Guided Tours

With an intriguing heritage spanning over 150 years, Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth is an essential place to visit for any Devon visitor with an interest in British history.

Join our expert resident tour guides on a revealing voyage from past glories to the present day. During the tour we will take you into the heart of the College, from the elegant Chapel, through to areas including the Quarterdeck, Parade Ground, Senior Gun Room and Britannia Heritage Museum. 

Since 1863, Dartmouth and the River Dart have been the home of initial Naval Officer training in the UK. Today, it is the only remaining Naval College in the country, fulfilling a vital role in training Naval cadets not only from Britain but those from the Commonwealth and all over the world.

The iconic architecture is a spectacle in itself. Designed by Sir Aston Webb, it was completed in 1905. On the tour you will discover many features and facets of life at the College, from the earliest days through the Second World War, right up to the world class training the College delivers today.

BRNC should be a key ingredient to any visit to the West Country. Tours of this iconic building will offer an informative narrative allowing you to appreciate the rich history, role and relevance of this building and the naval training conducted here today, providing you with a quality, value for money, informative visit.

Public Tours start from a convenient pick-up point in Dartmouth town. In a manageable group size, you will be taken to the College by coach for a walking tour, which lasts approximately 2 ¼ hours.

Britannia Royal Naval College Opens for Public Tours

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adult: £13.00
  • Senior citizen/student concession: £11.25
  • Children (age 4-11 yrs): £6.00
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children): £35

Places can be reserved online www.britanniaassociation.org.uk/tours or by contacting the Britannia Association Office (01803 677565). To avoid disappointment advance booking is recommended.

Britannia Royal Naval College is a working military establishment and photographic identification (photocopies not permitted) is required for access.

Private Tours are of a more bespoke nature. Preferential rates are awarded to veteran groups, educational establishments and youth groups. Speak direct with the Britannia Association Office (01803 677565) to discuss your groups' requirements and appropriate tariff.

Dates for 2017:

  • July: 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
  • August: 2nd, 7th, 14th, 16th, 21nd, 23rd, 28th, 30th
  • September: 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
  • October: 2nd, 4th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th
  • November: 1st, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

In the event that a tour has been cancelled full refunds will be made.

If you have any questions or require further information then please do not hesitate to contact the Britannia Association Office (01803 677565) or email: tours@britanniaassociation.org.uk