National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy Our ambition is simple: to be the world's most respected Naval museum, underpinned by a spirit of enterprise and adventure. Notice and take down policy: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/1968

The National Museum of the Royal Navy was created in early 2009 to act as a single non-departmental public body for the museums of the Royal Navy. With venues across the United Kingdom, the museums detail the history of the Royal Navy operating on and under the sea, on land and in the air. We currently have HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, HMS M33 and other attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, HMS Caroline in Belfast and HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool. If you would like to become a member of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and start you maritime adventure please go to https://www.nmrn.org.uk/membership

๐Ÿ“ฃWe're looking for volunteers for Steam Pinnace!๐Ÿ“ฃCatch Martin Marks interview with Alun and Lou on  BBC Radio Sole...
10/07/2019
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

๐Ÿ“ฃWe're looking for volunteers for Steam Pinnace!๐Ÿ“ฃ

Catch Martin Marks interview with Alun and Lou on BBC Radio Solent to find out more!

If you're living in or around Portsmouth and are looking for an exciting project to help with, you might want to head to the recruitment day at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Saturday!

Fast forward to 1 hour 35 mins and 15 seconds to listen...

Did you hear the call for volunteers for Steam Pinnace on BBC Radio Solent yesterday morning?

If you're interested in volunteering there's a drop-in session this Saturday from 10am here at the Historic Dockyard.

๐Ÿ‘‚Listen from from 1 hour 35mins 15secs

Find out more at http://tiny.cc/ob8h9y

09/07/2019
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A big thank you to Hampshire Cricket for visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the T20 Roadshow!

Take a look at the 'Man vs Marine' video below!

We've had some visitors from the T20 Roadshow stop by!๐Ÿ

We pitted 'Man vs Marine' and put Hampshire Cricket players James Fuller and Joe Weatherley up against a Royal Marines Commando for three fun challenges! ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watch below...

Did you watch Gentleman Jack last night?Did you spot HMS Trincomalee? Fancy walking in the steps of Suranne Jones?Well t...
08/07/2019

Did you watch Gentleman Jack last night?

Did you spot HMS Trincomalee?

Fancy walking in the steps of Suranne Jones?

Well then you need to visit HMS Trincomalee, which was used for filming, to experience a touch of TV magic!

Book online, in advance to save 20%...
๐ŸŽŸ nmrn.org.uk/Hartlepool

Were you watching Gentleman Jack tonight and spot something familiar? HMS Trincomalee and the historic quayside were transformed while filming took place over a number of days. ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐ŸŽž

We are proud to welcome such big names in TV to not just the museum but to Hartlepool.

If you would like to walk in the footsteps of Suranne Jones book your tickets online to save 20%
www.nmrn.org.uk/Hartlepool

The Royal Navy International Air Day takes place on Saturday 13 July at RNAS Yeovilton!It's one of the largest airshows ...
08/07/2019

The Royal Navy International Air Day takes place on Saturday 13 July at RNAS Yeovilton!

It's one of the largest airshows in the country with spectacular flying displays featuring fast jets, historic warbirds, classic jets, helicopters, formation flying teams and aerobatics.

Join the Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton for an action packed day!

Tickets for Yeovilton Air Day are available directly from the Ticket Box at the Museum.

For more information please contact the ticket box on 01935 842600.

Please Note: Air Day ticket holders will receive a 50% discount off individual tickets to the Museum upon production of their Air Day ticket.

Our museums stretch far and wide and HMS Caroline is situated at Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast!If you...
07/07/2019
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Our museums stretch far and wide and HMS Caroline is situated at Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast!

If you're planning your travels, we recommend a visit to this beautiful city to see her, and do all the things the Titanic Quarter has to offer!

Book online now to save 20% on all tickets!
http://bit.ly/HMSCTicket

๐Ÿ“ธ - Titanic Foundation

06/07/2019
Landing Craft Tank Timelapse

We do get some very exciting projects happening under the umbrella of our museums!

Our latest project LCT 7074 is currently undergoing water blasting treatment as you may have seen in our recent posts.

If you'd like to find out more about the project read the story behind her journey at nmrn.org.uk/our-museums/lct-7074

We also recommend watching this time lapse video documenting her journey so far...

๐Ÿ‘‡https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJa6oPgCaH8

LCT 7074 to be focal point of The National Museum of the Royal Navyโ€™s affiliate Portsmouthโ€™s D-Day Museum thanks to ยฃ4.7m from The National Lottery For the f...

Are you an NMRN Member? Do you live near Portsmouth?If so, you might like the look of this Membership Book Talk that's o...
05/07/2019

Are you an NMRN Member? Do you live near Portsmouth?

If so, you might like the look of this Membership Book Talk that's on at 10.30am, Thursday 11 July at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard...


โ€˜Vanguard : The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Dayโ€™.

Military historian and former Royal Marine Commando David Abrutat joins us for a talk on his newly published book.

Operation Overlord, the opening up of an Allied second front by the invasion of the Normandy beaches in June 1944 was the largest military invasion of all time, but it was preceded by years of industrial scale intelligence collection and dangerous clandestine reconnaissance missions off the French coast.

The stories of the intelligence and reconnaissance missions behind D-Day go back to 1940, and are told for the first time in Davidโ€™s newly published book โ€˜Vanguardโ€™.

All welcome, FREE to members/ticket holders.
Please RSVP to [email protected].

03/07/2019
Good luck HMS Caroline!

As you all know, today is the exciting announcement of Art Fund's Museum of the Year winner! ๐Ÿค—

Our friend's at BAE Systems wanted to give a final good luck to HMS Caroline from their team and James Davis, Strategic Development Director for BAE Systems Maritime Services. ๐Ÿคž #MuseumoftheYear #MOTY

03/07/2019
HMS Caroline

๐ŸŽ‰ We can't believe how quick #MuseumOfTheYear 2019 has come around. Tonight, we'll be finding out which museum is the winner of the prize in Art Funds competition. We're keeping our fingers crossed for HMS Caroline.

Good luck to our fellow nominees Nottingham Contemporary, Pitt Rivers Museum and Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru - St Fagans National Museum of History.

Let's get the bubbly ready for whoever wins this fabulous honour. Good luck everyone๐ŸŽ‰

The Art Fund #museumoftheyear 2019 journey is coming to an end tomorrow!

We have picked out some of our favourite moments from the last few months! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Have a watch at the video below! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ

Just one more sleep until we find out who is #MuseumoftheYear 2019! Our ship and museum HMS Caroline is a finalist and w...
02/07/2019
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Just one more sleep until we find out who is #MuseumoftheYear 2019!

Our ship and museum HMS Caroline is a finalist and we wish her the best of luck tomorrow! We are really excited to find out the winner tomorrow!

We'd love you to share any good luck messages in the comments section below!

30/06/2019
Exp Museum MOTY Support

#3daystogo Good Luck HMS Caroline!

The team Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower hope that thNational Museum of the Royal Navy family can bring home the Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019 title! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

29/06/2019
Stephen Bailey MOTY Support

We are so lucky to have such an amazing list of supporters who are wishing HMS Caroline all the best as she's a finalist for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019.

Today, Director of Culture at Portsmouth City Council, Stephen Bailey says "Good Luck!" ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

28/06/2019
MOTY Gunwharf Quays

#5daystogo until we find out who wins Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019!

Today Yvonne Clay and the team at Gunwharf Quays wish good luck to HMS Caroline as she's a finalist for the title!

Todayโ€™s challenge. What connects D-Day veteran LCT 7074 and Blackpool Tower...?...You can see this writing on the stee...
28/06/2019

Todayโ€™s challenge. What connects D-Day veteran LCT 7074 and Blackpool Tower...?

...You can see this writing on the steel in LCT 7074's mess deck. This is pretty conclusive evidence that some (perhaps all?) of the ship's metal came from the Consett Iron Works on the Tyne (they also made steel). It's the same company that also supplied the metal for Blackpool Tower! โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—ผ

A big thank you to Maritime Researcher Stephen Fisher for this fascinating insight into our current restoration project.

Don't forget, you can play a big part in her restoration by donating to keep the work going at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/saveLCT7074

It was a privilege to welcome Mark Ormrod to the National Museum of the Royal Navy today to talk about his experiences a...
27/06/2019

It was a privilege to welcome Mark Ormrod to the National Museum of the Royal Navy today to talk about his experiences as a Royal Marine and lend his support to our #5MillionMission.

His story is emblematic of what makes the Royal Marines and its ethos unique. Their history is one of daring, duty and sacrifice and deserves to be told.

Please support us and donate >
www.bit.ly/5MillionMission ๐Ÿ”—

#ThrowbackThursday to this wonderful piece in the Belfast Telegraph about why National Museum of the Royal Navy's HMS Ca...
27/06/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to this wonderful piece in the Belfast Telegraph about why National Museum of the Royal Navy's HMS Caroline should win #MuseumoftheYear!

There's only six days now until we find out who has won the prestigious Art Fund title for 2019!

