naval hats, semaphore flags, figurehead,The Heritage Centre offers a wealth of galleries, exhibits and activities for children and families to enjoy.

Highlights for Family Enjoyment

  • Explore Plymouth with our working submarine Periscope!
  • Enjoy our naval hats, caps weapons and uniforms!
  • Learn about our model makers and the fantastic model ships.
  • Look our giant figureheads in the eye if you dare!
  • Come on board our real full size submarine named “Courageous” (subject to height  restriction above 4ft/1.2m)
  • And test your strength raising our blocks and pullies.


Free (Donations are welcomed to help maintain the exhibitions).


Facilities include a cafe providing snacks and drinks.

Buggy and wheelchair access to most of the heritage site.

Please contact us on +44 (0)1752 552326 for further information on our accessibility options.

Opening Times and Up and Coming Events

We are open to the public on special event days where we aim to make the experience as family friendly as possible. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for our Open Days, Heritage Days and Talks.