WE ARE CLOSED

COVID-19 – CLOSURE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has made the difficult decision to close its sites in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation. All of our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Belfast, Yeovilton and Hartlepool) will be closed from 17.00 on 18 March 2020.

There have been no diagnosed cases of the virus on site, however we felt that like our colleagues across the Museum and Heritage sector, closure of the sites was now the best decision to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We are disappointed to have to delay welcoming you to the incredible range of exhibitions, events and heritage attractions which make up the national museum, but our care for them and our incredibly dedicated workforce continues.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is a registered charity and while we have received significant donations in the past, we still rely heavily on our visitors to help continue to keep the Museum’s sites and collections maintained for the public to enjoy. A large portion of our annual income comes directly from our ticket sales, with the majority generated during April-September, making this very challenging times ahead for our business.

While we move to make as many cost savings as possible to help ease the challenges ahead of us moving forward, a large majority of daily costs do remain, as it is our responsibility to maintain and care for our historic collections. Your continued support no matter how large or small does make a difference, if you would like to continue offering your support, please visit our online donation platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Opening Hours

 

From 4th November 20 to 31st March 2020

 

Open Wed to Sun only, 10.00am to 4.30pm*

 

CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays except during Somerset school holidays.

 

Please note our Restaurant will open in line with the Museum from Wednesday until Sunday unless otherwise stated, 0930-1600 for the duration of our winter opening hours.

 

*Please note: because of the length of time it takes to explore the Carrier Exhibition in Hall 3, last entry to this Exhibition is 3.15pm.

 

The Museum is open all year round, apart from Mondays and Tuesdays in our Winter Season when we are closed. We are also closed on 24/25/26 December.

 

Summer Opening Hours

From 1st April 2020

Open Everyday, 10.00am to 5.30pm*

Please note our Restaurant will open everyday unless otherwise stated, 0930-1700 for the duration of our summer opening hours. 

*Please note: because of the length of time it takes to explore the Carrier Exhibition in Hall 3, last entry to this Exhibition is 4.15pm.

Children: children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs: we regret no dogs, other than assistance dogs, are permitted into the Museum. The Museum is open all year round, apart from Mondays and Tuesdays in our Winter Season when we are closed. We are also closed on 24/25/26 December.

 

Vouchers and Discounts

Please note that discount vouchers (including Tesco, GroupOn, Amazon Local Travel Zoo) are not valid on Special Event days and Concerts. Please note that the Museum does not accept Tesco Clubcard tokens directly - you must redeem your vouchers for a Museum Token via Clubcard Boost first. It is the Token purchase confirmation that you can redeem upon entry. 

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Museum and encourage you to complete the survey on this link (click), we value all feedback from our visitors.