The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Yeovilton will re-open w/c 17 May - please check each museum for their opening days/times.

HMS Caroline remain temporarily closed.

Pre-booking is essential at all attractions. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


News & Events

Latest Posts

  • Monday, 7 June 2021 - 12:05pm

    • The National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum and Commonwealth War Graves Commission are marking this year’s Armed Forces Week by launching a virtual walking event, In the Footsteps of Our Forces
    • The four organisations are appealing to the public to take inspiration from Sir Captain Tom Moore and get active; by participating in a 5,10 or 25K walk around historic sites in their local community, reflecting on the incredible contribution of our service personnel

  • Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 9:45am

    Reaching a truly global audience and being part of a live 17-hour online showcase of naval museums, were just two of the benefits for the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) when it signed up to be part of the World of Warships Longest Night of Museums.

    NMRN joined 15 different institutions from around the globe, from Australia to Hawaii, passing through East Asia, Europe and the Americas, in an ambitious online event that reached (at point of broadcast) 1.4m on the official World of Warships Twitch and YouTube channels. Twitch is a live streaming platform for gamers.

  • Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 1:08pm
    • Growing relationship with Dementia Friends initiative is creating a welcoming experience for visitors living with dementia
    • Over 50 staff now trained as Dementia Friends
    • Museum team used lockdown period to recruit a further twelve staff to Dementia Friends team and develop their training 
  • Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 11:03am

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has entered a period of consultation with staff based at the HMS Caroline site, which NMRN operates on behalf of the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE). HMS Caroline has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to Coronavirus restrictions. At this time staff were placed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough). NMRN’s Operator Agreement ended in June 2020 and since this time the DfE has been reviewing the options for the future operation of the ship.

  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 5:20pm

    HMS Victory's Dock Walkway

    ‘A sight Nelson never saw’ was revealed to our visitors when we briefly opened Autumn 2020 and now since we've re-opened in May 2021. The walkway takes you into the bottom of the dock and under HMS Victory as part of the tour for the first time in her illustrious history. It was, literally, a sight Nelson never saw.

  • Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 9:00am

    The Longest Night of Museums will feature 15 naval museums from all over the world in a 17-hour long stream packed with virtual tours, historical quizzes, and attractive prizes.


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