Water blasting has started on LCT 7074 and here are some pictures from behind-the-scenes! Donate to the project ๐Ÿ‘‰www....
26/06/2019

Water blasting has started on LCT 7074 and here are some pictures from behind-the-scenes!

Donate to the project ๐Ÿ‘‰www.justgiving.com/campaign/saveLCT7074

Thank you to Maritime Researcher Stephen Fisher and Head of Exhibitions and Collections Nick Hewitt for these images.

26/06/2019
Molly GM at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Supports HMS Caroline

๐ŸŽ‰ 1๏ธ WEEK TO GO! ๐ŸŽ‰

Molly, General Manager of the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is being very creative with her support for HMS Caroline which has been shortlisted for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019 - it's only a week now until we find out the winner! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

25/06/2019
www.artfund.org

We hold regular Lunch and Learn sessions as part of improving how we operate as an organisation and to stay connected with our teams.

Today's session is focusing on depression. Itโ€™s a big subject that has so many dimensions and layers, affecting people in very different ways.

Weโ€™ll be taking a look at the recent report about museums and galleries being an untapped wellbeing resource that has been published by the Art Fund

The report is now online and you can read it at www.artfund.org/assets/national-art-pass/artfund_calm-and-collected-wellbeing-report.pdf

One of our family has been blessed by the TripAdvisor 'Gods' today! Congratulations to Explosion Museum of Naval Firepow...
25/06/2019

One of our family has been blessed by the TripAdvisor 'Gods' today!

Congratulations to Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower on receiving the 2019 Certificate of Excellence! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

Look what arrived in the post today...

๐Ÿ’ŒThis morning we received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and this is the 5th year running Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower has been given consistently excellent reviews by you, our wonderful visitors!

๐Ÿฅณ A big congratulations to the entire Gosport team for working so hard to achieve this! ๐Ÿ’ช

25/06/2019
MOTY FOH VC Support

Well wishes for HMS Caroline are coming in thick and fast.

The whole team, across all of our museums, is so proud of her.

This video hit our inbox this morning from the Front of House Staff in the Visitor Centre at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard wishing her good luck for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

Find out more about the prestigious award at artfund.org/museum-of-the-year

25/06/2019
Seafarers UK

Today it's National Seafarers UK Day!

Find out how you can help seafarers from the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, who often endure a very demanding working environment. All play a vital role in our everyday lives, whether it's transporting 95% of all UK imports, catching fish for our plates, or defending our shores.

https://www.seafarers.uk/event/supporting-seafarers-day/

Helping Seafarers and their families across the maritime community

24/06/2019

The Dockyard Alive actors at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are really getting in the spirit of Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear producing this very special message to support all of our friends at HMS Caroline...

๐Ÿ’ชYou can do it!๐Ÿ’ช

Find out more at artfund.org/museum-of-the-year

This morning the official flag for Armed Forces Day was raised, just a short stroll from the museums and attractions at ...
24/06/2019

This morning the official flag for Armed Forces Day was raised, just a short stroll from the museums and attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and in central Portsmouth at Guildhall Square.

The flag is raised on buildings and landmarks around the country on Monday 24 June to mark the start of the celebrations.

Today is the 15th anniversary of Captain Carolyn Stait becoming the first woman to be promoted as a substantive Commodor...
22/06/2019

Today is the 15th anniversary of Captain Carolyn Stait becoming the first woman to be promoted as a substantive Commodore in the Royal Navy, and on this day she was also appointed as Naval Base Commander of HM Naval Base Clyde.

The Great Scuttle was the final triumph of Allied seapower. The Kaiserโ€™s High Seas Fleet had proved too small to chall...
21/06/2019
The day the German navy sank its own ships

The Great Scuttle was the final triumph of Allied seapower. The Kaiserโ€™s High Seas Fleet had proved too small to challenge the Royal Navyโ€™s Grand Fleet, which after Jutland in 1916 spent most of its time, to quote Admiral Beatty, in โ€˜weary waitingโ€™ - a frustrating experience for a service steeped in the story of Trafalgar, even if it did eventually result in victory.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48599958

More than 50 vessels were deliberately scuttled to stop the ships becoming the spoils of war.

Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge! ๐ŸŽˆ Prince William, who is Commodore-in-Chief for Submarines, visited HMS Alli...
21/06/2019

Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge! ๐ŸŽˆ

Prince William, who is Commodore-in-Chief for Submarines, visited HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport in 2014, to rededicate the ship after its restoration.

