired submariner Chris? with an absolute wealth of knowledge. Being November there were only 6 of us in our group and we were on the sub for over an hour. A simulated "dive dive dive" and sonar pings along with a detailed explanation of how everything worked. The escape hatch, the batteries, the engines , valves and periscopes all tremendous. The description of life on board with the smell of diesel, cigarette smoke and bodily odours added to the intense danger of life on board shows just how brave those sailor were.This is an attraction you must see. There is also a museum and gift shop

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

Been before & have year tickets for the Histrionic Dockyards which this is part of, had some relations over from USA who is ex-navel & thought they might enjoy this, which they truly did, the ex-mariners on the submarine were very knowledgeable & good for a laugh. The interactive part is a bit disappointing as fair few were broken & its all getting a bit tired. But its well worth a visit if you are interested in this type of navel history

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Andy S
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