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Royal Marines Museum

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Eastney Esplanade

The Royal Marines Museum celebrates the history of the Royal Marines from their origins in 1664 as Sea Soldiers through to their roles in Trafalgar, China, the Falklands and the Gulf with a series of interactive displays.

The Museum's extensive collection displays items gathered from around the world and features a collection of over 8000 medals including 10 Victoria Crosses.

A visit to the Royal Marines Museum allows you to discover the stories behind the elite fighting force, from entering as a raw recruit until the day they Pass-Out as a Royal Marine and are awarded their green beret. The museum features an extensive events calendar and regular special exhibitions for all visitors to enjoy.

The museum also has beautiful grounds with a memorial garden, gift shop and award winning café, the Quartermaster's Kitchen.

The museum is an ideal venue for group visits, offering free coach parking, group catering, full disabled access, hearing loops and highly trained staff to assist visitors.

As a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction steeped in history and heroism the Royal Marines Museum is not to be missed.

General Information:

  • FREE parking, including designated parking for disabled

  • Full wheelchair access

  • Range of facilities for visitors with Hearing/Visual Impairment

  • Cafe and Gift Shop on site

  • Group discounts available# FREE educational visits - please telephone for terms

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  • Directions

    By Car:
    Via A3 (M) from London, A33 from Winchester, M27 from Southampton or A277 from Brighton - follow signs for Southsea and head towards the Seafront, from which the Museum is sign posted.
    By Rail: Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth and Southsea or Fratton - then by bus or taxi.

    By Bus:
    Buses run from all rail stations to Eastney plus a short walk.

    Royal Marines Museum Postcode for SatNav: PO4 9PX


    +44 (0)2392 819 385
    +44 (0)2392 838 420

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