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Their Finest Hour

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Take part in a University of Oxford project that aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Come along to the Victory Gallery and bring your family treasures and share tales from the past and be a part of this amazing digital archive.

This event will take place on Saturday 16th September between 10am to 4pm.

This is a free drop-in event but does not include access to the wider National Museum of the Royal Navy galleries or the other attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 

Heritage Open Days

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, alongside Portsmouth Historic Dockyard generally, is proud to be taking part in Heritage Open Days this year. With a theme of ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ we’ve got events sure to get you thinking about British naval history in a whole new way.  

Get inspired by crafty submariners, the unusual and thought-provoking items in our collection, and the work of the shipwrights combining traditional and modern techniques to work on the flagship of Horatio Nelson.