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The Trafalgar Sail

Event date(s)

See the original sail from HMS Victory for a limited time only. 

The unique and fragile nature of the only surviving sail from the Battle of the Trafalgar means it must be kept in special conditions and is not always available for public exhibition. These tours will offer a chance to view the sail with a conservator to learn more about its history and the techniques used to protect it for many years to come.  

Tours will run on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September, at 10:30am to 11am and 11:30am to 12pm. This is a free event but spaces are limited to 10 people per tour so pre-booking is essential. 

Book Tickets 

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.