Royal Navy Submarine Museum

The world’s only British WW2 ocean-going submarine, now ready for patrol and brought to life by real submariners. The museum is home to historic submarines Holland 1 and X-24, as well as the “Horrible Science of Submarines” exhibition and indoor family play centre “Busy Boat Bay”.


  • Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access


Full Description

For an amazing experience on your radar! Go onboard HMS Alliance, the world’s only British WW2 era ocean going submarine which is now ready for patrol. Meet a submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves.

Set on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the museum is also home to the Royal Navy’s very first submarine Holland 1 and the only surviving WW2 midget submarine, X24. This family friendly museum has working periscopes, hands on interactive games, the funny “Horrible Science of Submarines” exhibition and an indoor family play centre “Busy Boat Bay”.


Contact & Location

Address:Haslar Jetty Road
Hampshire PO12 2AS
Contacts: 023 9251 0354
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Open days:Apr-30 Oct Daily 1000-1730. 31 Oct-Mar Wed-Sun closes 1630, Daily in school hols. (Last entry one hour earlier.) (Closed 23-26 & 31 Dec & 1 Jan.)
By Bus:9
By Rail: Portsmouth Harbour + ferry / 0.5 miles

This entry was last updated on 27th February 2017

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