Due to uncertainty around changing COVID regulations and the potential impact of sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


HMS - Hear My Story

Meet the Team

It took a lot of people, with a lot of different skills, to deliver this project and create a new gallery like ‘HMS’. Within the Museum everyone from curators, to historians, learning staff and fundraisers were involved. We were lucky to have a fantastic team of volunteers working alongside us who helped by researching collections and assisting at a wide range of events in and outside the Museum.

We were also joined by the professional Design Team who planned every part of the project using their skills as: project managers (Appleyards), architects (Purcell), exhibition designers (Redman Design), mechanical and electrical engineers (Chapman Bathurst), quantity surveyors (Wenham O’Brien), and Structural Engineers (Hamill).

The Design Team monitored the work of the different contractors appointed to deliver the project. The first to join us were Warings Construction Limited who carried out all the shell and core building work required to renovate Storehouse 10.

You can meet more of the team here.

Project Architect for PURCELL describes the challenges in converting an 18th century naval storehouse into a 21st century exhibition gallery


Senior Research Fellow, discusses the relevance of the Royal Navy's modern history in today's world


Community Engagement Officer, talks about her work bringing the Royal Navy’s history to new museum audiences

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