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Last updated: 26 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Lucy Gillmore

One of the most famous ships in the world, this luxury yacht served the British Monarchy for over 44 years in multiple capacities, from official state visits to family holidays, travelling over a million nautical miles.

Now an immaculately-kept museum, you can tour five different decks, including the Bridge, the State Apartments and the crew’s quarters.

You can stop for an afternoon cream tea where the Queen herself would have sat in the Royal Gallery.


Price from: £18
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

When to do it

The yacht museum is open all year round, seven days a week. Opening and closing times vary by season.

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