Due to COVID sickness within our teams we are sometimes required to close our attractions and sites at short notice.

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We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

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Collections & Exhibitions

Make An Enquiry

See what changes are taking place when making an enquiry and what new ways we're introducing to get you closer to our curatorial services. Take a look at our free resources in the information bank and how to order photographic collections from our print on demand catalogue.

Night Hunters Coastal Forces Exhibition

Learn the little-known story of the Royal Navy’s heroic coastal forces in both World Wars told for the first time in major new gallery at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Horrible Histories Pirates: UK Exclusive!

Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition ‘lands ahoy’ at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool from 9 April 2022.  Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code!

Monitor HMS M33

The sole remaining British veteran of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign and the only British warship from the First World War that opened to the public during the centenary year.

HMS - Hear My Story

HMS – Hear My Story is a major exhibition situated in the Babcock Galleries at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It tells the undiscovered stories from the ordinary men, women and ships which have made the Navy‘s amazing history over the last 100 years, the century of greatest change.

Armed Forces Day 2021

Left. Right. Left. Right. Left.
Get your marching boots on and walk with the Tri-Service Museums & CWGC this Armed Forces Day.
Walk. Share. Remember. 
Walk, share and remember the stories of the Armed Forces this Armed Forces weekend with the Tri-Service Museums & CWGC.
Walk in the footsteps of the Forces this Armed Forces Day with the Tri-Service Museums and CWGC.


Action Stations

Jump, roll and climb your way to fun at Action Stations - the perfect day out for all the family. 


Built by the French in 1744, HMS Invincible was captured by the Royal Navy in 1747 and became the blueprint for all Royal Navy 74-gun ships. HMS Invincible sank after 14 years in service running aground at Horse Tail Sand, in the Solent, near Portsmouth.

Virtual VE Day 75 Festival

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Army Museum and the Royal Air Force Museum are joining forces to host a free online festival, bringing to life the stories of those who helped deliver Victory in Europe.

VJ Day 75

Marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, this series of talks and events over 14 - 16 August 2020 explores the contribution of British Commonwealth forces during the Far East campaign of the Second World War.

Armada Maps

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has stepped forward to lead the campaign to stop the export of the Armada maps to an overseas buyer. The maps tell the story of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the origins of England’s naval power.

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