Museum Collections

The Museum tells the story of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from its earliest days at the start of the 20th Century through to the modern nuclear powered fleet.

Three submarines – HMS Alliance, Holland I and X24 – form the core of this Museum’s unique collection. There are many other items including photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts to supplement these vessels and also tell the broader story of the service.

The Museum is also part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) whose wider collections include items relating to the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines, Surface Fleet and naval firepower among many other things. For more information please see the main NMRN collections page.



The Launch of HMS Dreadnought, Terence Cuneo, 1961.