Hollywood’s Transformers V: The Last Knight

Hollywood’s Transformers V: The Last Knight

23 June 2017

Cold War submarine HMS Alliance got a dusting of Hollywood magic when it was used as a location for Paramount Picture's Transformers V: The Last Knight. The film is on general release from Friday 23rd June and eagle-eyed fans will see HMS Alliance making an appearance.  


The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Gosport-based submarine welcomed A-list stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Mark Wahlberg to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum last year to film director Michael Bay’s popular sequel of the highly successful film franchise.

Supercars Bumblebee and Hotrod , “Autobots” which transform into earth-saving robots, made a special appearance as they sped up to the submarine in a race against time. Further scenes were filmed on board the boat over three days. 

The filming caused quite a stir in the town as fans congregated at the gate to catch glimpses of the stars and cars.  As many as 300 fans were at the gate when news got out that filming was taking place. 

Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum commented: “Staff and volunteers were incredibly excited to be part of the filming but were sworn to secrecy.

“Film tourism is a brilliant way to broaden our appeal to the family market. The film crew have been incredibly creative and respectful in their treatment of Alliance. Whilst we can’t promise that our visitors will see any famous faces, we can promise they will have a great day out!”

For details on how to visit the Royal Navy Submarine Museum as part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard all attraction ticket which includes HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, please visit


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