About Us / Support

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The Devonport Naval Heritage Centre comprises of a wide variety of historically significant items (some nationally so) as well as a large collection of various items of less significance historically although important to Devonport from a heritage perspective.  The collection is housed in a variety of buildings (some themselves historic) around the Naval Base and Courageous.

The Centre is a result of a collaborative effort by a mixture of volunteers, interested people, enthusiasts and Naval Base personnel to rescue and/or preserve historical artefacts. Courageous is a decommissioned submarine currently located in 3 Basin which provides an opportunity for the public to tour a retired nuclear submarine.

The Devonport Naval Heritage Centre is staffed by Volunteers  who give their time and expertise for free.  The Centre is supported by The Royal Navy at Devonport and The Friends of Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, an independent registered charity that exists to support the work of the centre.


Volunteering at the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre 

We wish to assure you of our appreciation should you volunteer with us and we will do the best we can to make your volunteer experience with us enjoyable and rewarding.

Volunteering is open to all, regardless of sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or political beliefs. Volunteer placements are made on the suitability of the volunteer to carry out the particular role.

The Heritage Centre Manager directs the activity of heritage-associated volunteers through volunteer coordinators.

Please contact the Special Events Office for further information on 07917 751 082 or email: DevonportNavalHeritage@gmail.com


The Friends of Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

Please contact Mary Wills for further information on 01752 361700 or email: rayandmary@talktalk.net


For all other enquiries please contact:

Heritage Centre Manager, QHM Building M049, HMNB Devonport, Plymouth. PL2 2BG

Tel: +44 (0)1752 552907 (working hours)

e-mail: navynbcd-nblo@mod.uk