• Date:
    Sat, 30/06/2018 - 10:00am to Sun, 30/12/2018 - 4:00pm

    Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

  • Date: Tue, 25/09/2018 -
    10:30am to 11:30am

    Meet author Quentin Falk onboard HMS Warrior for a lively talk, in conjuction with Pen & Sword Books. Our series of First World War book talks continue with Quentin Falk, author of ‘Mr Midshipman VC, The Short Accident-Prone Life of George Drewry, Gallipoli Hero’. He'll be joined by fellow author, Peter Smith, known for writing ‘The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48’.

  • Date:
    Sat, 29/09/2018 - 10:00am to Sun, 30/09/2018 - 6:00pm

    The Subaqautic Steampunk Weekend 2018

    Location: Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport

    Join the steampunk revolution!

    Get your aviator goggles at the ready! The Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend returns in 2018. Fan favourite features return including steampunk performers, the gin and beer tent and our boutique fashion show.

  • Date: Tue, 02/10/2018 -
    1:30pm to 7:00pm

    To commemorate the bicentenary of the Chilean Navy, visiting speakers from the UK and Chile will present on Admiral Cochrane, the rescue of Shackleton and Anglo-Chilean naval cooperation.

    The conference will conclude with signing an agreement on UK and Chilean Naval heritage, and a canape reception with musical display by the Royal Marines Band Corps of Drums. Entry from 1.30pm with the programme finishing at 7.00pm. Entry will not be permissible after 2.00pm.


    13:30 pm Public registration and coffee

  • Date: Fri, 05/10/2018 -
    10:30am to 11:30am

    As part of the National Museum's dedicated End of First World War Centenary Programme, renowned author Steve Dunn will be joining us for lively discussion, based on his book ‘Bayly’s War: The Battle for the Western Approaches in the First World War’. He'll be joined by fellow author, Jim Ring, who has written 'How the Navy Won the War.'

  • Date: Sat, 06/10/2018 -
    7:00pm to 11:00pm

    Looking for something to do in Belfast? Step on board HMS Caroline and get a taste HMS Caroline’s Beer and Cider Festival.


    The drill hall will be alive with chatter with demonstrations on how to pour the perfect pint to tips on how to make the best beer and cider. Unwind at our beer and cider bar as you listen to local artists and entertainers.

  • Date: Wed, 10/10/2018 -
    10:00am to 4:30pm

    Ask the Archives

    Location: Explosion Museum, Gosport 

    Join us on 10 October for Ask the Archives at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower from 10am to 4.30pm. Come along and learn about family history with one of our museum curators. Whether you want to learn about naval history or want to discover more about your family history. Our team will help you find the answers. The event is free to attend with a valid attraction ticket.

  • Date: Sat, 20/10/2018 -
    7:00pm to 11:45pm

    Trafalgar Night

    Location: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

    Join us for this traditional naval celebration commemorating Nelson’s famous victory.

    Watch the parading of the beef with traditional drummers & join the Captain in a port toast to Admiral Lord Nelson.

    Sea shanties whilst you dine, then a ‘good old sing a long’ with live entertainment.

    To end on a high, dance the night away with our live band!

    £95 per person - includes a cocktail on arrival, 1/2 bottle wine, 3 course dinner & entertainment.

  • Date:
    Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:00am to Sat, 27/10/2018 - 5:00pm

    Get ready for a magical Halloween!


    Halloween Family Event - 26/10/19 - 27/10/18 10am - 5pm

    Calling all witches and wizards! Come along to Priddy's School of Magic on the 26 & 27 October as it opens its doors at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, Hampshire, offering instruction in skills needed to help defend the country against attack by the dark forces.


  • Date: Wed, 31/10/2018 -
    7:00pm to 9:45pm

    Experience the darker side to history this Halloween, where nothing is quite what you expected. After darkness falls, stories from the past are uncovered as Jack the Painter returns from beyond the grave.

    Museums After Dark introduce a brand new horror experience this Halloween as the cobbles come to life with your quaking steps and distant screams. We’ll be opening the gates on 31 October from 7pm until late – are you brave enough?

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands