The Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre records the development of The Dockyard and Plymouth’s pivotal role in supporting the Royal Navy through major conflicts since 1300, including two World Wars. Through its collections, interactive experiences and pictorial interpretation the drama of the close relationship of Devonport, the Royal Navy, The Dockyard and the people of Plymouth can be explored.
The Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre includes The Naval Heritage Centre, the Duty Visit Ship and the decomissioned submarine ‘Courageous’.
It is open by appointment to visitors (please note that we require 5 days notice for UK Nationals and 10 days for Foreign Nationals). Tours are conducted by RN Personnel and Civilian Volunteers. Tours are available for Team-Building events and for public enjoyment. Our hospitality area includes a meeting/conference facility and a cafe serving light refreshment. These are available for group/business reservations.
Join with us in sharing, exploring and conserving the character and history of Devonport Naval Base and The Dockyard for the future.
As part of Plymouth history festival during May , Devonport Naval Heritage centre is holding open days on Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 10am ’til 4pm.
Our Café will be open for light refreshments, and guides will be on hand in the galleries to help with any questions you may have during your visit.
We will also have an exhibition of images and artefacts about women who have been involved with the Royal Navy and Dockyard from the early 1700s to the present day
Also, in May we will be holding illustrated talks starting at 19.00 sharp in our lecture theatre where tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Please see our “What’s On” page for further details.
**Please visit our “What’s On” page for information on upcoming events**
**In particular, please note the evening illustrated talks on the second Thursday of the month**
**Please note, HMS Courageous is now available for public bookings following essential maintenance. We hope you will be pleased with the results**
For bookings and enquiries please call 01752 552326 or email: NavyNbcd-Book1@mod.gov.uk (booking office hours are 0800-1600 Mon-Thurs (not including Bank Holidays). The recommended method of booking is via email to NavyNbcd-Book1@mod.gov.uk. Please note that 10 working days notice is required for tours and that availability must be confirmed prior to booking). For Special Events/Tours by arrangement, please call 07971 663 300.
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