Guided Tours

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 Officer College in the country, fulfilling a vital role in training Naval Officer 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 are generally available on most Mondays and Wednesdays from February through to November, starting 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

Dates and tickets prices are available on the website,, or through the Britannia Association Office (01803 677565).  There are concessions for senior citizens, students and children.

Places can be reserved online or by contacting the Britannia Association Office, details as above. 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 group’s requirements and appropriate tariff.

In the event that a tour has to be cancelled by BRNC, 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: [email protected]