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National Museum of the Royal Navy Our ambition is simple: to be the world's most respected Naval museum, underpinned by a spirit of en

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, ai

rcraft 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

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📣 Calling all Ultimate Explorer ticket holders!Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Did ...
07/01/2023

📣 Calling all Ultimate Explorer ticket holders!

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Did you know that an exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour is one of the many benefits of your Ultimate Explorer ticket? 🔎

Join our Curators for an incredible chance to see some of the collections not currently on display and find out how the museum cares for the thousands of items in its collection.

Interested? Click the link for dates, times and all the details 👉 http://bit.ly/3GRl3Rf

Please note that spaces are limited to 10 per tour and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the tour.

Don't let train issues derail your visit this January!Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is easily accessible by bus, taxi, an...
03/01/2023

Don't let train issues derail your visit this January!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is easily accessible by bus, taxi, and park and ride, all of which are five minutes or less away from our main entrance.

Don't forget; your Ultimate Explorer ticket also includes the use of the Waterbus! Why not take advantage of the free parking available at our Gosport sites and take a quick trip on the Waterbus* over to our Portsmouth locations.

*Please be aware the waterbus only runs at weekends and school holidays during winter and is subject to weather conditions.

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02/01/2023
2.1.2023 We**am Monday

It’s your last We**am from HMS Warrior until Easter so we’ve brought it to you earlier and made it an extra special one.

Enjoy these incredible views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

Don’t forget to tell us one last time where you are watching from!

Keep your eye on our social channels for some special Wednesday updates until we can bring your regular view back to you.

Last call for HMS Warrior!Be sure to come aboard HMS Warrior before 3rd January 2023, as she will soon be closing to the...
28/12/2022

Last call for HMS Warrior!

Be sure to come aboard HMS Warrior before 3rd January 2023, as she will soon be closing to the public for an electrical refit. This includes updating 150 replica historical lamps!

It also means that We**am Wednesdays will take a short break while the team completes the work.

As one of the most innovative warships that ever served, Warrior was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship of her day. Now she welcomes thousands of visitors annually, and it’s vitally important that we undertake regular maintenance and conservation activities to keep her looking and performing at her best.

In the meantime, she looks forward to welcoming you back in Easter 2023, shipshape and ready to go!

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Wishing all of our followers the merriest of Christmases, the brightest of new year's and fair winds and following seas ...
25/12/2022

Wishing all of our followers the merriest of Christmases, the brightest of new year's and fair winds and following seas for 2023 🌊

For details on opening times for our incredible attractions and how you can view collections online, please click here👉 https://bit.ly/3WAJ6JD

It's the season when we think of our loved ones, both those with us and those we're apart from. Life in the Royal Navy c...
19/12/2022

It's the season when we think of our loved ones, both those with us and those we're apart from.

Life in the Royal Navy can mean long separation from family and friends. This is as true now as it ever was, with the heartfelt longing and pain clearly seen in some of the letters Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson sent to Emma Hamiliton as he was preparing to set sail:

“I came on board but no Emma, ho ho my heart will break I am in silent distraction”

This letter is one of many Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson sent to Emma Hamilton and many other important people throughout his life. 'Nelson in his own Words' is a limited-time display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, where you can see them for yourself. Alternatively, you can visit our specially created website to see the transcriptions of these letters, some of which have never been seen before.

https://nelsoninhisownwords.nmrn.org.uk/

Now on sale for all our Portsmouth attractions!
06/12/2022

Now on sale for all our Portsmouth attractions!

The PERFECT gift is now available to buy online!

Treat a loved one or the whole family to an Ultimate Explorer season ticket with our new gift cards. They’ll enjoy unlimited free entry to all attractions here at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a whole year. Prices start at just £39!

historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets

We've got some planned work to carry out on our website tonight, so tickets can't be purchased after 8pm. You'll still b...
24/11/2022

We've got some planned work to carry out on our website tonight, so tickets can't be purchased after 8pm. You'll still be able to buy onsite as usual tomorrow.

