Guided Tours

Submariner guide onboard HMS Alliance

Outside of busy peak visiting periods such as school holidays, Guided Tours of HMS Alliance are available, led by our experienced submariner guides who have their own individual unique take on life onboard. All our guides served in the Royal Navy submarine service and some even on HMS Alliance herself.

The Guided Tours last 45 minutes.  All tours must be booked on arrival at the Alliance Centre. 

 

Guided Tours for Groups

For prebooked groups of 10 persons or more, it is possible to book the following extra submariner led Guided Tours:

Heritage Guided Tour 

HMS Dolphin was the home to the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service for most of the first 100years of the RN submarine service from 1904 – 1999. Now known as Fort Blockhouse, take a tour with a submariner of their former base and visit the Submarine Memorial Chapel, the 19th century ramparts and the Harold Wyllie paintings in the Officer’s Mess.

This tour is by special arrangement with our neighbours in Fort Blockhouse which is a secure MOD base. Hence availablity is restricted and at the discretion of the MOD. Security procedures must be followed and are advised at the time of booking. 

Tickets: £16pp. Available all year round. All profits go to support the upkeep of HMS Alliance fund. To book, enquire here or call 023 92545036

Premium tour of HMS Alliance

Go onboard HMS Alliance with a submariner including a view through the periscopes onboard, a talk by a submarine expert and sandwich lunch.

Tickets: £25pp.  Maximum numbers 45 persons. Available to prebooked groups Jan – May, Oct - Dec. To book, enquire here or call 023 92545036

Technical tour of HMS Alliance

Get up close to the engineering of Alliance that visitors don’t normally see such as the sonar room, the giro compass, illustration of loading a torpedo, the bridge and captain’s cabin. Plus a free tot in the Mess. 

Tickets: £30pp. Maximum numbers 10 person’s available early evenings or Mondays/Tuesday Nov - Mar. To book, enquire here or call 023 92545036