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HMS Warrior 1860

HMS Warrior 1860 The ideal venue for your wedding ceremony, reception, party or other event.

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09/09/2022

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09/09/2022

As a mark of respect, all our sites will be closed to visitors tomorrow as we join the rest of the country and the world in reflecting on Her Majesty The Queen's incredible contribution and enduring legacy.

A message from our Chairman and Director General:

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15/08/2022

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🎂 Happy Birthday Princess Royal 🎂

Here Princess Anne is pictured meeting naval personnel on a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2017.

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01/08/2022

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1861 HMS Warrior was commissioned - 161 years ago. She was one of the world’s most heavily armoured and largest warships ever constructed. Her innovative design sparked a naval arms race which soon saw her become outdated and decommissioned in 1883.

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07/07/2022

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Chocolate has been the saviour of many of us over the years and, it would seem, none more so than the crews of the Coastal Forces boats of World War Two.

Les Parkinson, the Motor Mechanic of Rescue Motor Launch 497, was based at Felixstowe in early 1945 and wrote in his memoir:

'The worst thing was that when the weather was bad we couldn't cook our meals, so we had to live on sandwiches of toast, ham, spam or corned beef. The cook did his best, but at times the odds were against him to provide hot meals, so we had to make do. For warmth we drank a lot of cocoa, made from slabs of cocoa chocolate, Carnation evaporated milk, and brown sugar. At least it was sweet and hot.'

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04/07/2022

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🎈Happy 80th Birthday Rescue Motor Launch, RML 497 🎈

Built for the Second World War and in service July 1942, this is not the first time her birthday has been celebrated: in his memoir, the boat’s Motor Mechanic recorded that the crew celebrated her 2nd birthday in July with a large cake with Happy Birthday 497 written on it! 🎂

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01/07/2022

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the barrel of an Ordnance BL 15-inch howitzer was elevated by gunners of a Royal Marine Artillery detachment of the Naval Brigade. It is prepared for firing during the Battle of Albert, Somme, Picardy, France, 1 July 1916.

🎂 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen 🎂
11/06/2022

🎂 Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen 🎂

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09/06/2022

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We're sharing big news on day... the National Museum of the Royal Navy is opening the new Collections Access Service at its museums in Portsmouth and Yeovilton!

Find out more and book an appointment: www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2747

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02/06/2022

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🔥 Didn't get a ticket to a Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting event? 🔥
We've got you! Watch online as we join in the official celebrations from 8-10pm today with a live stream direct from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Full details: https://fb.me/e/2AYy5xrP7

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02/06/2022

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🎉 Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee 🎉

70 years at the heart of the Royal Navy family - granddaughter, daughter, wife & mother of naval officers.

Tonight we join official ceremonies by lighting a beacon at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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19/05/2022

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Join us at 3pm today for the Falklands 40 Museums discussion on National Army Museum's YouTube channel.

👀 Watch online: youtu.be/9HmE-5yvUgA


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🎈Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 96th Birthday today! 🎈
21/04/2022

🎈Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 96th Birthday today! 🎈

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14/04/2022

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🎬 We're excited for the release of Warner Bros. Pictures new film Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfayden and Jason Isaacs tomorrow! 🎬

In today's blog we look at some of the history behind HMS Seraph's operations...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2719

Today marks a year since the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and we commemorate his incredible Royal Navy career, h...
09/04/2022

Today marks a year since the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and we commemorate his incredible Royal Navy career, his armed forces and charity connections, and in particular his generous patronage, support and involvement with the National Museum of the Royal Navy's museums.

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05/04/2022

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Due to the complicated nature and geographical challenges of the Falklands conflict, both sides utilised their equivalent navy, army, air force, marines and special forces.

In today's blog we take a look at some of the key figures...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2711

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04/04/2022

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For some of us, the Falklands is in living memory, but as with all history there will be people without direct associations.

With this in mind, we’ve taken key moments and related it to wider cultural events in today's blog post...

www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2709

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03/04/2022

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Why did the Falklands conflict happen?

Discover an overview of the history and events that resulted in the 1982 conflict in today's blog...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2708

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03/04/2022

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.
Over the next week we'll be sharing a series of blogs that explain different parts of the history.

The first blog is a general overview outlining what happened...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2707

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03/04/2022

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.
Over the next week we'll be sharing a series of blogs that explain different parts of the history.

The first blog is a general overview outlining what happened...
www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2707

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of Operation Mincemeat🎬Head to the post below to enter.
28/03/2022

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of Operation Mincemeat🎬

Head to the post below to enter.

🎬WIN tickets to the UK premiere of star-studded Operation Mincemeat🎬

Based on Ben Macintyre's best-selling book, the film tells the extraordinary and true story of a mission in the Second World War undertaken to outwit the Germans.

⭐The National Museum of the Royal Navy, that holds some of the real artefacts from the operation, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to offer two tickets to the UK Premiere of Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfayden and Jason Isaacs.⭐

All you have to do for the chance to win is...
Follow us and tag in the comments who your plus one would be.

Over 18 entry only. Closes Midnight 3 April 2022. Travel not included. Must be able to attend event in London on 12 April. T&Cs apply: www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2703

We're joining other government and cultural UK institutions in support of Ukraine and its people. On the 19 March 2022 w...
17/03/2022

We're joining other government and cultural UK institutions in support of Ukraine and its people. On the 19 March 2022 we are undertaking a day of public fundraising across our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Somerset, for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

The people of Ukraine remain in our thoughts as does the crucial role our Royal Naval service personnel play in international defence operations.

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11/03/2022

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- Read about Compass in today's blog. Compass, the Royal Navy’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network, offers a safe space and support to any personnel who may identify as LGBTQ+.

www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2683

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11/03/2022

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- Read about Compass in today's blog. Compass, the Royal Navy’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network, offers a safe space and support to any personnel who may identify as LGBTQ+.

www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2683

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy i...
08/03/2022

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy in our latest blog...

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2677

On International Women's Day we take a look at some of the gaps in history and woman carving the way in the Royal Navy in our latest blog...

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2677

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04/03/2022

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22 years of progress for the Royal Navy LGBTQ+ Community...and counting!

In today's blog we turn to Twitter to take a look at some of the significant steps forward & what it means to members of the navy...
https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/2674

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We are pleased to confirm that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be reopening on 23 ...
22/02/2022

We are pleased to confirm that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be reopening on 23 February 2022.

Please note that first entry to the Submarine Museum will be 11am.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Closing our sites is never an easy decision. However, the impact of sustained high winds over a number of days on the historic buildings and ships in Portsmouth and Gosport left us with no choice but to temporarily close.

Having now assessed the damage to our sites and put in place new safety and security measures, we can confidently welcome you back and hope you have a fantastic day out!

If you have any ticket enquiries please contact [email protected]

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22/02/2022

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We've come across another interesting find among the rolled plans that are being cared for and catalogued - HMS Alliance's docking plan.

Storm Update – Temporary Closures February 2022We are deeply sorry to say that due to the continued impact of high winds...
21/02/2022

Storm Update – Temporary Closures February 2022

We are deeply sorry to say that due to the continued impact of high winds, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Submarine Museum have been forced to close on 22 February 2022.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower remains open.

We are planning to open the Dockyard and Submarine Museum from the 23 February 2022, but are continuing to monitor the situation and may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice.

While all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our staff and visitors must come first, thank you for your understanding.

For ticket enquires please contact: [email protected]

We are sorry to say that due to continued impact of high winds on the site Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is having to clo...
21/02/2022

We are sorry to say that due to continued impact of high winds on the site Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is having to close to any new admissions for the rest of the afternoon.

We sincerely apologise for any disappointment but the safety of our staff and visitors must come first. For ticket enquires please contact [email protected]

Explosion Museum in Gosport remains open.

⛈️ Storm Update ⛈️Half Term Opening DetailsWe are open this Half Term at ⭐Portsmouth Historic Dockyard⭐Explosion Museum ...
21/02/2022

⛈️ Storm Update ⛈️
Half Term Opening Details

We are open this Half Term at
⭐Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
⭐Explosion Museum in Gosport

Regrettably due to storm damage we are unable to open the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport until Wednesday 23 February at 11am.

Please check our social channels and website for the latest updates.

We're pleased to re-open today following the adverse weather yesterday. All attractions are open but Harbour Tours and t...
19/02/2022

We're pleased to re-open today following the adverse weather yesterday. All attractions are open but Harbour Tours and the Waterbus will not be running today.

HMS Warrior and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard plans to open on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February 2022. These plans are w...
18/02/2022

HMS Warrior and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard plans to open on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February 2022. These plans are weather dependent, and our biggest priority is and will always be your safety.

Please make sure you check our social channels for all the latest updates.

Due to extreme weather conditions we regret to confirm we will be closing Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including the Ro...
18/02/2022

Due to extreme weather conditions we regret to confirm we will be closing Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, on Friday 18 February 2022. We apologise for any disappointment.

For ticket enquiries please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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17/02/2022

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What's going on this week?
A winter deep clean for the artefacts at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower has started - it's time consuming work to keep them looking ship shape.

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HMS Warrior

Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship of her day and had a lasting influence on naval architecture and design. Work and life on board reflected both the changes the Royal Navy experienced as it evolved into a professional service and shifts in Victorian society.

Built to counter the latest French battleship, Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet by igniting a new era in naval technology, she soon became outdated. After 22 years’ service, Warrior’s hull was to be used as a depot, floating school and an oil jetty. Painstakingly restored in Hartlepool and back home in Portsmouth since 1987, Warrior is a unique survivor of the once formidable Victorian Navy and now serves as a museum ship, visitor attraction, popular private hire venue and more.

Join the Captain and crew on board and explore this almighty Victorian battleship for yourself - the most fearsome naval weapon of her day and sole survivor of the Black Battlefleet. The Ship’s company are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

See Queen Victoria’s favourite ship and save 20% when you book a Full Navy Ticket online today.

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Hoy Boy singing for his supper on HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 🌊⚓️⛵️ had a lovely audience

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Taking a look at a very festive HMS Warrior 1860 at the Portsmouth Victorian Festival of Christmas back in 2013.
Well after 2 years in the waiting that was a special night on Saturday launching (if you'll pardon the pun 😜) my show A Night at the Musicals onboard the HMS Warrior 1860 Thanks to my phenomenal singers, the first class Darren West Yorkshire PA Hire and all the team at the Warrior for delivering such a fantastic event! Here's to the next one! ❤
Hms warrior, had a fantastic time, thank you to the crew members.I could have stayed here just listerning to your stories all day..I will be back ...
My Great Uncle Stephen Day at the emergency wheel position of HMS Impregnable (formerly HMS Black Prince the sister of Warrior)
c 1915.
There’s only 100 days to go!
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Summer 2017,we had so much fun !
I took this on a recent visit, sadly didn't get to see inside but definitely on the to do list next time
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Are you starting to look forwards to future conferences after restrictions have lifted? Looking for something a bit different? We put together a fun blog on some of the best unusual events venues in the UK! Including Coombe Abbey Hotel Drayton Manor Crumlin Road Gaol Shoreditch Treehouse HMS Warrior 1860 Mythe Barn Events

Read it here: https://www.eventurous.co.uk/25-unusual-event-conference-team-building-venues-in-the-uk/
Yesterday we shared the conservation of hatch seven onboard HMS Warrior 1860 - one of our many projects that are being completed in the third lockdown.

Part of this project that is adding the finishing touches to the binnacles and the pair of ships wheels which have been painted ready for the brightwork to be completed by the conservators this week. Brightwork is exposed metal and varnished woodworking.

During the third lockdown the conservation team have been busy completely rebuilding HMS Warrior 1860's seventh hatch coaming.

The coaming is a raised border round the hatch of a ship to keep out water.

This required the removal of the very decayed coaming, descaling the corroded ironwork and treating it to try and prevent corrosion, as well as the removal of the ships wheels and binnacles.

Extensive research included using the original drawing to ascertain what should be reinstated. The iron frame has been repainted and a new cover ordered. Next stop hatch six!

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