Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Royal Navy Submarine Museum by using our Gosport itinerary maker.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This museum has a reasonable amount of information, but there were limited things to keep my young son interested. The HMS Alliance is the major highlight  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Really worth a visit to go inside a submarine and experience how it was to work and live beneath the waves. With the museum part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, buy an All Attraction Ticket ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You get the chance to life aboard a submarine. This visit to the HMS "Alliance", is really a highlight. With an experienced guide, you will learn the history of this submarine in times of war and peace, and heroic actions during conflicts. You stand to face with Polarisraketten, periscopes, Diving Bell and diving equipment. Very interesting and above all: I realized what it must be like for a number of months in such small spaces having to live.. This is a highly recommended!!
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  • A very low-key, hidden museum well worth the visit. Docents/tour guides on the HMS ALLIANCE are men who actually served on the boat, so each tour is a bit different as it reflects their own stories and interests. The museum Cafe is very good too - friendly ladies who turn out good fresh sandwiches (may have to ask for the daily specials as they sometimes forget to post the signs!) Easy access when taking the train from London - Ferry across the harbor is right there as you exit the station. Then recommend walking the promenade from the ferry terminal along the harbor as a pleasant way to arrive at the museum ... and on the walk back, the Coffee One in Gosport makes a great pit stop/refresher before re-boarding the ferry across to Portsmouth for the train back to London.
  • Went here as part of a day at Historic Royal Dockyards. The tour of the HMS Alliance was great, staffed by actual submariners, very happy to answer questions, much better than HMS Osprey at Chatham. The rest of the museum is good, there's about an hour's worth of material. Lots of interactive exhibits for kids. Well worth going.
  • Great place to spend a few hours. The staff on site are knowledgeable and some are former submariners. Make sure to take a tour of the submarine
  • Interesting to see what life was like on board a submarine. Tour guides were both ex-serving members so knew what they were on about. After exhibits were also interesting, an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Only thing I would say is ticket price is quite high so well worth getting the 'all attraction' ticket to get in the rest of the dockyard as well rather than just single ticket.
  • Lots of fun and interactive displays, however tours through the actual submarine are rather quick, which means you dont get a lot of information.

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