Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

4.6
Walk through the hearts of the submarines used by the British Navy throughout history at Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Board the HMS Alliance, the last remaining British submarine from World War II. Ask questions of the guides who have all served on the submarines, and they will paint you a picture of what life was like below deck. Play the interactive games and see if you can keep your submarine afloat. The tours inside the submarines may be too much standing around for younger children. Plan to see Royal Navy Submarine Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gosport route builder tool .
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  • We often visit the various museums and maritime attractions in Portsmouth - especially at the Historic Dockyard. However, we rarely make our way across to Gosport, which is easily done on the short fe...  more »
  • Served on a Sister Boat to the Alliance. HMS/M Auriga. Great to renew the memories. The museum on the top floor is fantastic. Right back to the days of the Hollands. Gives an insite into life in the e...  more »
  • My first time aboard a submarine and it was good. Takes a bit of time to queue at Naval Dockyard on the Portsmouth side and then go by water taxi (although the ride across Portsmouth harbour is good) ...  more »
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  • The submarines are amazing, but (with limited exceptions) the human stories associated with them are either absent, or obscured by some rather haphazard curating. The stories they do try to tell could be presented more coherently. It has four key physical exhibits (submarines or parts of them), and I couldn't find anything at all about one of the four! Technical and tactical evolution are barely touched upon. You feel that its heart is in the right place, but it needs a good shake up to do proper justice to amazing men of the Submarine service.
  • Such an Interesting experience being led through the submarine by a volunteer ex submariner, telling tales of life on board. Have done a few tours now with different guides and they are all interesting and unique. There is also a mini museum to look around and the royal navy's 1st submarine that you can step inside it's very small in there!!! Worth noting this is also included in the historic dockyard admission ticket.
  • A great extra at the Portsmouth Dockyard. Amazing the size of these things. All the exhibits need a bit of TLC but the submarines are great. Enjoyed the boat ride from the main museum.
  • Very informative and loads to see. Particularly love the fact you can actually take a look inside a submarine. Only downside when I went was that several of the interactive exhibits weren't working or were missing bits. Other than that I can't fault the place and the staff all really knew their stuff and were full of stories and information.
  • I think it is well presented. My son loved it and talking to ex submariners on board was the absolute highlight. Bending kids perception of the world is always great fun for all. Take your time and soak it up. The whole thing is about metal tubes that hide under the water doing things they still won't tell us about. That is always going to a bit limiting but it's not hard to get absorbed into how hard it must been on the old subs. Lots of free parking and a poor gift shop. Both bonuses in my book.
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