36 hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War
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The National Museum of the Royal Navy is set to launch an incredible new blockbuster exhibition
“36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War” in May 2016.
“The English were beaten. The spell of Trafalgar has been broken. You have started a new chapter in world history.” – Kaiser Wilhem II, at Wilhelmshaven, 5 June 1916.
This Battle of Jutland exhibition is being developed in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and NMRN will be incorporating a significant amount of material from their collections as well as borrowing material from other sources. The exhibition is in fact a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring the national collection together. We intend to put our visitors at the heart of the action, incorporating audio visual experiences alongside displays of our historic collections. We want our visitors to understand the awe inspiring scale of the battle, the drama and confusion of warfare at sea as well as encouraging reflection on the impact of the battle and the sacrifices that sailors from both sides made. The exhibition will be the most significant on the subject in 2016 and a key component within a wider programme of commemoration activities in this country and Germany.