We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport and Yeovilton on Wednesday 2 December 2020. 
Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, Hartlepool will remain closed.
 HMS Caroline remains closed to the public.

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  • Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 6:00pm

    Museum Ship-Keeping Trainee Meshellae has been helping the National Museum of the Royal Navy, to get items ready for public display when the new Victory Gallery opens.

    Here’s a first-hand account of what she’s been working on lately…

    My name is Meshellae Payne and I am one of the Museum Ship-Keeping Trainees with National Historic Ship’s Shipshape Heritage Training Programme.

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  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 4:48pm

    Remembrance as we understand it today is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Historically, commemoration of sacrifice was often confined to remembering the deeds of ‘Great Men’; the Royal Navy’s annual reflection on the death of Admiral Nelson is a good example of this.

    War Memorials listing the fallen began to appear across the country after the Boer War of 1899-1902, but it was the end of the First World War which really cemented modern Remembrance culture into the British national psyche.

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  • Monday, 16 November 2020 - 4:51pm

    A donation to the “Royal Navy Submarine Museum in memory of a friend has revealed a poignant tale of wartime friendship and loss.

    Mr Ron Greengrass of London served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service during the Second World War. On VE day 8 of May 1945 he was enjoying the victory celebrations on shore leave from his submarine HMS Safari.

    Ron had run out of money but fellow submariner Peter Harsant offered a ten-bob note so that Ron could carry on celebrating the end of the war in Europe.

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  • Monday, 9 November 2020 - 4:48pm

    The 11 November 2020 marks 80 years since the attack on Taranto Harbour in 1940.

    Here's a breakdown explaining what happened during the attack and why.

    The Fleet Air Arm attack on Taranto harbour strengthened Royal Naval superiority in the Eastern Mediterranean and ended the game of cat and mouse between the Italian Navy and the British Mediterranean Fleet.

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  • Friday, 6 November 2020 - 3:08pm

    Everyone knows that sailors go to sea. It’s what the Royal Navy does. Some sail on the waves, some go under the water in submarines, some fly over the water in the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Marines go by sea to deploy on land where they are most needed. 

    In 1914, the Royal Navy was not short of regular servicemen or volunteers to join up for the First World War. However, the Army needed extra battalions to fight in Belgium. 

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  • Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 10:07pm
    • The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched a bid to save 10 incredibly unique that plot the defeat of the Spanish Armada
    • The defeat of the Armada is a defining point in the creation of England’s identity and a decisive moment in English history
    • The National Museum needs to raise £600,000 to prevent their loss overseas

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