Collections & Exhibitions

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If you have a question about the history of the Royal Navy or want to research more about the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s collections,  please look through our free resources on the ‘online resources’ page or on the ‘information bank’. Some of our photographic collections are also available to order from the Print on Demand catalogue.

Tattoo History Exhibition

As the world’s leading destination for naval heritage, where better to unveil our newest major exhibition; Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed. It’s genuinely ground-breaking and a comprehensive history of British tattooing with its strong naval connections, featuring cutting-edge designers, leading academics, and major private collectors. Featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts from the work of major tattoo artists.

LCT 7074

LCT 7074, the last Second World War Landing Craft (Tank) in the UK and one of the last in the world, and a campaign veteran of the D-Day landings has been saved with the support of a £916,149 grant from the National Memorial Heritage Fund to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.  

NMRN Hartlepool

NMRN Hartlepool is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools - in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

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 Alliance

Ready for patrol -  go onboard the only remaining British ocean-going WW2 era submarine, HMS Alliance, at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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.

HMS Caroline

The last survivor of the Battle of Jutland is being preserved for future generations to act as a living memorial to the lives of those who died. 

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands