Royal Marines Museum


For great things to do in Portsmouth, why not surround yourself in history and tradition and delve into the 350-year story of the Royal Marines, from their origins as soldiers of the sea, right through to their present day heroics. Put your strength and stamina to the test and creep through the jungle or tackle the rigid raider and assault course in the museum grounds.

Follow a recruit through training and experience their highs and lows as they are deployed around the world.

Let the museum’s home-front kitchen take you back to the Blitz in the Second World War. Put yourself in the boots of a Royal Marine. See what they have to go through to be the best of the best when you visit the ‘Making of a Royal Marine Commando’ exhibition.

Summer opening: April – October everyday from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Winter opening: Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays except for Hampshire school holidays and half terms, open the rest of the week from 11am to 3pm. The public galleries will be closing on the 1st April.

Open all bank holidays.

Admission price 

Adult - Gift Aid

Child - Gift Aid

Disabled - Gift Aid

Family (1+3) Gift Aid

Family (2+3) Gift Aid

- Gift Aid

Student - Gift Aid

Why should I visit?

    • Explore the history of the Royal Marines
    • Assault course
    • Be wowed by the vast medal collection, which includes ten Victoria Crosses


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us


Royal Marines Museum
Eastney Esplanade


023 9281 9385


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By car

Follow the 'Seafront' signs and the brown tourist information signs to the Royal Marines Museum, which is situated at the eastern end of Southsea. Directions:

From London: take either the A3 (M), M3 from Winchester, M27 from Southampton or A27 from Chichester.

From the West: take junction 12 of the M27 onto the A27, then the A288.

From the East: take the A2030 junction off the A27, turning south on the A288.rketing inspiration to kick start the autumn we love to come up with bespoke solutions that make a difference whatever the budget.

By public transport

Although they are not directly on a public transport route the Museum is accessible by bus and train. The nearest bus stop is Southsea South Parade Pier which is a 15-20 minute walk away. The nearest train station is 3-4 miles away. For up-to-date bus and train timetable information please consult the relevant local transport websites.

Kids activities

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There is much for kids to do at the Royal Marines Museum, some of the activities like an Assault course and Outdoor area.