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  • Friday, 22 September 2017 - 9:57am

    LCT 7074 to be focal point of The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s affiliate  Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum thanks to £4.7m from The National Lottery 

    For the first time ever an original Landing Craft Tank (LCT) will be on display at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth.  This has been made possible thanks to an investment of nearly £5m from The National Lottery and has been planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the landings in two years’ time.

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  • Friday, 22 September 2017 - 9:50am

    The Supermarine Walrus would be highly unlikely to win a best looking or most elegant aircraft contest but for downed airmen and survivors of a sinking ship, it was a thing of true beauty. 

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  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - 1:45pm

    The 30th anniversary of Victorian battleship HMS Warrior 1860’s return to Portsmouth was the focus for a visit, today, 14 September, by royal patron HRH Princess Alexandra to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    After being updated on progress on the restoration project she formally launched two years ago, Her Royal Highness met with staff, volunteers and trustees and marked the 30th anniversary with tea and cake.

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  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - 12:48pm

    I am a little bit obsessed with gender history, especially men and women in the past who crossed gender expectations and boundaries to do things that would shock their contemporaries. One of my favourite objects is Rear-Admiral Edward Ellicott’s biography. Even though it is written as though Ellicott is telling the stories, it was actually penned by his daughter after his death.

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  • Monday, 11 September 2017 - 12:47pm

    Find the perfect view of HMS Queen Elizabeth from three different vantage points when you visit us.

    The new Queen Elizabeth class carrier is 35 times the size of Nelson’s famous flagship HMS Victory and four times her length. Visitors will get the very best view of Britain’s largest aircraft carrier ever built this summer now she has arrived in her home port.

    A new exhibition
    To coincide with the carrier’s arrival into Portsmouth, there is a new Aircraft Carrier exhibition in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Storehouse Number 9.

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  • Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 5:09pm

    Willy Wong, Student Intern from the University of Leicester returns with another article on a new display for an exhibition he’s recently completed. He is a part of a heritage internship programme at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. His work involves working across the National Museum, including the new exhibition, the Making of a Royal Marines Commando which has recently opened in Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands