Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Visit this wonderful museum and see the HMS Alliance, a fourteen ‘A’ class submarine built for service in the Far East during WW2. It is the centrepiece of the museum and an official memorial to the courageous men who fought for the freedom we enjoy today. Go on a forty-minute tour and experience the atmosphere, the smells and sounds on board and learn about the conditions the mariners used to live and work in.
A guided tour, which is led by retired submariners who served on this submarine or similar submarines, will first lead you to the forward torpedo compartment, then through the accommodation section to the control room where you will learn about navigation, diving and surfacing. The tour continues on to the domestic services, including the heads and the gallery and afterwards through the heart of the engine room and then back up to the torpedo gallery where you will learn how to escape.
The museum holds two other submarines, the Holland I and X24, and there is a fine collection of photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts you can see. It is an interesting and spectacular place to spend a few hours. You will be fascinated with what you see and the stories you hear.
This museum is a great venue for the whole of the family to enjoy.
Facilities: Wheelchair access to all areas of the museum.
Disabled parking bays next to entrance.
Coach spaces at rear of car park.
November – March open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except for school holidays
April – October open everyday 10am – 5.30pm
Last admission 1 hour before closing
Estimated visit time: Please allow 2 hours to see everything.