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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

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Great day spent at the Heritage Centre. Justin showed us around HMS Courageous and Ray from Bray... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Catherine M
Well worth a visit.

Went to see and visit HMS Courageous. A very good experience. Well looked after on arrival by Naval... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Corner of Albany St and Granby Way Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4RW, England
+44 1752 552326
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Great day spent at the Heritage Centre. Justin showed us around HMS Courageous and Ray from Bray showed us around the Heritage Centre. Both were excellent and really made the day for us.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Catherine M
LucyP2283, Manager at Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Catherine, We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visits here with us! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Naval Heritage Team

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Went to see and visit HMS Courageous. A very good experience. Well looked after on arrival by Naval and civillian staff. Some exhibits are very good to look at, especially the models. The guide knew his stuff but it only covered his experience. He left...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

A really fascinating morning being shown around this decommissioned submarine by a retired submariner who had served on it and so his knowledge was real and extensive and delivered with a personal touch. We saw all sorts, from the tiny galley where the chips were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I went as part of Plymouth's month long history festival. I was the only one who turned up for a free tour. This turned out to be brilliant for me as I had a 2 hr bespoke tour of many fascinating buildings and artefacts. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I booked a tour of this centre, not knowing what was there/on offer, and found myself being put on a 2hour tour of the decommissioned nuclear powered submarine Courageous. This turned out to be an absolutely fantastic tour but I'm a bit confused as to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

IV'E just returned from this really worthwhile place, we went as a group of friends, all retired ,and it was so entertaining and educational, the guys that take you around are so interested in the subject they are talking about that it rubs of onto...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tazWestLooeHillUk
Reviewed 10 May 2018

A great day out for anyone into naval history or even just looking for something really different .... and all of it completely free!!! We started with a 2 hour tour of the Heritage Centre with Nick Williams, ex RN. Loads to see and we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank brit-oz-lin
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I took my students to this venue it was thoroughly interesting for them and they felt they had learnt so much of our history.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank S146GAangiem
Reviewed 30 October 2017

i recently organised a trip to this museum for 40 car club members with lunch we all enjoyed a wonderful four hours with excellent informative staff who all had time to show explain and answer questions coffee before and after the tour plus an excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank bernard c
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Toured this boat today. Very, very interesting and informative. I plan to take this tour again. A fascinating glimpse of life aboard a nuke.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank NC2181
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22 April 2018|
Response from bernard c | Reviewed this property |
hi i would have thought so yes
19 September 2017|
Response from DNHC | Property representative |
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate removing these pictures. Hopefully we will soon be joining forces with our friends in NMRN and will therefore be able to share these pictures to the... More
Stephen W
5 May 2017|
Response from Simon M |
Courageous tours are conducted by civilian volunteers from all over Devon and Cornwall who freely give their time to allow us to offer this exceptional opportunity to the general public. To justify their effort we require a... More