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  • Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 11:54am

    This Easter, HMS Caroline has lots of activities that the whole family can enjoy.

    From exploring the ship through with our Easter trail to cracking codes in our signal school – there’s plenty to see and do.

    Don’t forget all of our activities are included as part of your ticket. What’s more, all of our tickets are valid for 12 months, this means that you can visit the ship as many times as you like for no extra cost!

    Here are some of our must do’s for families this Easter:

    Explore the ship through our Bunny Trail 

  • Monday, 1 April 2019 - 3:57pm

    Step on board for the ultimate family day out.

    Join us for a fun-filled week of Easter activities, families can explore the ship with our Easter trail, get creative with our arts and crafts activities or try their hand at our interactive exhibits.

    19th – 28th April

    Children can explore the ship through our exciting Easter trail, inspired by Blucher the bunny, a naughty rabbit who lived on board with the crew during the First World War – don’t forget to collect your prize at the end!

  • Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:41pm

    A brand new exhibition retells the epic battle between the Royal Navy and pirates from centuries past will open on 6 April 2019 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Known for its vivid colour and deadly reputation, the Jolly Roger flag features a skull and crossbones design, striking fear in to all that see it. However, the history of its use by the Royal Navy who flew the flag from First World War submarines is lesser known.

  • Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 2:44pm

    Curators at The National Museum of the Royal Navy have uncovered the unpublished memoir, Me by Me: Memoirs of a Nobody, by Royal Navy serviceman Les Parkinson. It has now been brought to life by one of the actors from the museum’s “Dockyard Alive troupe to coincide with the move of Rescue Motor Launch RML 497.

  • Monday, 18 February 2019 - 9:02am

    The relationship started with a partnership to work on the excavation of the most important maritime archaeology project in decades, the excavation of the wreck HMS Invincible. Now the collaboration between The National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust has got the official seal of approval following a formal agreement signed this month.

  • Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 9:10am

    Supporters of the campaign to open a new Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are being given a rare opportunity to adopt an object from the collection in a scheme launched today, Thursday 14 February. 

    Initially twenty special artefacts have been selected from the museum’s vast collection of over two million items. The scheme gives the chance to put a name to some of the most interesting, informative and educational items in the collection.


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands