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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Royal Navy Submarine Museum We tell the story of the Royal Navy's submarine service. Winter Opening Hours Start 5 September: Last entry time is 1 hour before closing.

Open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Summer Opening Hours Start 26 July: Last entry time is 4.30pm. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. A visit to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire allows the visitor to dive into history and go onboard on our submarines which include Holland 1, the very first British submarine built in 1901 and the only surviving walk t

Open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Summer Opening Hours Start 26 July: Last entry time is 4.30pm. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. A visit to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire allows the visitor to dive into history and go onboard on our submarines which include Holland 1, the very first British submarine built in 1901 and the only surviving walk t

Operating as usual

We've got some planned work to carry out on our website tonight, so tickets can't be purchased after 8pm. You'll still b...
24/11/2022

We've got some planned work to carry out on our website tonight, so tickets can't be purchased after 8pm. You'll still be able to buy onsite as usual tomorrow.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our telephone lines and online ticketing platform. We are working ha...
27/09/2022

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our telephone lines and online ticketing platform. We are working hard behind the scenes to restore them but please email [email protected] with any urgent queries.

We will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect and to observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. If yo...
13/09/2022

We will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect and to observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

If you have tickets booked please contact [email protected]

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09/09/2022

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09/09/2022

As a mark of respect, all our sites will be closed to visitors tomorrow as we join the rest of the country and the world in reflecting on Her Majesty The Queen's incredible contribution and enduring legacy.

A message from our Chairman and Director General:

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15/08/2022

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🎂 Happy Birthday Princess Royal 🎂

Here Princess Anne is pictured meeting naval personnel on a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2017.

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01/08/2022

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1861 HMS Warrior was commissioned - 161 years ago. She was one of the world’s most heavily armoured and largest warships ever constructed. Her innovative design sparked a naval arms race which soon saw her become outdated and decommissioned in 1883.

27/07/2022
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Congratulations to our sister location - the Fleet Air Arm Museum because today's the day your new aircraft carrier experience opens!

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07/07/2022

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Chocolate has been the saviour of many of us over the years and, it would seem, none more so than the crews of the Coastal Forces boats of World War Two.

Les Parkinson, the Motor Mechanic of Rescue Motor Launch 497, was based at Felixstowe in early 1945 and wrote in his memoir:

'The worst thing was that when the weather was bad we couldn't cook our meals, so we had to live on sandwiches of toast, ham, spam or corned beef. The cook did his best, but at times the odds were against him to provide hot meals, so we had to make do. For warmth we drank a lot of cocoa, made from slabs of cocoa chocolate, Carnation evaporated milk, and brown sugar. At least it was sweet and hot.'

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04/07/2022

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🎈Happy 80th Birthday Rescue Motor Launch, RML 497 🎈

Built for the Second World War and in service July 1942, this is not the first time her birthday has been celebrated: in his memoir, the boat’s Motor Mechanic recorded that the crew celebrated her 2nd birthday in July with a large cake with Happy Birthday 497 written on it! 🎂

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01/07/2022

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the barrel of an Ordnance BL 15-inch howitzer was elevated by gunners of a Royal Marine Artillery detachment of the Naval Brigade. It is prepared for firing during the Battle of Albert, Somme, Picardy, France, 1 July 1916.

16/06/2022
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We are really excited to share our new website with you today 👨‍💻

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and have listened to your feedback to improve the experience.

This is the first phase and we will be adding to it as we go, so don’t panic if you can’t find what you’re looking for – it’s on its way!

👉 www.nmrn.org.uk

🎂 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen 🎂
11/06/2022

🎂 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen 🎂

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09/06/2022

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We're sharing big news on day... the National Museum of the Royal Navy is opening the new Collections Access Service at its museums in Portsmouth and Yeovilton!

Find out more and book an appointment: www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2747

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02/06/2022

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🔥 Didn't get a ticket to a Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting event? 🔥
We've got you! Watch online as we join in the official celebrations from 8-10pm today with a live stream direct from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Full details: https://fb.me/e/2AYy5xrP7

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02/06/2022

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🎉 Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee 🎉

70 years at the heart of the Royal Navy family - granddaughter, daughter, wife & mother of naval officers.

Tonight we join official ceremonies by lighting a beacon at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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19/05/2022

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Join us at 3pm today for the Falklands 40 Museums discussion on National Army Museum's YouTube channel.

👀 Watch online: youtu.be/9HmE-5yvUgA


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🎈Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 96th Birthday today! 🎈
21/04/2022

🎈Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 96th Birthday today! 🎈

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on S...
17/04/2022

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on Sunday 17 April 2022.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Submarine Museum remain open.

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on S...
16/04/2022

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on Saturday 16 April 2022 and Sunday 17 April 2022.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Submarine Museum remain open.

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on S...
15/04/2022

We are sorry to say that due to the continued impact of covid, Explosion Museum in Gosport has been forced to close on Saturday 16 April 2022 and Sunday 17 April 2022.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Submarine Museum remain open.