24/11/2022

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Operation Frankton, popularised in the 1955 film The Cockleshell Heroes.

As a part of this commemoration, we've teamed up with No.6 Cinema and Portsmouth City Council for some exciting events happening at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

nmrn.org.uk/events/operation-frankton-behind-scenes-tour

13/11/2022
Remembrance Day Service

The National Museum of the Royal Navy joins the commemoration of Remembrance today, honouring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Remembrance touches every part of the history of the Royal Navy

Did you know His Majesty King Charles III is a qualified Fleet Air Arm pilot?Here’s a photo from our collection of His M...
26/10/2022

Did you know His Majesty King Charles III is a qualified Fleet Air Arm pilot?

Here’s a photo from our collection of His Majesty King Charles III, then The Prince of Wales, in the pilot seat of a Royal Navy Westland Wessex. He was trained by Red Dragon Flight, a unit formed for this sole purpose.

This October half term come learn more about the incredible restoration work taking place on HMS Victory in our fun and ...
24/10/2022

This October half term come learn more about the incredible restoration work taking place on HMS Victory in our fun and informative series of talks!

⚓ Meet the experts leading this unique restoration in a series of talks taking place from 24 – 28 October ⚓

Learn about cutting-edge technology, traditional shipwrighting techniques, and the microscopic terrors our team of conservationists is working against to restore HMS Victory for future generations!
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Free with a valid ticket, book yours online at www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers 🎫

14/10/2022

On Sunday we're welcoming Great South Run back to the Dockyard as part of the route through Portsmouth. We're open at 10am as usual, but these areas will open at 12pm:

🕛 Action Stations
🕛 Boathouse 7
🕛 Nauticalia

Good luck to all the runners heading through!

Lost to The Solent more than a quarter of a millennium ago – everything recovered from the sunken HMS Invincible has now...
05/10/2022

Lost to The Solent more than a quarter of a millennium ago – everything recovered from the sunken HMS Invincible has now been gifted to us.

nmrn.org.uk/news/artefacts-wreck-fills-missing-link-naval-history-gifted-national-museum

Working with The Royal Mint Museum, we helped to create themed reminiscence boxes around the 2012 Diamond Jubilee for He...
04/10/2022

Working with The Royal Mint Museum, we helped to create themed reminiscence boxes around the 2012 Diamond Jubilee for Her Majesty.

These boxes help patients in care homes suffering from memory-related illnesses to relive their past experiences. HMS Diamond was the obvious choice to focus on, the ship that started the celebrations. The boxes contain a link to our Warrior we**am (allowing recipients to watch Portsmouth Harbour at work daily), an interview with one of our volunteers who participated in the Thames pageant, and more!

Timeline photos
30/09/2022

Timeline photos

Our exhibition, Her Majesty’s Service, still on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard serves as a solemn reminder and celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s service. Born into a family steeped in service with the Royal Navy, she remains the granddaughter, daughter, wife and mother of those who served.

When you visit you can find photographs on display recording these decades of service from Her Majesty, below is a photo from the launching of HMS Eagle in 1946.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our telephone lines and online ticketing platform. We are working ha...
27/09/2022

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our telephone lines and online ticketing platform. We are working hard behind the scenes to restore them but please email [email protected] with any urgent queries.

HMS Victory has hosted many important guests, but none more so than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, who visited in 2005 fo...
23/09/2022

HMS Victory has hosted many important guests, but none more so than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, who visited in 2005 for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. As a part of the commemorations Her Majesty also held her final fleet review, traditionally held at Spithead. She was joined by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and this visit was immortalised in our visitor’s book.

We will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect and to observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. If yo...
13/09/2022

We will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect and to observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

If you have tickets booked please contact [email protected]

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On 28th June 1911, The Dockyard Museum opened in Portsmouth, growing and evolving into the Royal Naval Museum, which then became a part of the newly formed National Museum of the Royal Navy in September 2009.

