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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Gosport, Hampshire, England

  • Submarine out of water at Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport
  • Submarine out of water at Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

Dive into history at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, go onboard the submarines and meet a real submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves.

Set on the site on the submarine service's 20th century base on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the museum is home to the Royal Navy's very first submarine Holland 1 launched in 1901, recognised as a marvel of engineering.

Discover the only surviving WW2 submarines remaining in the UK, the mighty HMS Alliance and midget submarine, X24. Explore our galleries to find out the thrilling stories of the heroes who have served in submarines.

This family friendly museum has working periscopes, hands on interactive games, the “Horrible Science of Submarines” exhibition, a brand new family play centre “Busy Boat Bay”. Try out the underwater escape interactive and submerge a submersible with the working buoyancy exhibit. Meet Sammie Sardine in the Horrible Science of Submarines exhibition and find out how smelly submariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn into poo fountains!

Complete your visit with a frothy coffee and a sticky cake at the Harbour Stations coffee shop overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. Please note HMS Alliance is currently undergoing a major conservation programme so access may be restricted, please check online for the latest details.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS, England


Click here to visit Royal Navy Submarine Museum's website
023 9251 0354

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:30


Adults: £15.50

Kids: £11.00

Seniors: £14.00

Student: £14.00

More Information

Eating information

Coffee shop serving light lunches, snacks and drinks.


Gents', Ladies', Disabled Toilets. Baby changing room but no toddler loo seats.

Gift shop

Submarine Shop packed with submariner essentials and usual submarine related gifts.

Baby food facilities

Please ask for milk warming in our Coffee shop.


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