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14/04/2022

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🎬 We're excited for the release of Warner Bros. Pictures new film Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfayden and Jason Isaacs tomorrow! 🎬

In today's blog we look at some of the history behind HMS Seraph's operations...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2719

Today marks a year since the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and we commemorate his incredible Royal Navy career, h...
09/04/2022

Today marks a year since the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and we commemorate his incredible Royal Navy career, his armed forces and charity connections, and in particular his generous patronage, support and involvement with the National Museum of the Royal Navy's museums.

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05/04/2022

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Due to the complicated nature and geographical challenges of the Falklands conflict, both sides utilised their equivalent navy, army, air force, marines and special forces.

In today's blog we take a look at some of the key figures...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2711

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04/04/2022

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For some of us, the Falklands is in living memory, but as with all history there will be people without direct associations.

With this in mind, we’ve taken key moments and related it to wider cultural events in today's blog post...

www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2709

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03/04/2022

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Why did the Falklands conflict happen?

Discover an overview of the history and events that resulted in the 1982 conflict in today's blog...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2708

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03/04/2022

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.
Over the next week we'll be sharing a series of blogs that explain different parts of the history.

The first blog is a general overview outlining what happened...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2707

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of Operation Mincemeat🎬Head to the post below to enter.
28/03/2022

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of Operation Mincemeat🎬

Head to the post below to enter.

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of star-studded Operation Mincemeat🎬

Based on Ben Macintyre's best-selling book, the film tells the extraordinary and true story of a mission in the Second World War undertaken to outwit the Germans.

⭐The National Museum of the Royal Navy, that holds some of the real artefacts from the operation, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to offer two tickets to the UK Premiere of Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfayden and Jason Isaacs.⭐

All you have to do for the chance to win is...
Follow us and tag in the comments who your plus one would be.

Over 18 entry only. Closes Midnight 3 April 2022. Travel not included. Must be able to attend event in London on 12 April. T&Cs apply: www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2703

We're joining other government and cultural UK institutions in support of Ukraine and its people. On the 19 March 2022 w...
17/03/2022

We're joining other government and cultural UK institutions in support of Ukraine and its people. On the 19 March 2022 we are undertaking a day of public fundraising across our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Somerset, for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

The people of Ukraine remain in our thoughts as does the crucial role our Royal Naval service personnel play in international defence operations.

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11/03/2022

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- Read about Compass in today's blog. Compass, the Royal Navy’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network, offers a safe space and support to any personnel who may identify as LGBTQ+.

www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2683

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy i...
08/03/2022

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy in our latest blog...

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2677

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy in our latest blog...

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2677

06/03/2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have made the decision to temporarily close the Explosion Museum today.
All other attractions remain open as normal.

Please keep an eye on our social channels for further updates.

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04/03/2022

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22 years of progress for the Royal Navy LGBTQ+ Community...and counting!

In today's blog we turn to Twitter to take a look at some of the significant steps forward & what it means to members of the navy...
https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2674

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We are pleased to confirm that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be reopening on 23 ...
22/02/2022

We are pleased to confirm that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be reopening on 23 February 2022.

Please note that first entry to the Submarine Museum will be 11am.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Closing our sites is never an easy decision. However, the impact of sustained high winds over a number of days on the historic buildings and ships in Portsmouth and Gosport left us with no choice but to temporarily close.

Having now assessed the damage to our sites and put in place new safety and security measures, we can confidently welcome you back and hope you have a fantastic day out!

If you have any ticket enquiries please contact [email protected]

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22/02/2022

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We've come across another interesting find among the rolled plans that are being cared for and catalogued - HMS Alliance's docking plan.

Storm Update – Temporary Closures February 2022 We are deeply sorry to say that due to the continued impact of high wind...
21/02/2022

Storm Update – Temporary Closures February 2022

We are deeply sorry to say that due to the continued impact of high winds, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Submarine Museum have been forced to close on 22 February 2022.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower remains open.

We are planning to open the Dockyard and Submarine Museum from the 23 February 2022, but are continuing to monitor the situation and may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice.

While all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our staff and visitors must come first, thank you for your understanding.

For ticket enquires please contact: [email protected]

⛈️ Storm Update ⛈️Half Term Opening DetailsRegrettably due to storm damage we are unable to open the Royal Navy Submarin...
21/02/2022

⛈️ Storm Update ⛈️
Half Term Opening Details

Regrettably due to storm damage we are unable to open the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport until Wednesday 23 February at 11am.

We are open this Half Term at
⭐Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
⭐Explosion Museum in Gosport

Please check our social channels and website for the latest updates.

Address

Haslar Jetty Road
Gosport
PO122AS

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

Telephone

023 92510354

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Assault all your senses by walking onboard HMS Alliance, the only remaining Second World War era submarine, and take a journey through every decade of her service. Take a peek through the working periscopes, and see, hear and even smell how life was lived under the sea. A tour of Alliance begins in the forward torpedo store, then on through the accommodation space to the control room, where experienced submariner guides demonstrate the navigation systems including diving and surfacing. The tour continues through the galley and on to the heart of the submarine, the engine room, before culminating in the aft torpedo compartment, where the guides explain how submariners would escape in an emergency. Along the way, you can also peer through the working periscopes to view Portsmouth Harbour.

