The Royal Marines have been part of Portsmouth and Britain's story since the 17th Century. They have been present at the pivotal moments of this country's history, including the Battle of Trafalgar, the Western Front in the Great War, D Day and many military operations to this day.

Their stories are of real people in extraordinary situations. At the Royal Marines Museum you and your students can hear their voices though their photographs, images, letters, diaries and possessions to discover a true picture of conflict painted by the men who experienced some of the most significant days in history.

Contact us to find out more - email or call 02392 727 564.

How it works

Bring your students face to face with the stories of people who have made history.

The Royal Marines Museum's Learning Team offers a programme of tried and tested sessions that cover the major events of the last 200 years.

When you arrive you will be met by a member of the Learning Team who will run the session and take care of all aspects of the learning side of your visit.

To give the group a taste of what military life is like we start with taking students through a simple drill session on the parade square before entering the Museum.

As well as using the Museum's galleries, your students will get access to parts of the collection that aren't on display to the general public. This gives them the chance to actually handle a piece of history and to get up close and personal with artefacts and documents.

We finish with dressing up some of the group in Royal Marines uniform to reinforce the subject of the session. We discuss the practicalities of the uniform and the kit the soldiers lived and operated in. This is a great photo opportunity!

School visits to the Museum are free and include additional tailored sessions for all key stages, the complexity and detail adapted to the ability of the students.

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If you need to cancel your booking please do so 21 working days prior to your visit. Unfortunately you will incur charges if you do not give the required notice. You will be invoiced before your visit with us.

Booking procedure:
Bookings must be made and paid for in full at least 10 working days before the date you wish to visit, the Engagement and Learning team can advise on facilities and availability and help you to plan an itinerary for your day’