21/06/2019

Like us, Naval Historian Kate Jamieson is hoping HMS Caroline will bring home the Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019 title on 3 July!

Kate's love for history started from a trip to HMS Victory when she was eight years old, it has sparked a life long passion for history and adventure.

She's a supporter of all the museums within the National Museum of the Royal Navy and is keen on preserving our rich naval heritage for future generations to enjoy!

๐Ÿ™Thank you for showing your support Kate!๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ‘‰Find out more about the Art Fund Museum of the Year award at artfund.org/museum-of-the-year

๐Ÿ‘‰Read more about Kate in her fantastic blog 'Adventures of Kate' at adventuresofkate.co.uk

20/06/2019

We're delighted Professor Graham Galbraith, from University of Portsmouth, is wishing our sister museum HMS Caroline all the best as she's been shortlisted for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019.

Working closely with local communities and universities in our museum's cities is very important to us. We really appreciate the support they give to National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Caroline.

Take a look at the video...

19/06/2019

This Caroline is for Caroline!

Caroline McDonald, manager of Great North Museum @GNM_Hancock and trustee of the National Museum Hartlepool @HpoolQuay highlights the important impact of our work on local economies

๐Ÿ€Good luck HMS Caroline - she's been shortlisted for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear #2019 ๐Ÿ€

18/06/2019
HMS Caroline

We hope the #StudentArtPass ambassadors had a wonderful time on their Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear #2019 student road trip.

Looks like a jam-packed day spent with HMS Caroline in Belfast ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Last week we were delighted to welcome #StudentArtPass ambassadors on board HMS Caroline as part of the Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019 student road trip. ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿš—

During their visit the students were able get hands on with a variety of activities including green screen photography, learning about naval tattoos and exploring dazzle camouflage through street art! โš“๏ธโš“๏ธ

Check out the video below to find out more about their visit! ๐ŸŽฅ

#studentroadtrip #MOTY #MOTY2019

18/06/2019

We are so lucky to have such wonderful support for The National Museum of the Royal Navy's family of ships.

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Portsmouthโ€™s Aspex Gallery champions emerging artists and itโ€™s great that Director Jo Bushnell is championing HMS Caroline which has been shortlisted for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019

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"When a Royal Navy carpenter based at the dockyard in Portsmouth was summoned to Southwick House to put a wooden map on ...
18/06/2019

"When a Royal Navy carpenter based at the dockyard in Portsmouth was summoned to Southwick House to put a wooden map on a wall in April 1944, little did he know he wouldn't be returning to his quarters for another six months. Was he aware, as he journeyed to the village of Southwick, five miles north of the port, that the map in question illustrated the plan for the D-Day landings?"

Kate Simon recently wrote an excellent article about the mission control for D-Day called โ€˜War secret thatโ€™s open to visitorsโ€™ for The i Paper โ€“ did you read it?

17/06/2019

Councillor Steve Pitt, deputy leader of Portsmouth City Council, looks after culture and development in Portsmouth.

He is wishing HMS Caroline, part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy family, all the best for Art Fund #MuseumoftheYear 2019

โ€œLetโ€™s hope they bring the prize home!โ€

Congratulations to Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower for making Country Life's 'Round the United Kingdom in 50 landmar...
17/06/2019

Congratulations to Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower for making Country Life's 'Round the United Kingdom in 50 landmarks' ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ’ฅ We've been mentioned in Country Life Magazine's 'Round the United Kingdom in 50 landmarks' ๐Ÿ’ฅ

The magazine does a grand tour of the British Isles featuring 50 unmissable sights and we're one of them!

๐Ÿ’กOne for the bucket list we think!๐Ÿ’ก

We are lucky to have some incredible ships in the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.Today we celebrate the arriva...
16/06/2019

We are lucky to have some incredible ships in the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.

Today we celebrate the arrival of HMS Warrior, Britain's first Ironclad, which moored on The Hard Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on this day in 1987.

She travelled all the way from Hartlepool 84 years after her Royal Naval service ended.

She's proudly sat afloat welcoming visitors ever since!

We are lucky to have some incredible ships in the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.Today we celebrate the arriva...
16/06/2019

We are lucky to have some incredible ships in the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.

Today we celebrate the arrival of HMS Warrior, Britain's first Ironclad, which moored on The Hard Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on this day in 1987.

She travelled all the way from Hartlepool 84 years after her Royal Naval service ended.

She's proudly sat afloat welcoming visitors ever since!

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HM Naval Base (PP66)
Portsmouth
PO1 3NH

short walk from Portsmouth Harbour train station, bus station and the Gosport Ferry.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

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