Since that day, The National Museum has expanded to encompass The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, HMS Caroline in Belfast, and HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has a simple vision; to be the world’s most respected naval museum, underpinned by a spirit of enthusiasm and adventure. Experience all of the museums and ships in our family with one unique annual pass. Whether you are looking to explore solo, with a partner, or with your family, members will enjoy 12 months access to all of our attractions across the UK. We currently have HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, HMS M.33 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. Plus receive discounts in our shops and cafes, exclusive invitations to tours and previews and access to our exclusive online members area.

If you would like to come onboard and join as member of the National Museum of the Royal Navy family, please go to https://www.nmrn.org.uk/membership


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MGB81 at the British Classic Regatta in Cowes. Come and see her yourself in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard over the weekend of 23/24 July. With an Historic Quarter Pass, entry to the dockyard site is free, entry to National Museum of the Royal Navy and The Mary Rose will need a ticket but the rest of the dockyard site and entry to Boathouse 4 and the pontoons to see the boats up close won’t cost a penny.
Have plans for a new Royal Marines museum been dropped?
***Sneak Peek Gallery***

It was a privilege to be able to capture Mr & Mrs Read's wedding this weekend in the glorious sunshine at National Museum of the Royal Navy Explosion in Gosport.

Please enjoy a few of their images, and keep an eye open for their extended gallery in a few weeks.

Vikki Read
These are the before and after pictures of the grave of Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee RN, following restoration work carried out by the Churchyard Administrator at St Peter’s Church, Parish of Frimley The wooden Cross in the headstone is constructed from timber from HMS Victory.

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l received this postcar in the early 1960's from a chum of mine that bought it for 3d. Can Admin suggest a date for the image which looks to me like a training session? Also why there appears to be two different colours for the uniform?
News | National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool spearheads town’s regeneration, with the museum’s three-acre expansion plans welcomed by Hartlepool Borough Council

Read: http://ow.ly/FJgo50JJEJY
🤩Multi-million-pound expansion for region’s museum🤩

⚓Hartlepool’s National Museum of the Royal Navy set for new galleries, workshops and reception⚓
👏Follows £3.4m purchase of adjacent retail units👏
🚢Boost will allow more treasures to be displayed and a home for a WWII boat🚢
🌊Project is part of the town’s £20m Waterfront Development 🌊

Find out more here 👇
With a new transformer movie due to hit the big screen in 2023, transformer fans can visit Gosport's Cold War submarine HMS Alliance National Museum of the Royal Navy which was used as a key location in Transformers V: The Last Knight (2017).

Discover a fascinating world of history, heritage and great film location
https://www.discovergosport.co.uk/newsitem/239-transformers-5-filmed-in-gosport

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Thanks to the excellent packaging skills of Louise, our Collections Officer, we are bidding farewell to our Bugle. Originally presented to HMS Worcester by the 1st Batallion Worcestershire Regiment in December 1903, the Bugle has been in our care for some time but is now heading home to the National Museum of the Royal Navy on a bed of tissue puffs. Safe travels!🎺⛵️
Left. Right. Left. Right. Left.

Get your marching boots and get ready to move with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum and Commonwealth War Graves Commission for this year's Footsteps of our Forces Challenge which starts today 20 June.

Choose your distance – 10km, 25km or 50km - and join hundreds of others across the country running, walking, cycling or even swimming their way to our virtual finish line by Sunday 3 July. As this is a virtual challenge you can participate and complete it from anywhere in the world at a pace suitable to yourself.

Every person who enters will be sent a one-of-a-kind medal to commemorate their achievement. This will be posted out to you after the event has ended. Standard entry is £20.00 per person including booking fee.

A discounted entry of £15.00 is available for our Armed Forces Family - including Veterans, cadets, serving personnel and their families.

The money from your entry will go towards the three museums and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which are all registered charities.

All four charities preserve the history of the Armed Forces and inspire our visitors with stories of sacrifice and courage. Your support will help us continue to tell the stories of those who served and are still serving in the Armed Forces.

Can you help us by signing up today?

To do so, please visit our website at: https://bit.ly/3HzV67r
🎈 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen 🎈

Find out about history and role with the Royal Navy in new exhibition, Her Majesty's Service at National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Deserted at the age of seven, Edward Campbell, entered the Poor House. Edward had bigger plans than staying in his native town. At the age of 15 he left Belfast for Cork and joined the Royal Navy!

Edward travelled the world over the next two years from Canada to the Caribbean and finally the Mediterranean. Sadly, at the age of 17 Edward passed away at the Royal Navy Hospital in Malta. One of the many victims of a cholera outbreak.

Although the final resting place of this young man is unknown, he is commemorated in Msida Bastion Garden of Rest.

Read Edward's full story on here:
tinyurl.com/EdwardCampbellPH

Want to know more about life in the Poor House? Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 11am for our In Life & Death Tours and also get the opportunity to visit the historic Clifton Street Cemetery.

Don't forget our buy one get one free promotion running in June! For more info and to book visit: cliftonbelfast.com/whats-on/tours/

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Breaking News!

We are breaking ground for the National Military Working Dogs Memorial at our site in North Wales!

Stage 1 is to create a route in and a car parking area that we can use to help use as a base for Stage 2.

Work will also be done to put other services in the site where the main memorial and flagpoles will stand.

We are over half way to the target of £150,000 to make the United Kingdoms first memorial to the nations Military Working Dogs of the Her Majesties Armed Services.

If you would like to donate and push us over the finish line, please use the link below.
https://nmwdm.org.uk/donate/

There will be four dogs represented on the memorial;

1. Judy of Sussex (WW2) will represent the Royal Navy

2. MWD Theo (Afghanistan) was the dog chosen to represent the British Army - Royal Army Veterinary Corps - 1st Military Working Dog Regiment

3. Air Dog Lucky (Malaya Emergency / Cold War) will represent the Royal Air Force

4. The Mascots (both official and unofficial) will be represented by MWD Buster of the Royal Air Force Police.

Finally;

Listen out for one of our Trustees talking to BFBS Aldershot about the Parachuting Dogs of D-Day coming up soon.

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Are you up for a challenge? 🏃🏽‍♂️

It’s Armed Forces Day soon, a chance to show your support and raise money by getting your boots on and walk (or cycle or run!) In The Footsteps Of Our Forces!

The Royal Air Force Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy National Army Museum together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission would like you to take part and support our armed forces.

Learn more and sign up for the challenge today: http://ow.ly/ILAb50JrrK7

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🌟 Announcement 🌟

HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship and one of the main attractions at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will be featured as part of the upcoming Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference. Hosted at the National Museum of the Royal Navy between 9th – 11th June, this 3-day hybrid international conference promises to be an outstanding event. 🛳️

Keynote speeches will include Dr Antony Firth’s ‘Placing Warships: Reconnecting vessels and dockyards’ and Clare Hunt’s presentation, ‘HMS Trincomalee: Design, Construction and Modification, 1812 – 1900’. We’re looking forward to seeing how studies of historic warships are contributing to new international perspectives on dockyards as global hubs and regional centres of maritime culture. ⚓

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has the UK’s largest collection of naval vessels and artefacts, including internationally famous ships such as HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and HMS Caroline. Wessex Archaeology has worked closely in providing Conservation Management plans for vessels at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Dockyard for nearly a decade. 📝

Following our 2014 project, putting together a Conservation Management Plan for Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, we’ve also completed Conservation Management Plans and recording work for the WW1 cruiser HMS Caroline, last survivor of the Battle of Jutland and the submarine HMS Alliance.

The HMS Victory still serves as a commissioned vessel and, as flagship of the First Sea Lord, is visited by more than 350,000 people annually.

🔗Check out the link below to read the full story of our work at the National Museum of the Royal Navy -
http://ow.ly/OgAI50JqCvL

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