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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • An absolutely lovely museum that seems to refresh itself every few years. Parking is (to my knowledge) free, and oftentimes you will find guided tours of schoolchildren going about. You are also offered, as part of the ticket, guided tours of the large submarine HMS Alliance, by men who have served in the Navy and have their own stories to tell. Exhibits upstairs are hands-on, and great fun for younger children, but still interesting for older teenagers and adults. A restaurant is on-site, as are numerous facilities and a lovely gift shop. I would recommend purchasing the All Attractions ticket if you wish to see the Historic Dockyard, Explosion museum and such as well, alongside it having free waterbus travel, for an entire 12 months at a low price.
  • Relatively small museum but lots of interactive displays, we spent a good couple of hours here. The guided tour of HMS Alliance is very interesting and as others have said staffed with volunteers that share their own experiences of serving. Parking is a short walk from the entrance but is free, the entrance fee is reasonable. Recommend for a rainy day.
  • 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.
  • As a family group we all had an excellent time, plenty to keep all ages occupied. Once entrance ticket type includes free return within a year, we used it the following day as there's so much to do there ....
  • Excellent museum, either on own or part of 'All Attractions' ticket. The All Attractions ticket includes water-bus transport to and from the Historic Harbour and Explosions museum, and as there's so much to see, you can use your ticket any time within 12 months. But this review is of the Submarine museum. Brilliant tour of HMS Alliance, a look inside a mini-sub (don't miss the Eagle cartoon-style story alongside this exhibit) and a WWI submarine the Holland-1. Go upstairs for the other exhibits and explore the whole site. The cafe on the premises is fairly basic, and very slow on our visit. Free parking for visitors on this site. Disabled parking is a few minutes walk from the main entrance, but there is elevator access on request to look inside part of HMS alliance.

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