Alliance forms the centrepiece of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum along with Holland I and X24, the museum also contains thousands of photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is located in Gosport on the former site of HMS Dolphin; home to the Submarine Service for 100 years. A complimentary waterbus takes visitors across the harbour from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Book a Full Navy Ticket online and save 20% here: https://bit.ly/2R3t7km

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Sadly it's my Father's 86th birthday today but he is no longer with us and passed earlier in the year. My Dad was an artist as well and started my life long desire to paint and create. In his retirement I got the chance to get Dad working on loads if art projects with me for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum . Sadly like most murals they are not meant to be permanent but you can still see paintings that 6 local Portsmouth artists painted at Trafalgar Gate with Mark 'Rocky' Lewis art and Soul Traders.
So if you knew my Dad raise a glass as it's still Christmas for him.
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🔭 Keep an eye out this October Half Term at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

🐙 Myths, Legends and Superstition at Sea Trail arrives 22nd - 30th of October at Royal Navy Submarine Museum ~ Learn about Legendary sea creatures and how sailors kept themselves safe out in the sea

💎 Bejeweled Bugs - at National Museum of the Royal Navy sites from 22nd October 2022 to Sunday 30th October ~ Pick your favourite jewels and googly-eyes to decorate your own shiny bug to take home.

⛵ At The HMS Warrior: Sickening Ships and Squeamish Sailors 29th October 2022 ~ Fun for families with children aged 10 and above, you can join the crew of Warrior, immerse yourself in life onboard a Royal Navy ship, and set out to discover the navy’s ghoulish secrets.

For More Information Visit:
https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/

Today is World Maritime Day

Don that sailor’s cap and put on those deck shoes because it’s time to learn about and celebrate World Maritime Day
Here are my Maritime Murals I have painted over the years
I have painted for The Royal Navy Submarine Museum Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and and met and painted with our now future queen the Princess of Wales..
Yesterday was so here are my Pirate Murals painted for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum with my late father Robb Waterfield
Welcome to My Pic a Day for Wednesday.

A Royal Navy Vanguard class submarine heading home past HMS Pembroke off the Rosneath Peninsula in the Firth of Clyde a few days ago.

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Hi guys. How would I go about getting information about HMS Venturer please? Interested in her role in the sinking of U-864. Is there much available? Thanks.
A touching tribute to my recently passed father. I was only the apprentice on this job for the Kings Theatre just doing the cleaning up but in later years my father and I painted many ship murals for Historic Dock Yard, Portsmouth and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Another Happy memory with my Dad Robb. 13 years ago we were commissioned to paint mural for the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport. British Submariners in WW1 were called Pirates by the Germans and the tradition has stuck. Even today every Royal Navy Submarines has a Jolly Roger with its kills and missions embroidered on it. So the exhibition was called Pirates and showed Piracy from its golden age right up to the present day off the coasts of Africa.
We even managed to slip on a few portraits of our buddies in it

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This family pass gets you into ALL their attractions ALL year round like HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and more!
Visiting somewhere new is fun & exciting, but sometimes a list of things to do can help the make everything go more smoothly.

If you've not been to Discover Gosport before, here's some great places to add to your .

⚓ Step into the secret world of the submariner at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum - you can even go on-board a genuine submarine: HMS Alliance.
🌊 Discover the fascinating underwater world of diving equipment at The Diving Museum including some types used by James Bond!
🏎️ Enjoy some driving excitement at the indoor Team Sport Karting track.
⛸️ Go ice skating at the indoor ice rink at Planet Ice
🔍 Discover a huge range of hovercraft at the Hovercraft Museum including the one from the Bond move ‘Die Another Day’ plus ones that have featured in the Top Gear, Scrapheap Challenge and Salvage Squad TV programmes.
🏖️ Head to the beautiful Lee-on-the-Solent for gently sloping beaches, a splash park, playground, crazy golf, cafes and great views of the Isle of Wight

Discover some other great places to visit and things to do at https://www.discovergosport.co.uk/

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I wonder whether you might help to jog my memory.

I visited your museum ... Oh, about 35 years' back ... and was struck by one particular exhibit.

Now, as I RECALL, the exhibit was a bronze helical gear, which had stripped some of its teeth. The result of this damage, was that the submarine was unable to surface.

Artificers, drilled-and-tapped the damaged gear, then fitted it with a number of threaded pins or screws. These screws were then filed to an approximation of the damaged teeth, and the machinery was put back into service, permitting the submarine to surface.

Do I have the story correct?
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How many battery cells on the Holland Boat?
What have we been cataloguing in the collection this week?
The plans of a post Second Word War X-craft midget submarine known as the Stickleback class.
What's unusual about these plans?
Normally plans don't include figures! Here you can see the 5 man crew placed in various working positions, including the fully dressed diver seated in the wet and dry compartment.

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Events held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Remembrance Day

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