Education at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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An Amazing Learning Experience

Your group can dive into a learning experience tailored to meet your students' needs. This is the only museum in the UK where students can get a guided tour of a real submarine by one of our experienced guides, some of whom actually served on HMS Alliance.

Our main attraction:

HMS Alliance has been restored to the highest standard and is now open again  so it is now time to book your school's visit. Imagine being able to step on board the historic submarine and being immersed in an exciting and authentic soundscape and seeing everyday objects as if the crew were all around you including:

snoring coming from the bunks!

the sound of diesel engines

cooking pots in the galley

the sound of the control room in action

the instrument panels lit up


Depending on how much time you have, your visit can include all of the following:

A taught workshop from the Education Officers (see options below)

A guided themed tour of our WW2 era submarine, HMS Alliance, led by former submariners

Time in the different museum galleries including the interactive Science & Submarines Gallery

Time to look at other submarines such as Holland 1 (The Royal Navy's first submarine) and X24 (the only surviving example of a World War Two midget submarine).

 Duration of activities:

The tour of HMS Alliance lasts around 40 minutes

The taught workshop runs for 40mins or 60 minutes dependent on the needs of the group

Your time in particular galleries will depend on your needs - the learning team can advise you on this and there are additional resources which you can download, print and photocopy to bring along (available to download from the Teachers Resorce section on the left hand side menu).


£3.50 per pupil, includes a FREE workshop, adults and teachers are FREE at accepted ratios per Key Stage (KS1 1 free adult for every 5 pupils, KS2 1 free adult per 10 pupils, KS3 1 free adult per 15 pupils). The HMS Alliance tour, the other submarines, the workshops and the museum galleries are all included in the price. (Language Schools £6 per pupil) 

Outreach to schools costs £85 for workshops, £130 for Science shows.


We will send you an itinerary when you book and you can arrange a free preliminary visit. We will greet you from the coach and spend time ensuring your visit runs smoothly from start to finish.


School groups now have the use of a new dedicated learning centre with full access to the museum's education and learning services. Schools have their own space for eating their packed lunches, space for coats and bags, workshop space and accessible toilets.


 You can find out more about our range of workshops shown on the left hand side menu by clicking below:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stages 3&4

Next step:

To book call 023 92545033 or 02392727564