Royal Marines Museum

The Royal Marines Museum is located at Eastney Barracks near Portsmouth, England, and is open to the public throughout the year. A registered charity, it is also a designated service museum under the terms of the National Heritage Act 1983 and receives Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Defence (MoD). During 2011 it formally became part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, an executive non-departmental public body of the MoD.History of the MuseumEstablished in October 1958, the Museum represents the history of the Royal Marines from their beginnings in 1664 through to the present day. The Museum is located in the former Eastney Barracks which was originally constructed as the Headquarters of the Royal Marine Artillery in the 1860s.On 28 October 2008 - The Museum's 50th birthday - the Royal Marines Museum won the Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year award from Tourism South East, recognising its excellence, both in terms of exhibitions and the quality of the customer service provided.Museum CollectionsHighlights of the Museum include the Medal Room, with over 8000 medals on show (including all 10 Victoria Crosses awarded to the Corps).

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