Royal Naval Museum



Planning your visit

Visitors are invited to explore the exhibitions at their own pace. We advise that approximately one and a half hours should be allowed for a full visit. Please bear in mind that the museum is spread over several large buildings. There is seating available throughout the exhibitions

Visitors wishing to explore the Museum's exhibitions chronologically are recommended to start in the Victory exhibition, followed by the Sailing Navy and Nelson exhibitions and finally the 20th Century exhibition.

The multimedia walk-through experience, Trafalgar!, runs throughout the day, approximately every 10 minutes and lasts for 15-20 minutes. Visitors may enter the experience in groups of up to 25 people. During busy periods, visitors who especially want to see Trafalgar! are advised to queue in the Briefing Area to ensure their place. Parental advice on the suitability of this exhibition for younger children can be found on this site

For details of all-age learning activities and educational visits, please see our Learning pages

• The galleries may be closed for routine maintenance. Please check our schedule here.


• All exhibitions are accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs.
• There are accessible lifts in both No 11 Store and the Victory exhibition.
• Hearing Loops are installed in all the main exhibition areas and there are tactile objects and interactives in each exhibition.
• All showcases and panels are at a comfortable height for visitors who use wheelchairs.
• Exhibition text is at a minimum of 14pt and all introductory panels conform to the Ekarv Easy to Read philosophy.
• Toilets (including Accessible Toilets and Baby Change Areas) are situated in the Sailing Navy and Victory galleries.

Please contact us in advance so we are able to ensure all our facilities are available.
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