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  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 3:42pm

    English Tourism Week

     

    As part of the annual celebration of English Tourism, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is going 'all in' to help local residents to discover the delights on their doorstep and to encourage new visitors to come and explore our treasures.

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  • Friday, 17 February 2017 - 12:30pm

    By Alan Bush, Jutland Volunteer.

    Originally planned as part of the Jutland Commemorations in the long daylight hours of last summer, the re-scheduled ‘Jutland: The Big Debate’ was held on a dark, blustery Thursday evening this 2nd February bringing together historical experts, members of the public and a virtual audience from all over the world.

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  • Monday, 13 February 2017 - 10:49am
    Just after midnight on 26 August 1914, German light cruiser SMS Magdeburg ran aground in the Baltic. The crew setting off scuttling charges faced a brief engagement with the Russian Navy. The ship was seized and her destruction complete. From the ship the Russians recovered all three copies of her code book, one of which was received by the Admiralty with gratitude. With this book came the facility to ambush the Germans many times during the war, including at the Battle of Jutland.
     
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  • Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 4:09pm
    The National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced that the closure of the main galleries of the Royal Marines Museum will take place on April 1st. 
     
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  • Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 11:49am
    New date released for panel discussion
     
    “Question Time” panel debate on Battle of Jutland chaired by popular TV historian and broadcaster Dan Snow
     
    International panel confirmed
     
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  • Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 10:49am
    Image credit: Aircraft Carrier Alliance
     
    Funding of £74,350 has been secured to transform the entrance to the Fleet Air Arm Museum with an exciting new playground inspired by the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the new aircraft carriers due to enter Royal Navy service in 2017.
     
    The project will significantly alter visitor’s first impressions of the museum and introduce the inspirational story of Royal Navy aviation in a novel, attractive and engaging way.  
     
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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands