• Monday, 23 March 2020 - 10:19am


    The National Museum of the Royal Navy has made the difficult decision to close its sites in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation. All of our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Belfast, Yeovilton and Hartlepool will be closed from 17.00 on 18 March 2020.

    There have been no diagnosed cases of the virus on site, however we felt that like our colleagues across the Museum and Heritage sector, closure of the sites was now the best decision to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors....

  • Friday, 13 March 2020 - 4:40pm

    COVID-19 – Information for guests visiting The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    We know that this is a difficult and confusing time in relation to the variety of information concerning COVID-19.

    We wanted to update you on the steps The National Museum of the Royal Navy is taking to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.

    We are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. It is of vital importance for us to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our...

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 6:10pm

    The Princess Royal visits The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool marking the start of ambitious new development work on Hartlepool’s waterfront.

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

    As Patron of The National Museum of the Royal Navy this visit from HRH The Princess Royal marks the start of work in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council to redevelop the museum and wider waterfront site...

  • Monday, 24 February 2020 - 9:04am

    See the world’s last surviving warship from the Battle of Jutland, HMS Caroline, like you have never seen her before.

    Guided tours of the First World War era ship by expertly trained historical guides are being held for a limited time between 24 February and 22 March.

    Guests will be transported back in time to 1916, where they will hear a variety of stories from the First World War, told by expert guides.

    During the hour long tours, visitors will be given a unique tour of the entire vessel from the engine rooms, which still contain the four Parsons steam turbines...

  • Friday, 21 February 2020 - 11:01am

    Critical support has been given to The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s project to open a new Royal Marines Museum by RMA The Royal Marines Charity (RMA-TRMC) which has pledged a £1 million donation.

    The plans to open a new museum at the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard received the vital boost from the charity, which exists to help the entire Royal Marines family.

    The £1 million gift from the charity’s historic reserves recognise the level of connectivity between the ethos of the RMA TRMC and the objective of the museum to remember those who have served, those who...

  • Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 4:23pm


    Not sure what to do this February half term?

    Join the crew onboard HMS Caroline next week for activities that suit all ages, abilities and will keep you dry if the weather isn’t looking so good!

    There’s arts and crafts for little adventurers, exciting trails around the ship and lectures about conservation. Plus, you can crack codes, camouflage ships and see if you’ve got what it takes to launch torpedoes which is just as popular with adults as well as the kids.

    Here’s the top five things to do onboard the ship during half term.

    1. Explore the Lego...


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands