Online Collections Portal

The National Museum of the Royal Navy continues to open our collections up online. For the first time, you can browse our collection like never before as we continue to digitally upload 2,500,000 individual items to our new database.

Collectively, these objects tell the story of the Royal Navy from the formation of the Royal Navy as the national naval force of the Kingdom of England in 1660, the Georgian Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar to the modern fleet we see today. We have started an ambitious project to transform how we care for and share our collection to the wider world and believe the new collections portal is just the beginning of that journey.

Search for a variety of curatorial projects from the HMS Warrior Collection including the restoration process and highlights from the curatorial team. See how the new portal works below and our continued commitment to update it.

How does it work? 

Using our portal is simple. Simply search for a particular object or archival item in the available online catalogue. You can also search for key individuals or people who served in the Royal Navy. Our Curators have also created curatorial highlights which you can browse from the introduction page. Navigate to the collection highlights area which is provided in the dropdown boxes on the introduction page. 

We are continuously adding new material to the site, so make sure to check back regularly as we increasingly add more of our vast collections to the portal.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands