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

Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid closures 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. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.



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On 28th June 1911, The Dockyard Museum opened in Portsmouth, growing and evolving into the Royal Naval Museum, which then became a part of the newly formed National Museum of the Royal Navy in September 2009.

The Museum changed its name to The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, as the overall organisation grew to also encompass The Royal Marines Museum, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.

In 2015, we opened First World War Monitor HMS M.33 to the public, and in 2016 we added HMS Caroline in Belfast, and the Hartlepool Maritime Experience and HMS Trincomalee to the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.

Today, the organisation employs over 250 people across 14 different attractions. From front of house teams to operations, our workplace is dynamic and innovative place to work, as one of the UK's newest National Museums. Take a look at our roles below to see which one suits you. 

Jobs across The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Jobs at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Casual Team Members

Team Member (Seasonal)

Welcome Host

Deputy General Manager (Project Delivery)

HR Assistant 

Conservation Technician


Jobs at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and The Royal Navy Submarine Museum Gosport 

Casual Team Members 


Jobs at Fleet Air Arm Museum

Casual Team Members

Curator (Archives)


Jobs at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

Casual Team Members

Operations Manager



Jobs at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Belfast (HMS Caroline)

Business Development Manager - HMS Caroline


Volunteering across The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Learning Volunteers - Fleet Air Arm Museum



Nelson's funeral barge

The funeral barge used to transport Nelson’s body down the Thames is preserved at the NMRN.