• Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 11:49am
    New date released for panel discussion
    “Question Time” panel debate on Battle of Jutland chaired by popular TV historian and broadcaster Dan Snow
    International panel confirmed
    Following the centenary year commemorations for the Battle of Jutland last year, a clash considered the defining naval battle of the...
  • Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 10:49am
    Image credit: Aircraft Carrier Alliance
    Funding of £74,350 has been secured to transform the entrance to the Fleet Air Arm Museum with an exciting new playground inspired by the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the new aircraft carriers due to enter Royal Navy service in 2017.
    The project will significantly alter visitor’s first impressions of the museum and introduce the inspirational story of Royal Navy aviation in a novel, attractive and engaging way.  
    The funding issued by the Viridor Credits...
  • Friday, 9 December 2016 - 9:40am
    The story of a Royal Marine Musician who fought at the Battle of Jutland a century ago is to be told at a blockbuster exhibition from The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN).
    The fragment of a trombone played by Bandsman Frederick Charles Palfreman, his medals, a photograph and newspaper clipping are now on display at 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War, the immersive new exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    Bandsman Palfreman, born on April 1 1899 in Pimlico, London, fought on HMS Warspite at Jutland, the...
  • Monday, 28 November 2016 - 2:52pm

    18th February 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

    ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy’ will open to the public 18th February 2017 and focus on the history of women working in the Naval Service. The exhibition will reveal some of the lesser-known stories of women dating right back to the Age of Sail more than 250 years ago when women’s contribution was disguised or unofficial.
    The exhibition will open in the centenary year of the Woman’s Royal Naval Service (...
  • Friday, 25 November 2016 - 2:44pm
    Statement from Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director General of The National Museum of the Royal Navy. November 25 2016
    We are delighted to announce that The National Museum of the Royal Navy has been able to secure the medals and log books of Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown following the intervention of an incredibly generous donor. It is fair to say that Captain Brown was by many measures the Fleet Air Arm’s most significant pilot of the post-war period and we are thrilled and honoured to be able to class this collection as one of our own. 
  • Friday, 18 November 2016 - 12:59pm

    31 May 1, & 2 June 2017

    Call for Papers

    DEADLINE 16 December 2016

    This Anglo-German conference, to be held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and co-hosted by the Deutsches Marinemuseum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will explore the First World War at sea from the battle of Jutland through to the Armistice and the peace treaties which brought it to an end. Any methodological approach and any aspect of the naval history of...

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands